Excerpt: You’ve battled through five campaigns, twenty four chapters of intense zombie splattering, you’ve decapitated hundreds of them face to face with your fire axe, and you’ve destroyed even more with your combat shotgun or the trusty old AK47 you found in the cold brittle fingers of a corpse you tripped...
Excerpt: Left 4 Dead 2 is, quite obviously, the follow-up to the Valve’s massive hit (and the 8th Circuit’s 2008 game of the year award ), Left 4 Dead . You know the premise: 4 player zombie killing co-op, but is Left 4 Dead 2 as good as its predecessor?
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.
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.
Excerpt: For the uninitiated, the original Left 4 Dead is a first-person shooter where you (and three other teammates) go through campaign mode running through urban and rural areas while dodging the undead and capping zombies.
Excerpt: Releasing a hit PC game is almost easy for a developer next to struggling with the decision of following it up an expansion or a full out sequel. For a developer like Valve it’s even harder when you consider the …
Conclusion: Valve has done it once again. Valve knows their community and has thoroughly impressed this skeptic. Left 4 Dead 2 takes everything that was amazing about the first installment and puts it on steroids.