Sunday, November 30, 2008

Left 4 Dead and other stuff

So I have not written in here for a while. Let's rectify that, shall we? Left 4 Dead came out and the game does not disappoint. It has the most incredible blend of shooter with co-operative game play. Playing it over and over with only the same chapters does not seem to matter. The levels are so well designed that playing them over and over doesn't get boring. The key to it is that each level is randomized. The witch is not always in the same place and you don't always get a tank when you go into a certain room. The director decides what enemies get thrown at you and when. And even if you die within the same chapter, every time it is different. This helps the game maintain its freshness. Another key thing that L4D does right is that it is designed around co-op and team play. If a survivor runs off by them self, they will die. There is no way that they can survive all the hunters and smokers that are continuously thrown at the party. Survivors are not the only team that needs team work. When playing as the infected, you need to coordinate your attacks. Just going one at a time will not work. This intense team work will satisfy most of the gamers out there. Gamers that like to lone wolf it will not find L4D as enjoyable as Call of Duty 4.

Wrath of the Lick King also came out recently. I have not been playing it as intensely as I have been playing L4D. But Wrath is good. The quests are very similar to what they were in classic and Burning Crusade, but if something's not broke, don't fix it. The quests are better than they were however. A lot of them are more compelling and have things to do that are more fun. I've been taking it slow, doing a couple quests at a time then logging off. I'll get to 80 eventually, but right now I'm taking the time to smell the roses. I think that this will lead to a more highly enjoyable experience. I'll probably raid over either winter break or over summer break. I won't have time to do it while in school.

  1. Left 4 Dead
  2. World of Warcraft
  3. Call of Duty 4
  4. Company of Heroes

1 comment:

marchhare14 said...

I was very impressed with the Left4Dead demo, but as per my house rule of one video game purchase per month, I've already blown my wad on Gears 2. I'll be getting Left 4 Dead next month, and then I'm ready for some co-op madness. Gears2, however, is solid as fuck, and I am a bit shocked that they managed to make the sequel, in my opinion, far superior to the original. The story is better, and the sheer number of "WTF" moments so far is a true joy. Also, Horde is the greatest mode ever created for an FPS - I'm kind of surprised no one came up with it earlier.