I still play this game every once in a while but..
Harry Drew, Amazon
17 February 2013
Summary: I'll probably not buy another because it took me about 45 to install it, sign up, register it and then wait for it to activate. I don't have that much time, when I want to play, I only have 10 minutes, but I'm waiting over that all the time for the game to log itself in. so because of that, I only played the game twice.
Summary: I enjoyed L4D-1 and thought L4D-2 would be a hoot. It was, "alright" at best. I was enjoying the new levels and achievements when WHAM! WTF? I'm repeating missions from the first game??? Are you chittin' me??? But that's what they did. Talk about disappointing and cheap. This game is at BEST an add-on at worst a complete rip-off. Still, I had some fun and I can't deny that.
Summary: Only buy this game if you are really into the online multi player option. Because that's basically 90% of the game. The single player campaign, is really more of an extended demo which an extraordinary stupid ending. Apparently the game company got lazy and decided just spewing out a couple environments and a few new weapons warranted an entire new game. Thank goodness I only paid $5 for this or I'd feel even more ripped off.
Summary: L4D2 was a disappointing sequel to a great game. The graphics were improved slightly, and the new weapons were welcome, but the gameplay suffered. Valve originally stated they would be adding those things to the first game, but instead created a new game with slightly different [worse] mechanics. In doing so they split the L4D gaming community in half, and both games suffered greatly. Don't bother with L4D2.
Summary: Left 4 Dead was one of the surprise hits of 2008 with superb graphics and physics courtesy of the Source engine. It also played brilliantly and influenced team work as well as any other game at the time. The sequel takes this and increases the font size to extra-large, decreases recoil to the point where it's unnoticable, and auto-aim so helpful there's no benefit of actually aiming any more. You can tell this game was ported to the PC at the last minute.
Summary: Like others, I was disappointed to find that this was a Steam game. When you buy a boxed game, you don't expect to have to download it. While I realize Steam has advantages, it's really a pain in some situations. Believe it or not, not everyone has Internet access all the time. Some of us take our laptops on the road, even overseas, where there may be no Internet access, or high roaming charges.
Pros: The graphics were nice, the city looked interesting. Nice selection of guns, blah blah blah
Cons: I'd have liked to explore the city but I was on this track about the width of a hallway most of the game. Even outside. Maddening and super boring. Wave after inexplicable, unclearable wave of zombies. All I could do was fire into the crowd.
Summary: I loved LFD and spent a good portion of my life killing zombies. I mean neglected everything else because the game was so addictive. I pre-ordered LFD2 and yes there is a bat if you pre-order. I love the melee, love hacking with the sword and nothing compares to a good chainsaw run. What i dont understand is why after decades of gaming this game is beating me to death. not challenging just not fun at all. I won't even be finishing it. Its just not worth the aggravation.