11 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Left waiting 4 more,
This review is from: Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360) (Video Game)This review first off is only based on the demo, and cannot account for the final game.
Firstly the game is designed to be played with four players, or survivors, and the gameplay reflects this, if you actually want to survive especially on harder difficulties you will need them, whether its AI companions or friends over xbox live.
The basic concept of the game is get from A to B in each level while obviously avoiding and destroying massing hordes of C, now C in this case happens to be new age zombies or the infected, so basically very fast living dead. Sounds like it could get dull quite easy, well I personally have played the 2 levels the demo has to offer many times over live as its so much fun playing with others, and just laughing away as your being swarmed by zombies :)
The reason I think coop works so well, beside the 4 you blasting your way through endless numbers of zombies is that certain enemies will restrain you, or try dragging you away, which leaves you helpless, and it is up to your fellow survivors to help you out, which gives a feeling of team work, and is a nice touch.
The greatest part of this game though is that valve have included a system where every play of a level will be different, now A and B are still the same, and you know theres still gonna be alot of zombies, but where they spawn and the type of zombie that spawns will be completly different, also health bonuses, and weapons are in different places, which is why its so much fun playing over over, even if it is the same level!
There will also be a versus mode in the actual game, not playable in the demo, but I believe there will be 2 teams, those playing as the survivors
and those playing as the zombies, which im sure will be much fun!
So there we go, probaly not a game for everyone, but it is nice simple fun, I would at least recommened playing the demo, and that is great fun in itself, personally I cant wait for the release of this game, and hope plenty of others invest in this game, that way more live buddies to kill zombies with :)