Hands-on impressions of Valve's zombie-laden sequel Left 4 Dead 2 at E3.
"In short, L4D 2 is shaping up to be a surefire hit to one of last year’s must-play titles. It takes everything the original did right, dips it in a fresh coat of polish, and introduces all-new content on top of it all. Judging from my time with the game and considering there is still more yet to be unveiled; calling it a mere expansion is unfair at this point. We certainly look forward to hearing more on this one within the coming months." joy
Left 4 Dead (the first one ) was very successful. It was made in a short time as well . I cant see this one flopping and not being enjoyed by its fans .
L4D was orginally announced in 2005. 4 years a short development cycle, doesn't make... source: http://play.tm/interview/17...
I love how everyone knows they get quality titles from Valve, but for some reason have a problem with a sequel that comes "too soon" and whine like a bunch of school girls with sand in their vag. Valve has never let me down yet. If they say that it has enough content to be labeled a full sequel - then due to Valve's track record I have no reason to doubt them.
http://steamcommunity.com/g... Its the princable. They promised all this content they never delivered and now they think they can just move on?
What's a "princable"? Oh, I think you meant "principle".
Screw all the haters, this is a day one purchase me. L4D is as fun as it gets for FPSs.
nobody is doubting valve's quality. what we are saying is that when valve was getting ready to release the first one they promised us a lot more than they provided. i have purchased every valve game since half life and have always been a HUGE supporter of them. just bothers me that after all this time, all we got out of valve was 2 "new" mulitplayer maps that were actually just slightly adjusted co-op maps. i was expecting at least 2 new full campaigns. and that's not so much to ask when you consider that valve didn't have to put any emphasis on story, and had to do very little voice acting or motion cap. it's a full priced game but all it really is is a CS mod. we paid 50-60 dollars for it because we were expecting some post launch support. but instead of giving us those maps, they are just packaging them in a "new game" which is really just a mod of a mod. yeah, it's improved. but that doesn't make it justifiable. if you look at how they handle TF2 vs how they handle L4D, you'll understand why we feel this way.
i think the 1st one got boring after 10 minutes. i really don't get why so many people enjoy it!
did you have the 360 version? if so i dont blame you but the pc version rules
Left4Dead is one of the most fun games I have played. This is truly one of the best co-op games I have played. I'm so addicted to it. L4D may not have the best graphics, but it's fun, and that is why I play games, TO HAVE FUN.
Dude it's his opinion so why would he be lying? I love L4D myself but only in short bursts as it's pretty limited and this, to me, doesn't look like enough to warrant another full price retail release. A few new maps and skins could have been added as payable DLC when they haven't even given us what was promised for the first game. Yes, it'll get bought but it doesn't make it the right thing to do-not, esp, from a dev like Valve who usually look after their gamers so well. I think that's why there's so much bad feeling-cos people felt they could truct Valve more than the average developer. If they were adding a proper SP campaign complete with a story that you could also co-op through it could be a more reasonable sequel adressing the shortcoming of the first short package. U just hope they add some more content and don't let people on either platform down this time or it will feel like a rip off. New skins and maps are not difficult or dear for them to make, y'know.
''1st one got boring after 10 minutes'' After 10 minutes, mhm, yeah right. Sony fanboy strikes again. How can you get tired of a game after 10 minutes? Espacially a game so fun as Left4Dead? And I wont bother arguing with you. You absolutely do not achieve anything on arguing this site. Bunch of fanboys, that can suck my di*k. They always feel the need to bash/trashtalk the game, and ruin for everyone others that like it. Even when you have a point, they still disagree and trashtalk you, because they are fanboys.
I have both versions (bought the PC version really cheap on Steam) and I like the 360 version better because almost everyone is on their microphones and they communicate. Plus, this is a great game to play split-screen with your buddies. Can't do that on the PC. Oh wait, PC elitists, did I just mention a couple things not in your version of the game. Sorry. Anyway, this game is awesome. L4D2 is easily my favorite announcement of E3.
What a tool , of course it get's boring for some people , just like CS was to some . Why even mention Sony in the thread ? The thing is he should have known better before even getting the game . If you can't enjoy a repetitive multiplayer experience a la cs for what it is , L4D might not be for you , that's all . Personally i love it and will get the second the very day it releases .
Yes, new maps and new skins could have been DLC, but a new AI director with changing environments, new infected, new ammo, and new melee weapons all add up to more than enough for a sequel. Like someone said, Valve has done so much good I don't see why they can't be given the benefit of some doubt. Now you have someone who's posting his impressions on the game. Which he stated he wanted to see if it was enough to actually earn the "sequel", which means that HE was suspicious and ready to cry "foul", but instead came out saying it very much felt like a sequel. Seriously, people are jumping the gun a bit. They saw a trailer and a name and already they want to have Valve's collective head.
My guess would be that your simple minded and uncreative and you need developers to tell you what to in a game.
yea i tried it but got bored with it fast
when you get 4 ppl together that know how to play and how to watch each other's backs. you can play this game on advanced or expert and it's pure orgasm. i'm not happy about the announcement of a sequel without any first game additions, but lets not take away from this game what it deserves. this is possible the most fun co-op experience ever. not just this generation....ever. after bubble bobble, of course.
it looks like a very talented mod if u ask me, ill still pick it up though, i loved the first
Hope the game is Longer than the 1st one to. Only PS3N4GFAMGURLS thought this was shaping up to be crap. Usual N4G hate. Alan Wake Mass Effect 2 Splinter Cell conviction Forza3 Halo ODST Left 4 Dead 2 Those Will Be selling Millions in Short Weeks .
yeah i downloaded the PC version of L4D and it got really boring after about an hour or so.. its like the dynasty warriors of FPS games.
The PC version, is the boring version. I too played the PC version, and it was boring as hell because it is like playing a Sony multiplayer game. NO ONE SPEAKS. It is like a ghost town. The only saving grace of the PC version is MODS. Other than the that, the XBOX Live version rules. When a smoker grabs you, or a hunter pounces on you, you can yell at your teammates to save you. Not so in the PC version because no one talks.
Most people are on Ventrilo or TS Xbox Live is the place to go for pick up games to meet people that talk in L4D I know what you mean.
ol l4d on x360 looks and plays horrible and less enemies too
hum everyone actually talks . What 360 players have enjoyed has been stapple of pc gaming for years in every mmo and fps . You just need TS , ventrilo or any prog of that kind on your own , since pc are obviously not as user friendly .
For those not understanding the problem.... its not about not willing to pay money for new games... Left 4 Dead had 4 maps..... 4. And you could only play Versus on HALF of them. Yes we knew it had 4 when we bought it. We also took Valve at their word that they would add more. They didn't. 6 MONTHS DOWN THE LINE THEY RELEASED THE SDK. Oh.... and they decided to finally let us play Versus mode in the other two maps.... gee.. thanks. We finally get to play all 4 maps? Oh boy oh boy!!! I've supported Valve for more than 10 years... and by supported I mean spent money on almost everything they came out with. Am I irritated? Yes. The game was not finished... if you can't play all 4 maps... it isn't finished. I will not buy L4D2 after spending $50 on an unfinished game that took them 6 months to correct, which we now know the reason for... they were working on the sequel. Valve does not consider L4D the right game to be supporting. Fine... then give me my refund and I'll buy L4D2. Thanks 4 Nothing.
want some cheese with that whine? stop your wingeing, dont like it, dont buy it - no ones forcing you to. Simple
4 MAPS? Are you joking? have you played the game? It's four Campaigns...
I work for valve (england) and I can say this is one of the dumbest comments I have seen. Get a life, geek.
Uhm...If you only got 4 maps, then you should be upset because the rest of us got like 20. And then they give you the other maps for Versus and a new mode for FREE. I think everyone is missing the fact that the game's value was in it's replay value. The game's AI Director changed the game up enough that it was essentially a different game every time. It wasn't about maps and such. And what's funny is that the people crying loudest about this are PC people who can make and dl user made maps. So they can have all the maps they want.
It wont matter how good it is, it is just going to annoy the crying nerds even more :) and btw you can bet ur last dollar that this "boycott" is BS, all those little geeks are still gonna go and buy the game anyway LOL
I probably won't buy the game, L4D gets boring too quickly. Despite 4 different enemy types after 3 or 4 games you know the patterns etc.
Too bad this game isn't L4D. It's L4D2 you know....a sequel. Or maybe you just thought it was the same.
I love the Ratchet and CLank series and the first 3 came out in consecutive years so I have faith that Left 4 dead 2 will be amazing..My friends and I played Left 4 Dead all time until Killzone 2 came out
I would hope it would feel like a sequal. It sure wouldn't take much being that the amount of content in L4D1 was absolutely appalling.
ALL I can say that this game will score in the upper 80s, lowers 90s again. Seriously, this game is in the top 5 of all console exclusives coming this Holiday. The list goes like this: 5. L4D2 4. Splinter Cell Conviction 3. Uncharted 2 2. Forza 3 1. Halo 3 ODST
Loved the first one and was about to buy it on PC but thankfully I held out until after e3 to realize a new one is arriving this year. Can never get enough zombie killing if you ask me
It isn't just that the game is "too soon." The problem is that the game is basically exactly what was promised for the ORIGINAL game but NEVER DELIVERED. A sequel would actually be really nice if they had bothered to actually finish the first game and provide the DLC that they told everyone to expect. I bought the game anticipating several new campaigns, guns, maybe characters- Nada basically. So, no, people aren't really that pissed off that there is a sequel so soon. People are pissed off that they didn't finish the first game and now they want more money for something that should be DLC or an inexpensive expansion.
Looks like they have improved on alot. Giving me more content this go round is great, considering how much replay ive enjoyed from the original. Knowing what the first was all about and seeing the video of the L4D2 gameplay has already made me a buyer. Is there any vids out showing weps other than the small machine gun and pistols? Always been a Shotgun fan in L4D....
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