As the details come out about Valve's reasons behind releasing Left 4 Dead 2 so quickly, it becomes more and more clear that the L4D2 Boycott Group are simply wrong in their position against the game. Cinemablend provides insight.
How dare Valve promptly develop a sequel. I was expecting to wait a decade, like with Team Fortress 2.
Heh yeah I'm stoked for more Left 4 Dead. I definitely got my money's worth out of the first game. I've had many an awesome LAN party with it as the centerpiece.
4 me the center piece of L4D was easily VS mode. The most fun i've had in VS mode in awhile.
[email protected] I cant wait for LFD 2 to drop on the PC. The first one was a blast. VS mode was great it was very refreshing experience to see mp done this way. The only problem I foresee is that we all have to wight for holidays to get to play it lol
I love the first one and will be buying this new one too... Greedy babies who think everything should be free will be missing out on one of the best games this year.
A one year development cycle doesn't justify a $50 price tag. I don't see how people don't see that.
I dont know.. if L4D is gonna become the next call of duty franchise with the same game coming out every year with a paintjob.. disappointing. Valve is known 4 its great support. Although I am looking 4ward 2 L4D2.. i was hoping 4 it to arrive next year. simply coz right now im over the L4D experience, unless they do something drastically different in L4D2, i dont see myself getting hooked back up.
L4D sucks if it's the same game with a paint job (DLC) and you are over the first game already, but you don't want to see a new game with enhancements for atleast another year. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. -Death
I don't know why people are so upset. Don't buy games because of future content that may or may not be in them and you'll be set ;-)
because Valve promised more support and updates before the game even came out. i will bet 75% of the people in the group will still buy the game, so this will all be meaningless.
Lesson learned: buy a game for what's available, not what may become available. I understand where they're coming from, though.
Or download it via rapidshare or torrent.
If I remember right, HDgamer, you were supposedly studying to become a game developer and here you are apparently advocating piracy. Piracy is wrong. Maybe if you actually ever become a developer you will understand why.
As a member of MCPS I know a litle about what it feels like to have your work downloaded for nothing over file sharers. In principle it's wrong but in reality, I find, most people only pirate copies when they're unsure of a game(and if they like it they then tend to purchase)or if they're too skint to buy it(which effects noone anyway-maybe even makes them more likely to buy the next one if they like it)-it's been the same with songs I've, and everyone else has written. There are tight people who do it, big pirates who take the mick too but I honestly feel the impact of piracy is over stated even in this day and age. Don't most people want to buy legally if they can?
Valve at damage controll
Based on your past comments its clear you're just angry its not on the PS3.
So now, disagreeing with obvious BS is being a "hater?" Wow. Nice. Maybe if they didn't stress at every OTHER turn that this game is basically L4D + new skins, I'd be less inclined to be pissed off about it. But hey, it's Valve! God forbid we question Valve! Hell, people questioned Valve's TF2 update recently, the random drops... guess they were all TF2 haters! Cinemablend, never fails to be trashy.
They should release the game in 2 forms, under 2 names: Left 4 Dead 2: Retail disc only. Left 4 Dead: Episode 2 : Download only That way, those who don't fvcking care that they're getting an awesome sequel, without the wait, can go ahead and buy the disc. Those that feel less "cheated" because they get to download more content, instead of getting a disc, can feel satisfied. Everybody wins! Seriously, these pathetic, disgruntled, so-called "loyal fans" of Valve, sure did a 180 in a heartbeat. Less than 2 years ago, Valve released the best value in gaming HISTORY, when they released Orange Box. Hell, the PC gamers got it for only $50...but it was still a STEAL at $60 on the consoles. Gamers, media...EVERYBODY agreed that was revolutionary, and a bold move, in the face of a trend of $60 games with 6 hour long campaigns. Now, Valve is suddenly some evil, greedy, soulless company, that doesn't care about their fans....just because they announced a sequel to a best-selling game. O-M-F-G...the NERVE!
Bubbles. Orange Box is the best game(s) I have ever played...and the best deal ever. I want to play new Left 4 dead so bad.
when L4D was released, gamers praised it here and there although being a game developed using an engine far outdated than UE3! but blind supporters claimed it's ok because you know..."it's Valve and they only make the best!" mentality was high up in the air when it was clearly CS with with zombies! but Valve is milking their outdated engine and L4D turned out to be very short and not being supported like promised! I'm not blindly hating because I have it for my PC and it was nothing special! so...if this L4D 2 is not waking up those blind supporters, I don't know what will! this is totally the same game + mods and now Valve is in full damage-control mode!
I wish it was DLC so I could get it over steam without having to buy another full price game. But it's understandable from a business standpoint, if I were Valve I probably would have done the same considering the popularity of the franchise.
I feel a little ripped off after buying the first one... mostly just because there weren't enough weapons. I remember I think 6 total and then a few different types of grenades? How lame was that?
Yeah, it was pretty lame. Hopefully they'll address the issues in L4D2.
Yeah, there's the lack of weapons and also seeing as it's basically online only(the SP is barely practise for the mp)shouldn't the original AND the sequel be priced as such and not at the same price as games containing SP and MP components? At, say, £25 a pop nobody would moan, imo, and would welcome the new package fully. Fact is SP is dearer to make than maps and skins(which looks like most of what we'll get)so a game devoid of it should be priced in the same ballpark as Warhawk/Socom etc. Honestly I think it's the lack of features on the discs at the full price which gets people annoyed here-noone thinks the co-op or Vs is crap just that what's being offered really is more of the same in different wrappers but still at full price. I'd absolutely love a L4D with a SP though. It would make it all feel so much more purposeful as well as showing more of what Valve can do-though I get that an ageing engine prolly looks worse in SP than MP which is partly why it won't happen. Nice to dream though. I also think this is why UT3 sold like turd flavour crisps on consoles-practically no SP and full retail price.
I'll be happy if this time around I get to wield an M249 or MG36 instead of those pea shooters in L4D1
...weapons from the toolshed: sickle, 2-headed axe, garden weasel, sledge hammer...to make it seem more plausible (zombie infestation notwithstanding of course). ;) That was something that felt off about Dead Rising AND L4D. These weapons and ammo were just conveniently placed all over the maps...but who the hell put them there? Sure, DR at least had all of the awesome props and toolshed type of weapons...but the guns felt really out of place. If you're going to give me guns, put them in a closet or gun case in a house, or make me break into a gun shop or police station, along the way, like in a movie. Don't put them on a storefront awning (Dead Rising) or on tables at strategic checkpoints.
Seriously STFU Valve we have heard enough of you mouth. You sure like to run it. L4D sucked. Your company sucks. Your employees suck. Have fun on the 360 and PC hopefully they keep you afloat.
Poor little whineyass Sony BlTCH. :(
LOL Troll-Killer bubbles for you. I wonder if he even knows that the PS3 is in last place?
Quit running your mouth, DownNflames. All that comes out of it is nonsense. Valve is easily one of the best development studios in the world. Their games are always top notch. People like you and the rest of the clueless PS3 fanboys on this site only serve to hurt the image of the console you favor.
The PC has been working out pretty well for Valve last time I checked. I guess the 15 miliion staem acounts don't make them any money off sales. And just because the Ps3 has an inefficent architecture the Ps3 kids whine. L4D is better than any multiplayer game the PS3 has.
"Don't ever expect a BUSINESS to go into the red for you just because you've been "such a loyal fan." That's a position based in something other than reality."
bought the first game and it was so totally overated...fun for a couple of weeks, than no one on my bud list was playing it. refuse to buy the next one so close with as I guess with not much diff. Sorry V,,not getting my bucks and I hope the game bombs in the reviews...which just would show you greedy bunch rush to market
valve are good at dismissing things - like entire platforms.
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