This isn’t a review specifically, but I wanted to post some thoughts on the sequel to the smash hit Left 4 Dead, aptly named Left 4 Dead 2. At first glance, this game seems like a mod more than a true sequel. The four main characters are new and different, and there are some new zombies to fight. Don’t forget the addition of some wicked cool new weapons that allow for some more, shall we say, resourceful play. However, aside from the new eyecandy, it seems about the same. I am not sure what is in there that classifies this as a whole new release, except that since the first one was so popular, this one was sure to make Valve some money.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not one of these moonbats that is boycotting the game and/or the company because they released the sequel so soon. Far from it, and yes I bought the sequel, that’s how I can have some input on it, I have access to the demo. It’s a free country and Valve has every bit the right to release a quick sequel, just as these people who are upset have not to buy it. I guess I was hoping for a little more out of a so-called sequel. Now, to be fair, this *is* the demo I am playing and not the full release, so I know there are lots of things that I haven’t seen yet that may fill it on out and make me change that sentiment. Even so, either way it’s a way fun game (both of them) and I am sure I will get plenty of enjoyment out of it. Come to think of it, I have gotten more enjoyment out of the first Left 4 Dead than I have out of a lot of the games I have purchased over the years. It’s not hard to find a game that looks good, reads good on the ‘net, but is a real clunker once you shell out $50 for it.
OK, I’ll report back more when I have it, stay tuned!