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...
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 …
Excerpt: These days it seems that no developer can release a sequel without some sort of outcry from the original’s fans. There is always a fine line between releasing a product that is too familiar to the old one, or too different to be called a sequel.
Summary: I admit, I wasn't too high on Left 4 Dead before the game was released but the demo got me hooked and I've been playing it constantly ever since. A majority of my nights after I put my son to bed was spent killing zombies with three strangers.
Excerpt: Left 4 Dead 2 was announced to the world last July to a lot of noise, both supporting and opposing it. Those who loved the original Left 4 Dead couldn’t wait to see how the creative brains at Valve could improve on what already was an awesome game.
Summary: When Left 4 Dead 2 was first announced a scant few months after the first as a full on standalone sequel, it caused more than a few gamers to feel a bit pissed. After all, hardly any of the promised expansion content for the first had yet come out, and many didn’t initially feel that the game...