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Left 4 Dead

Discussion in 'Games' started by TRIPTEX_CAN, Nov 4, 2008.

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Will you be blasting Zombies?

  1. No my mom doesnt let me buy games that are rated "M"

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  2. Yes, Zombies killed my family and they're gonna pay.

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  1. Easy Rhino

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    hrm, so i think i will wait for this to arrive at my local gamestop on wednesday. i dont like paying for downloaded games.
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    I already have L4D pre-loaded. I intend to stay up till it comes out... and beyond.
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    Hrmm... pondering if I should buy this game or not
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    man i need ponder not! i am getting this puppy :rockout:
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    Having downloaded the demo I planned to play a bit on my own and try it out for about half an hour. Little did I know Valve had concocted a game far more potent than simple 30 minute morsel. After about 20 minutes I though I would try my hand at playing online, and pretty much the only word to express my sentiments is 'wow'. The game is action packed enough on single playerbut to say this game excels online would be saying that about Call of Duty 4. Just as with the latter (and perhaps more so as the single player feels very boring after co-op) the game really comes alive. I confess I played for about 3 hours by the end of my session...........lol. The teamwork is essential and I like this (does anyone else think this is the best team game since... ever?), I noticed some fps god who was obviously far to adept for the rest of our team when it came to kills, but when he decided to go on little jaunt into the unknown alone he was soon crying for help begging for rescue from some loathesome tongue-of-death 'smoker' zombie. What furthers this teamwork idea is the distribution of painpills and medic packs. For example, you're on about 20% health so you really don't want to die but have that medic pack on you... so why don't you use it on yourself to ensure your surival, at least until another wave hits. But your teammate has about 1% health and is really looking a little worse for wear. Do you give it to him and help the team or use it on yourself in human selfishness - hehehe

    From what I have played enemies come in several variants with bosses ranging from annoying to 'holy hell how the heck do we kill this thing??!!' If there is one criticism of the game it is the graphics. It is clear that Valve had attempted to rework the Source engine again but in all fairness the graphics are not bad at all. In fact I was quite impressed with the graphics bearing in mind the engine debuted in 2004. Valve have also used the age old trick of adding 'graininess' to the graphics to create a rawer and murkier atmosphere. I normally criticise this, but irritatingly I had to change my opinion - it really works well here. Damn you Valve and yor constant attacks on my opinions! In short, I think the game is dynamic, highly teamwork orientated, and whole lot of fun. I can see myself playing this game a whole lot. This is without a doubt, an absolutely epic game!!!

    Looks like I'm shelling out some more cash to Steam :D
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    Damn it! I voted wrong. Oh well I guess my mom wouldnt approve of "M" rated games......F#$King BITCH.
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    couldn't have said it better myself. its truly outstanding. this is my first experience with multiplayer and i couldn't be more satisfied. what fun!

    i agree about the dynamics of the game. the med packs, pain pills, etc. and when you do find them they're never enough for the entire team, so that encourages the sharing and healing of other teammates. in this game i find your very survival depends on your team having your back and them having yours almost every instant

    i played a game last where it was me and one other guy and two bots on "advanced." man we had to stick together like glue the best we could to get through it. but we did it and it was a blast!

    the graphics? no complaints at all. given the "system busters" that come out that you have to struggle to run much less play well the Source engine is very welcome. it looks good, plays well, and runs like HL2. no complaints whatsoever. and yeah, that "graininess" does work good. its great for atmosphere and immersion

    i really can't say enough about this game. what a great surprise, too. what with FC2 coming out, Fallout 3 and Clear Sky this was a bit of a curiosity. but they hit the ball out of the park with it imo :respect:
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    its a great game. It looks and runs good.... and i can run it on 16x AA and 16x AF with no stuttering, on a mere 8800GT :)
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    Wow... you really make me want to preload it right now!
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    Try it out, it's free. :D I personally don't care for it that much, arcade games w/ lots of mindless shooting just aren't my type. It's valve though, so you know if that is your thing they definitely do it right. A novel game too, although it shares many concepts and throwbacks to arcade games and zombie movies, it's sum comes together for something rather unique. I'm really glad they gave a trial too. I'll probably see how far the community takes it and wait for a price drop myself before investing.
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    Well, I will be buying it now that my friends will be playing it. With 4 people going in on it, its about $38 a copy ($149 for 4 copies special). So, thats enough for me to just go ahead and buy it :)
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    hi guys

    the demo has now expired for me and a "preloaded" copy is now installed on my computer. i like having a hard copy of the game plus i am splitting the cost between cash and a gift certificate, so i am buying mine at the store

    my question is should i leave the preloaded game on my computer? i'm not sure how it works, but i'm thinking once i have the disc in and my key code activated it will simply run the game that is already on my computer. but i dunno? if thats the case no reason to uninstall the game and reinstall it for nothing

    what do you think?
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    ZOMG ITS OUT!!

    I am going to play it once the files from the pre load finish decrypting. I am so excited to blast some zombie scum!! :rockout:
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    I agree i canceled my pre order i heared its 2 hours to complete (IGN review) all campaigns and the 10 weapons you use in the demo is all the weapons not that i got too much of an issue with the game just dont think its worth the price atm so im just going to wait for when valve add content or if it gets cheaper
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    http://pc.ign.com/articles/930/930763p2.html

    The IGN review never stated 2 hours of game play. The said each scenario can take close to 20-30 minutes on "normal" difficulty. On "Expert" you'll be lucky to complete the first scenario in one hour with a solid team.

    Did you even play the co-op demo online?
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    I did it was fun but on expert it started to annoying because after many attempts (about 15 on the same checkpoint) in the train station it was too hard to get to the end we got close but couldnt do it. it was more fun to play with friends but alot of mine are planning to buy it later. Im talking about the video review he doesnt state anything about difficulty he says it takes about 30 minutes to complete each scenario and theres 2 hours of gameplay im sure it takes longer to complete on harder diffculty and im sure valve is going to add more scenarios but ill just wait for that to happen then ill end up buying it.
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    i don't think its really a game to "complete." its supposed to be played again and again and it has a few different modes and ways of playing. for instance you can play as "Special" zombies or w/e

    if you don't really like it short, you aren't going to like it with more content, prolly. because the content is the same. its a bunch of zombies

    so far as weapons....the ones they have work great for killing zombies. especially when used right

    i suppose this game just isn't for some. but imo its near perfect

    and forget "expert" if you can't do it. try advanced or even normal. its just as fun
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    Expert is daunting at first but does get easier with practice, communication, and no team killing. I guess I can understand the cancellation if you plan to wait for prices to come down. Personally I've waited a long time for a multiplayer game like this to come along and I cant wait any longer.

    I believe Valve increased the difficulty in an update yesterday. Two things caught my attention when I loaded the game after the update. i could be wrong but after almost 30h I did feel things were happening differently.

    1. The A.I.director appears to be out for blood now, sending more hordes and boss infected after slow moving groups. This made the game intense. Even on Advanced I encountered a tank more than once... much earlier than even before.

    2. I think the infected melee speed has been increased. They now swing much faster making them much more dangerous.
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    its a game made to play with friends. playing it with randoms online, is nowhere near as fun.
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    i am worried that if i buy this game i will be playing online with a bunch of morons which will make it suck. which is probably the reason users rated the game 4.9 out of 10 on metacritic. perhaps tpu should start a clan or something so that people who own this game always being playing with atleast 1 person they are familiar with and knows wants to actually play the game.
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    I've met some random 1337 players worth playing with again but for the most part you're right. Playing with randoms usually sucks. Either they are new, horrible, dead weight, or they insist you jump off the roof to save time. :shadedshu
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    i felt the changes, too. i thought i lost more health then before the updates. took more damage then before, relatively speaking
    but i don't have any friends :cry:

    lol

    no but serious i'm new to online gaming but through hard work and good game play i now have FOUR Steam "friends" that noticed my total ass kickery in battle so they signed me up :)
    yeah i've met some, too. some really good players. and some a - holes, but they usually get kicked from games.

    i'm a really good "random" however, so i find i'm welcome in most games. also if i play in "normal" mode thats where nubs / beginners might play so i get to be a badass and collect more friends. i'm cool with it :pimp:
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    Have you completed the demo on expert with a solid team yet? I simply cannot play on normal. There have been several times I've joined random a game in progress on expert only to find a group of players with no business playing that setting. I do try to carry them but most often I find a new server. Honestly I dont care if people play expert with me AS LONG AS THEY DONT SHOOT ME.

    You should add my STEAM ID (triptex) to your friends list and we can play a few rounds.
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