Summary: On the surface, Left 4 Dead 2 seems like the same game as the original L4D. The gameplay and setup and everything are awfully familiar. When you dig a little deeper, however, you find a game that is improved in just about every way.
Excerpt: Its been a year since the smash new IP developed by Valve, Left 4 Dead, hit the market to critical acclaim. A year later and after much controversy, Left 4 Dead 2 is just about to hit the shelves.
Excerpt: Many have heard news of the Cold Stream DLC recently available on Xbox Live. Perhaps you’ve heard of Mutations becoming available on demand, or how this new campaign map has been available on the PC for free for quite some time.
Excerpt: Cold Stream is an unexpected piece of Left 4 Dead 2 DLC. It’s releasing almost 18 months after the previous add-on. It’s community-made rather than Valve’s handiwork. Unfortunately, despite some stellar work from the original creators, it’s also the rare bit of Valve-sanctioned content that’s not a...
Pros: + A nicely structured campaign with a great final chapter., + Four classic Left 4 Dead campaigns return with L4D2 enemies, weapons, and modes.
Excerpt: Time for a sequel! That’s what Valve must have thought after the equally unexpected as overwhelming success of the first, and quite limited, Left 4 Dead. That the game was a small top title is something you would discover after only a few minutes of playing already.
Conclusion: Whichever you prefer, playing versus with friends or cooperatively against the improved Director, there is almost no fault to Left 4 Dead 2. Yes, Rochelle turned out to be a pretty boring character, and yes, don’t expect to enjoy playing it alone with bots. This is not a single player game.
Excerpt: It looks like the hype machine has done it again. After a development period longer than many gamer’s lives, Too Human is little more than a dull action game touting itself as an RPG. The story is a brief retelling of Norse mythology, where gods are now bioengineered cyberpunk supermen.