Review – Left 4 Dead 2

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Finally, it is here. The most hated and most expected game. The launch was delayed, like usually, but fortunately only few hours, not months or years :) The game is here. And ready to be played. Are you ready to survive?

Left 4 Dead 2 has new and really cool features, but game itself is filled with several bugs. You may get stuck inside a wall/table or and cannot move! Your AI controlled team members are morons of the year and do not always stick with you, so can happen that if you are incapacitated, you’ll watch your player to be totally wiped out, because AI bots cannot calculate the right way and will not come to rescue you! When somebody starts a fire, your AI controlled moron may walk right inside that fire and start screaming in pain and lose hitpoints! You probably remember that video that was posted here before, where human player fell over the edge of balcony and team of morons came to “help” him up, two of them stumbled and fell over the edge too and then the last AI idiot jumped over the edge and fell down, I mean totally down. And similar things happen very often. I think that Valve polished their Director so much but didn’t even try to make AI controlled bots smarter and competitive.

Single player (also multiplayer, if teammates are AI controlled) drives you nuts because of those idiot bots and bugs. Multiplayer is pretty okay, it has 5 of different multiplayer game types (co-op campaign, realism, versus, survival and scavenge) and it’s fun to play.

The game is definitely worth owning/playing. If you’re in Tier 1, then ask your Tier 2/UK friend to make a Christmas gift or simply wait for the weekend deal or other good deals. Or if you really hate your wallet, you can buy this game for 50€. But just look at the screens or play the demo and you will see, it is a pretty damn good game.

But enough of whining, let’s get to the cake! :)

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Left 4 Dead 2 launch time?

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Left 4 Dead 2 demo screenshots

Sorry guys for being too late, I had some serious problems with publishing it.. But now, after 20 hours the post is finally here :)

Started single player Offline game “The Parish” with 2 episodes, normal difficulty. I was randomly chosen to play Coach.

As I used to play guitar some time ago, I chose guitar as my primary weapon and now I am a Guitar hero! :D I didn’t see promised baseball bat though..

Here are some screens… Click on thumbnails to see bigger pictures in new window.

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Left 4 Dead 2: Demo coming today, servers are up!

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Left 4 Dead 2: Demo out on Xbox 360

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Left 4 Dead 2: Scavenge game mode

Scavenge, the fourth game mode to be included in its upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2.

Scavenge mode challenges players to compete in round-based games of up to 8 players (Survivors vs. Infected). The Survivors must battle both the Infected and the clock as they collect gas cans to refuel a generator located in each map. Every can the Survivors pour into the generator scores their team a point and adds time to the clock.

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L4D2 Pre-Purchase unfair regional pricing

If you are thinking about pre-purchasing L4D2, you should think twice, as you might be yet another victim of Valve's regional pricing scam. Previously only differing the price between US Dollar, Euro and British Pound, they now topped it by even discriminating between the European countries. So we not only have the well known unfair price difference between Dollar, Euro and Pound: US L4D2 Pre-Purchase: $44.99 EU L4D2 Pre-Purchase: 44,99€…

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Left 4 Dead 2 Demo coming next month!

At a press conference held earlier today in Tokyo, EA took to the stage and revealed that a playable demo for Left 4 Dead 2 will be out next month. It's dated for October 27, and that's all that was discussed. Not which platform that was for, not whether it was for pre-order customers or everyone, which map it was, nothing. That info will have to wait, it seems! [fusion_builder_container…

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Depeche Mode music in Left 4 Dead 2

Some time ago we find out that the Left 4 Dead 2 will have many references to the band Depeche Mode, including their music. The band's manager decided to explain this weird idea. It is not difficult to imagine that it's all about the money. Johnathan Kessler explains that the purpose of implementing the band's music in Left 4 Dead 2 is an attempt to broaden the audience of their…

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L4D2 Boycott group leader visits Valve

Boycotting Left 4 Dead 2? Think again. Initiator of the whole protest was invited by Valve to their studio (all expenses paid), he could see with his own eyes how the game looks like. The result? He's delighted. Valve invited (and paid for flights and hotels needed to carry out this tour) the Steam user Walking_Target to Valve headquarters. They presented Left 4 Dead 2 in its current condition and after that had a…

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Exclusive interview on GameTrailers.com

Valve delivers fresh infusions to its biggest franchises: Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2 and Team Fortress. Gabe Newell mentions the Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott group. You can find out a lot about Left 4 Dead 2 and see the new campaign for Left 4 Dead – Crash Course. Gabe also answers a lot of questions asked on Twitter. Too bad we didn’t know about that…we could have asked…

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You can pre-order Left 4 Dead 2 on Amazon for nearly $45. I wonder how many of you are going to pre-order it? ;) The game will be released on November 17, 2009 – probably worldwide on Steam and maybe with a demo version few days before. Left 4 Dead 2 is an upcoming sequel to Valve Corporation's Left 4 Dead. It will build upon the cooperative first-person shooter gameplay…

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Left 4 Dead: Crash Course is coming!

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Left 4 Dead 2 has bulletproof zombies

Most of you probably know that Valve Corporation is currently showing off Left 4 Dead 2 at the Comic-Con in California. One of the most interesting announcements was that the zombies will be bulletproof in the sequel. It seems that the enemies are more varied this time – there are several new types of enemies including special Boomer-like bosses, Hazmat-suited fireproof zombies and zombies wearing Kevlars. The ‘Kevlars’ can only…

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Left 4 Dead 2 – preview

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L4D2 Banner Contest – Vote results

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News / L4D2 contest – vote now!

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