Excerpt: I almost think zombie killing should be considered a separate genre from other shooters. There is just something really cool about blasting the undead, as the legions of fans of those types of games will attest. And despite somewhat lacking any real story, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 have been immensely popular, with number two making up for a lot of the flaws of the original.
Excerpt: I’ve never understood video game boycotts. From Diablo 3 to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , a small segment of fanatic gamers responds to seemingly any sequel with rage normally found in only the worst fanboys. Left 4 Dead 2 ‘s recent release was yet another surrounded by threats from gamers angry that developer Valve was releasing a sequel so quickly.
Conclusion: For those of us that love the game, Left 4 Dead 2 is an early Christmas gift. The new weapons, Infected and graphical update is the shot in the arm players were looking for to expand the PvP experience. For anyone that was expecting a radical overall, you are out of luck. But since we are talking sequels here, I don't think you need to reinvent the wheel.
Pros: Improved graphics, new weapons, new maps, new Infected, new game modes, increased difficulty makes it seem like a "real" Zombie apocalypse.
Cons: Survivors seem like cardboard cutouts compared to the original quartet in Left 4 Dead, same gameplay as previous game, multiplayer game browser still has a long way to go, Survivors have potty mouths.
Summary: Alla fine di questa girandola di sangue e zombie, Valve ha chiaramente dato in pasto ai giocatori un buon add-on, capace di soddisfare chi da Left 4 Dead 2 vuole innanzitutto tanta azione splatter indiscriminata (e soprattutto, a poco prezzo).