Left 4 Dead

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  1. Tejstar

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    According to Shacknews, Valve have delayed the release from Q1 2008 to late Summer. Shame really as I was really looking forward to this. Anyway, the guys over at PC Zone have had a massive playthrough and written their impressions here.

    The official website is here. Anyone else looking forward to some zombie shooting co-op carnage? :cool:
     
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    You got my attention with the above words. :smashin:
     
  3. Tejstar

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    Yep, should be great fun. The game's been designed with co-op in mind so hopefully it will deliver. Also, I'm looking for a fresh take on the whole zombie thing.

    Dead Rising was a nice departure from the RE games and I'm hoping this will be just as innovative.
     
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    hi
    read this way last year when it first announced...it does look good with the 4 player co-op mode ...lets just hope the hype is true ....might be worth the delay.....also have a look at the trailer for res evil 5 on ps3 ...another to watch out for !
     
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    Well I'm just hoping that the 4-player co-op isn't dropped to have something less convenient. I was really disappointed that Blacksite dropped its co-op as it was 'too hard' to implement. but knowing Valve I'm sure they won't break a promise.
     
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    I read the PC Zone preview as well and it sounded really good.

    It sounds like you really need to work together and can't solo through it. :)
     
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    I think they said that you can progress on your own but there are some bits where you need to join others to get through it.
     
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    There's two hands-on previews of the game from the guys at Shacknews.


    Also, check out this vid from G4TV - which also has some video of the game. I can't wait for this!
     
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    When does this actually come out?:thumbsup:
     
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    It's stated for sometime in the second half of this year - my guess is around October/November unfortunately.
     
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    I'm not one of those ppl who's really into zombie films, games etc... but i've liked the idea/sound of this game since the first day i heard about it. The fact co-op is an absolute must instantly made me think of the potential on XBL so my first though was to get it for the 360 but after recently getting a new pc and the potential for modding i'm in a real dilemma of which version to get???
    Really hope this lives up to my expectations, haven't been able to find a bad word about it in any preview so it's looking promising, i think september is when most people are expecting it to be released but who knows until we get confirmation.
     
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    It looks different to some zombies games as in this clip looks like zombies are gonna move fast and be able to climb:D
     
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    Looks pretty damn sweet. Love the speed of the zombies!
     
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    Ye the zombies will defo move fast its been confirmed right from the start, but the most innovative feature in this game IMO is the "director" which basically controls the pace of the game and ensures each playthrough is different (wow i sound like i'm selling this game!) by making sure your never finding it too easy or too hard by determining how many zombies there are and where there coming from so it can go from fairly quiet/tense one min to being completely overwhelmed the next!
     
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    Yeah i read about it how its saying it not just all killing there is puzzles too:D
     
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    fast zombies :thumbsdow
     
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    shoot their legs first = slower zombies :smashin:
     
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    lol:rotfl: I like look of faster zombies makes it more challenging:thumbsup:
     
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    IGN have a decent interview with the devs behind Left 4 Dead.

     
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    This video gives an idea as to what the gameplay will be like. The game at this stage still seems quite zombie with zombie clipping into tables and chairs etc. The action looks good but there doesn't seem like much variation right now.
     
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    I agree there doesnt look like much variation but still it looks a lot of fun!
     
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    The main issue for me is that it seems very fast paced and 'twitchy', hardly any time to create tension. I'm hoping they are just showing the manic bits and that this just won't be a grind all the way through.
     
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    Completely agree, you need loads of quiet parts, with dramatic music to really build up the tension.

    I hope they manage to make it tense, you can't have zombies without the waiting !
     
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    Shacknews are saying that the release date for this is November 4, looks like it'll be a busy winter again.
     
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    Valve must be confident that this will release this year, they've released the box art!

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    Is this an exclusively multiplayer game or is their a single player campaign included?
     
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    AFAIK it's purely a multiplayer experience.
     
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    I thought it was an SP experience with AI partners?
     
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    Just a quick heads-up, the game has been delayed a few weeks from November 4th to November 20th.
     

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