Yikes, I lost one of my survivors. Not the person I was controlling. But it was tense and frustrating.
I'd just finished a mission way out at the Wilkerson farm with Marcus, so I quick switched back to Maya at home base (just in case everyone doesn't know, if you're far out from home base you can swap to a character at base and it brings your character back too. Only downside is any sack of supplies you're carrying is dropped wherever you switch at). But anyway I get back to base and John is catching feelings and is depressed. So we go for a walk. We end up inside of a gun store and we're going to kill some zombies. Well.. the shop is empty when we go in, but then a few zeds pop in. While killing them, we apparently make enough noise to alert a horde. Ok, no problem. The stairs in there make for a perfect horde kill box.
We dispatch the horde and the mission still does not finish. I see some stragglers outside so I go out to take care of them. John stays inside. While outside, my blade becomes worn and I will soon be down to my shotgun. I go back inside to help John. We're killing zombie after zombie, there are no hordes alerted yet there seems to be no end in site. I knock a zed down to its knees, then come crashing down on its head with a slow motion sure fire "Zombie Kill of the Week". However, I also destroy my blade in the process.
I retreat outside to get room for my shotgun. Unfortunately, John is slower and gets pinned down. I begin unloading on the zeds with my shotgun and arms/heads/guts/brains go flying. But this alerts another horde. Before I can clear the zombies on John, the horde ascends on him. He screams for them to get closer and then BAM he sacrifices himself by detonating a grenade that takes out himself and at least 10 zeds. There are only 2 stragglers left for me to dispense with and then I pick up John's bag and carry it back to base.
I guess he was right to be sad after all. But what an epic moment when he took himself out. I had no idea that element was in the game.