Gamers Guide: Left 4 Dead

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So, as usual when i hear a great deal of buzz about a game i want to check it out myself first hand to see what all the fuss is about.Left 4 Dead is a perfect example of that type of game.I’ve heard about it for some time, long before the game even came out on the Xbox360.So i decided, what the hell, I’m gonna grab a copy for myself and see whats going on.

Now first, you must be aware that is pretty much a multiplayer game…So if you don’t have an Xbox live Gold account, the game MIGHT not be as fun.

There are four mission type stories in the game, each set up like a classic zombie flick, and you have four characters to choose from.The format of the game is your basic first person shooter, along the lines of Call Of Duty.So if You’ve played FPS games before, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

The game in itself is pretty simple…It’s a “only one way you can go” type of shooter (which is great for me since i hate games you can get lost in), a decent array of weapons, health packs, and explosives.The kicker is, there are different types of zombies, (maybe 4 or 5 including the “Witches” characters) that remind me of a mix between I am Legend and 28 Days Later.The game is dark and spooky, but not too dark, you can still see everything you have to do because you always have a flshlight with you though you don’t always have to have it turned on.As a matter of fact, turn your light off if you hear a Witch nearby, you’ll have a less likely chance of disturbing her.

If a team mate gets captured or tangled up, it is your duty to help them out and vise versa.The object really is to keep all four team mates alive until you reach the end of the stage to make your escape.

It’s pretty cut and dry, but the game is a hell of a lot of fun, expecially with three other people on XBL.You’ll get addicted, and for some reason want to play over and over again.

On the down side, there is no single player story mode…if you don’t have XBL gold, you would just play through the stories with three computer players…which i guess is still pretty cool, but not as fun as playing with three other actualy people.

The game glitches from time to time, as most game do, this one though kinda noticable but it shouldn’t affect your gameplay what so ever.

If you like going online and playing co-op games with friends, and you like zombie flicks like yours truly, then give Left 4 Dead a spin, it will be well worth your time.

Graphics are pretty rich and full, and the soundtrack keeps you awake at all times.

7 out of 10

– StraTT

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