Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Left 4 Dead 2 review

Left 4 Dead 2 is a multiplayer, first person shooter that focuses on a the zombie apocalypse. This is a game carrying on from the original Left 4 dead but with more weapons and special enemies. The first thing I'm going over is the multiplayer.
There are several game modes in this game featuring regular four player campaign where you play the survivors and AI's control the special infected. The second is Versus where you go threw the campaign but facing other players controlling the special infected making it very dangerous to play. The third is scavenger it is like versus only instead of going threw the campaign you and your team mates try and gather gas cans and keep a motor running. The final is the classic survival challenge, where you and your friends survive a endless wave of enemies until you die.
Now some additions added to this game from Left 4 Dead 2 is simple yet long. The first noticeable thing is the new enemies. The new specials are The Charger, The Spitter, and The Jockey. The Charger does what it's name says, it charges and smashes any survivor it gets into the ground. The Spitter spits toxic stuff onto the ground and deals massive damage to the survivors if they are standing in it. The Jockey works well with The Spitter as the Jockey deals pitiful amount of damage but can steer any survivor it jumps on into any danger including spitter spit or off buildings to their death. Another addition is the defib. unit which can bring a dead buddy back to life, adrenaline is another addition that increases speed of all actions including healing, reviving a partner, or running speed making it easy to out run a Tank or the Horde.
There is also the addition of Melee weapons that can one hit kill a regular infected and send their heads flying,  the saying "axes (or swords) don't need reloading" fits the bill of this as a well placed swing can kill several zombies on expert as the rifle would take slightly longer and would need to be reloaded afterwards. Several new guns were added to featuring a machine gun (that doesn't need to be reloaded) and a burst rifle that shoots in three shot burst and causes decent damage to specials. The last addition was the bile bomb that works the best with a molotov as the bile bomb is the boomers bile bottled and servers the same with attracting the horde and making them attack anything that is covered in it.
The multiplayer is different depending on the people you play with as some of the people, like on any other game, are very mean and joining a game on versus isn't fair as when you join a game you might be pounced by a hunter and your now team mates abandoned the bot to die. Generally people quit if they aren't infected but being a survivor can be just as fun as you can outwit the other team by luring them to miss and waste their abilities and leave them open.
I rate this game highly but it can become become boring after a long while where you play threw all the campaigns, however the ability to download custom campaigns give the game some variety. I recommend the game for people looking for a game to play with friends.

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