Left 4 Dead 2 – My First Taste Of This Zombiefest

by Clayton on May 10, 2010

So after Rich had been on at me to get this game for some time now I finally caved and bought it through Steam. Honesty told it was the ton of extra free content in The Passing that clinched it; it’s a whole lot of gaming for 20 notes. It was Friday night and we’d poured ourselves a generous Bourbon and were waiting for Jason and Alan to come on so the 4 of us could start wading through crowds of Zombies which in the end kicked off just after 8pm.

You got the chainsaw...now go get some meat

I have to admit it’s a truly superb game! I’ve never seen such an encouragement of cooperative game play. I mean sure we’ve all played our fair share of co-op games, Gears Of War 2 horde mode being one of our favourites but you can still go off on your own and do your own thing ‘Rambo Style’. In L4D2 though you MUST NOT wander off on your own you really need to stay together! Getting lashed by a huge tongue or being leapt on requires another player to help you out. The end level ‘missions’ are pretty challenging the first one we did the gathering of fuel cans to fuel a car to escape. We did another at a rock concert and a third running around a roller coaster! (If my slightly hazy recollection is correct). Standing on the spot with a chainsaw in hand spinning around like a loon popping heads off left and right was the order of the day and after a few bourbons started to make me chuckle like a small child!

The weapons are pretty good and varied. I’ve always had a penchant for shotguns but found them a little clumsy. There’s a good semi-automatic rifle which I took a shine to as my ‘spray and pray’ kicked in heavily after a few drinks and found myself out of ammo on several occasions. If you like good solid shooters, have Steam AND have friends I suggest you put a weekend aside to give this game the time it deserves.

Sshhhh..Turn that dam torch off Clay!

Al, Jase and Rich – I’ll be on around 8 ;) oh and I’ll curb the witch startling…

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rich May 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

We had good reason to call you ‘Witch Magnet’ on Friday.

Clayton May 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Agreed…

Jordan May 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Learning to play Left4Dead the hard way is a five step process.

1. Run off on your own.
2. Startle a witch.
3. Set off a car alarm.
4. Get mobbed by the hoard.
5. Die horrifically and alone.

teh pwnzer October 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm

LOL L4D2 is pretty good considering all the new maps and all, but i personally like the older one because when you change difficulties it gets impossible.XD

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