I think the Needler needs to have more information on the HUD.
Often, I don’t even realize that I’m being turned into a pincushion, and I don’t think that makes much sense.
Also, it’s very difficult to tell exactly how many needles I or an enemy can take or dish out before we die.
With full shields, it seems like a few needles can be too much sometimes and not enough to really do much damage other times, and likewise for enemies.
Some sort of indicator that I and enemies are reaching that point would be nice to have considering that the Needler doesn’t need to completely wipe out shields to kill.