Left 4 Dead 2: Is this game Left4Dead?
- Fun game with groups of friends. [Offline]
- Online Multiplayer can be iffy.
- My funniest moment was playing with one friend online, and we were tag teaming with the infected, in a short span of about 30 seconds, one survivor was Boomered, Chargered, Spittered, and Huntered. He died.
Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the hugely popular game Left 4 Dead, produced by Valve Studios. There are many changes from the first game, including melee weapons, new special infected, and new characters.
The Single Player
In the Single Player campaign, I really find no problems with running from safe room to safe room in each chapter. The AI is balanced well, and the harder difficulties are definitely harder. My personal rating of the Single Player is 9/10.
The New Stuff
The Chainsaw, it seems to be everyone's favorite weapon when playing online, and it deserves it. It will destroy a witch by itself, and if given time a tank. Many of the other melee weapons provide much of the same use as slashers. The Guitar, "Ninja Sword", Crowbar, Fireaxe, Cricket Bat, Baseball Bat, besides having different swinging speeds, all accomplish the same task.
The new Special Infected include the Spitter, Charger, and Jockey. The Spitter will vomit a sniper shot of acid at the survivors, the Charger slams and carries one survivor, while bowling others nearby over with splash damage, and the Jockey jumps onto the survivor and leads him/her to [possibly] his/her death.
The story plays out in the deep south, and the characters, Ellis, Nick, Coach, and Rochelle, fight through the seemingly endless horde.
There are also two new items. Adrenaline and the Defib Unit. Adrenaline allows you to run, and reload faster. The Defib Unit allows you to revive dead teammates.
The New Additions to the game definitely add good things to the game, and it is a worthy successor to Left 4 Dead (one)'s features.
In Left 4 Dead 2, you can play Versus, (Survivors versus Special Infected + Horde), Scavenge (Same thing, but the Survivors must collect gas cans), and Survival (Survivors versus computer controlled Special Infected + Horde)
Okay, you go into the Versus Lobby, you choose your character, or you choose infected. If you choose infected, you spawn as one of the six special infected and try to stop the survivors from completing chapters of one of the 5 (6 with DLC) campaigns. If you choose a survivor, you must fight through the chapter until the safe room, when you switch to the other side (infected). Game continues in this manner until there is a winner decided by points.
Problems I see with Versus
- I feel the Tank should not be player controlled, or his health should be lowered, because it can be seemingly impossible to take one down.
- The Computer AI playing as survivors can be a little cheap sometimes, as no matter what they can see you if your anywhere on their screen.
In Scavenge, the Survivors rush to collect gas cans, and then the other team stops them with special infected.
Problems I see with Scavenge
The DLC: The Passing
- I think the game should allow both teams to collect as many gas cans as they can, instead of having the "Outdo the other team" mentality.
I have personally not yet played The Passing due to lack of money, but it unites the Left 4 Dead (one) characters with the Left 4 Dead 2 characters and they fight through a campaign together.
I obtained this game from Gamestop around Christmas time and reviewed it on the Xbox 360. Approximately 10 hours of play was devoted to single-player modes (completed each campaign at least 3 times) and 10 hours of play to multiplayer modes.
Parents should be advised that this game has insane amounts of gore, profanity, and the characters take pills, and shoot themselves with a needle with adrenaline. Blood and Gore is massive, with every kill of a zombie making a mess. The chainsaw is horrible about this.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This game may play a little harder for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing because you may not hear the various special infected sounds, which may cost you your life on the game. There are subtitles available for the game, but they do not alert you to everything.
I rate this game a 9/10, losing a point for various quirks of online play.