Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Left 4 Dead 2 Arrived Yesterday....

As many of you know, I am not a big video game guy, so bare with me if I don't use the correct terminology in reviewing this game. I've been really excited to play this the moment I saw the trailer for it online & was blown away by the incredible graphics.

I don't know if it's just me, but I have a hard time getting adjusted to a new game; my kids make fun of me because I can never remember which button does what, and I'm always pretty much just pressing everything as fast as I can and spazzing out anytime something comes at me. And in this game, there is ALWAYS something coming at you. And these aren't the slow, lumbering George Romero zombies. No sir, these are the Olympic sprinter Zack Snyder zombies that will pounce on you and tear your throat out before you can scream! I love the wide array of weapons available; various rifles, machine guns and pistols, chainsaws (too loud and shakey for me), pipebombs, rocket launchers, corrosive acid, crowbars, axes, cricket bats (nice nod to "Shaun of The Dead"), and my personal favorite; the samuri sword.

The graphics and gore are truly exceptional, the gameplay is good and fluid, but I get a little tired of the frequency of the attacking hordes, and I wish I had zoom-in capability like there is in Judge Dredd. Keep in mind that I am still stuck on the first level, and I play on the "easy" setting, since I suck and all. Overall, I would recommend this game and give it 3.5 out of five stars. I like lots of action and all, but sometimes I like to explore the environments without having something chasing me constantly.

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