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Left 4 dead 2!!!!!!

Discussion in 'MMOFPS and Online Shooters' started by ScareCrow, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. ScareCrow

    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    Looks so freakin awesome!!!
     
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    It does and Valve have said they're working on some cross-game compatibility for L4D and 2, so I can't wait to see how that turns out.
     
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    why did they make the l4d2 when they can just update the l4d? confusing.. :(
     
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    That's a good question, dieanna. The bottom line for them (I think) is that they realised, all the crazy things that they wanted to do on L4D as expansion/DLC materials would take a major re-work of their engine. They might have been able to update a few things on L4D but over the time they worked on ideas for 2, that grew beyond the scope of the planned updates. I remember reading and watching an interview on a site or two where Doug Lombardi explains some of the reasons behind it. If I can find it, I'll link it here.

    I was quite shocked to hear them announce the 2nd at E3 but since it has a lot of new core upgrades, I can see why they went with #2 rather than updating #1. Valve have said they are continuing to provide fresh content for #1 though - we're getting new DLC soon, we just don't know what it is.
     
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    I hope it's new weapons and such or new maps.
     
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    Yes :D
    they said there will be more weapons :p
     
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    i hope they're not after cash cow-ing again subscribers of the game.. :)
     
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    Guild Wars made me mad by doing the same stupid thing. Money hungry companies make me ill:(.
     
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    Ehh I understand the economies bad so they might have to do that for a while.
     
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    Guild Wars made new games instead of just updating because it has no monthly fee or item mall... it would of been impossible for the game to support it self if each game was free. They weren't being money hungry... MMO's are expensive to keep running.

    You could say Valve is being greedy but then you would have to say that almost every company is... it cost money to make the "updates" so it would make sense if they prefer to get there money back and more for future projects.
     
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    If you designed this awesome game that you are really proud of would you want to get a large reward?
     
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    I don't think we can say anything negative or positive about Left 4 Dead 2 until we get it in our hands, play the heck out of it and see how it stacks up to the original. I know it's a definite purchase for me, so Valve have my cash in that respect.
     
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    what do you think the cross compatibility feature will be? I haven't heard of it until now.
     
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    I'm not sure yet, they've been pretty sketchy on info. I know that right out of the box, the old PC L4D maps will work with L4D2, so the mod community will be happy. I am kind-of hoping that it'll be in terms of characters and maps for the consoles etc.

    I'm champing at the bit waiting on information really. I am going to buy the game regardless, since I loved L4D.
     
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    I hope they use the old character models. you know the older looking characters?
     
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    Yeah, that would definitely be sweet. I could play Bill again, Bill rocks.
     
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    I'd be rocking Zoey lol
     
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    Zoey is another one of my favourites. I'd love to see the roster expanded to include the original 4 + the new 4. I'm not sure how they'd handle that though since L4D works well with the custom/context dialogue from the characters and how they interact - still, it's Valve and they already have my soul just as much as Gearbox and Bioware.
     
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    It would require more voicework but the payoff would be worth it. Imagine one of the originals with the new people and they'd be like 'who the hell are you guys?"
     
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