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Old 06-09-09, 03:11 AM   #73
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Stop acting like the size of L4D2 is double that of the original... its only a single map, a single weapon and a single new monster more then the original.
They only showed the Charger, but Im fairly sure they said there were more special zombies they didnt talk about yet.
Then there are the fireproof zombies and the daylight behavior for the witch (wandering witch as they call them), not really new monsters but still.

In the end it offers somewhat more content then the first game.
Sure it would have been nice if they released one new campaign as a free update then and then, but Im kinda hoping they will still do that for both of the game to keep them fresh.
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Old 06-09-09, 08:12 PM   #74
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Stop acting like the size of L4D2 is double that of the original... its only a single map, a single weapon and a single new monster more then the original.
You fail at reading it seems.

It contains brand new 5 campaigns (they're not re-using original 4 campaigns from first game plus it's much larger in L4D2) so it's already more than just an expansion. 4 new surivors you can choose, new weapons (melee, gun and ammo), new items, new monsters and bosses, more versus campaigns, more survivor maps, deeper co-op gameplay, new improved AI director 2.0 to make experience even better and tense (weather changing, world objects, etc.), new changes in the engine and gameplay, blah blah.

They haven't revealed the whole contents yet, let alone the pricing. It's already considered a full sequel.

Also Valve still said DLC is on the way to original L4D. Not exactly sure what it is. Maybe one new campaign.
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Old 06-09-09, 08:47 PM   #75
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The original had 4 campaigns... 5 campaigns is one more then the original... fail math did we? I don't consider Melee weapons as new weapons since well you can melee with the guns... no reason to add them other to give players something they think is new. New ammo? Thats not a weapon... Oh and who said the silenced MG was new... they just added a silencer to the current MG...
Heh. If you hate it so much already, just don't buy it or play it when it comes out.

Problem solved.
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Old 06-10-09, 04:43 AM   #76
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What are 16,000 people going to do? The original game sold like 3 million copies.

I agree Valve made statements which led people to believe L4D would get TF2-style DLC for free, and it didn't (as of yet), and that is a little suspect. Still though, L4D was well worth $50 or whatever you paid for it, so it's hard to feel fleeced.
Games like left 4 dead and what not only spread and become REALLY popular due to a committed fanbase of people that help bolster consistent numbers and voice praise over the net.

22,000 is a lot of fans and if they took the time to boycott then I think we can call them dedicated.
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Games like left 4 dead and what not only spread and become REALLY popular due to a committed fanbase of people that help bolster consistent numbers and voice praise over the net.

22,000 is a lot of fans and if they took the time to boycott then I think we can call them dedicated.
Maybe a bit TOO dedicated.
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The original had 4 campaigns... 5 campaigns is one more then the original... fail math did we? I don't consider Melee weapons as new weapons since well you can melee with the guns... no reason to add them other to give players something they think is new. New ammo? Thats not a weapon... Oh and who said the silenced MG was new... they just added a silencer to the current MG...
L4D2 contains 5 new campaigns, plus the 4 old campaigns, 5+4 = 9, regardless, 1 campaign != 1 map, its about 4-5 maps, 5 new campaigns means about 20-25 new maps.
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L4D2 contains 5 new campaigns, plus the 4 old campaigns, 5+4 = 9, regardless, 1 campaign != 1 map, its about 4-5 maps, 5 new campaigns means about 20-25 new maps.
It's unknown that L4D2 will contain the original content, if so then we should be even more pissed since they are selling then both games for only $50 where we paid $50 for half a game...
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It's unknown that L4D2 will contain the original content, if so then we should be even more pissed since they are selling then both games for only $50 where we paid $50 for half a game...
Again, no one is forcing you to buy the game.

I don't see threads all over the place about the ridiculous prices you have to pay for the COD games, which are released year on year basically and have a hit and miss setup. World at War just came out and a new game, Modern Warfare 2 is coming out just a few months later.

Where is the uproar? Where are the boycotts?
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They provide a complete experiance, an SP game and an MP game. L4D only brings MP which other then replaying the same maps over and over with your friends lasts you 4 hours on expert and thats it. COD games atleast had an experiance system to add more to the game the more you played, the more you played L4D the more you got... nothing. You just replayed the same things over and over again. The AI Directory was pretictable and just stupid most of the time so replays felt the same.

If the original L4D had some growth in the replay and possible a real SP experiance I dout people would boycott the sequal. And yes I am forced to buy it because once it comes out most of the community will move over to it leaving original L4D owners without servers.
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Gabe Newell speaks and recognices the Xbox is limiting their ability to release updates and DLC. I hope they can make Microsoft change their mind and their restrictions policy.

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So, those are the things we’re sort of struggling with. These constraints on the Xbox. We can release new content on the PC and know that 100% of the customers have it so we don’t have to worry about splitting up our user base into those people who have this weapon and those people who don’t. On the Xbox you don’t have that luxury, where some people could have half the weapons, but not the other weapons. And you don’t know. Every person can be unique. So what we’d really like to do on the Xbox is work with Microsoft so that we can do exactly the same thing that we do with PC users and say hey, everything’s free and everybody always has that. The one problem would be the people who don’t have hard drives and what we would do with them is just orphan them to the first initial release and they can play against all those other people who don’t have hard drives. Everybody who has a hard drive will be up-to-date all the time, the same way they are on the PC side, and that, I think, would help us enormously to have that consistent model across the PC and Xbox
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Old 06-11-09, 06:19 AM   #84
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Well Id say screw MS and the Xbox, if they cant facilitate the content.
You have steam, just push out content on there until MS comes around and offers a solution that works for their platform and audience.
Everyone Ive talked to that DIDNT like the game, had been playing it on the 360, alone, and every time Ive responded "YOURE DOING IT WRONG!".

But then again that prolly wouldnt work with legal and business issues and whatnot..
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