Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer

The E3 trailer for Left 4 Dead 2 sets the scene for the upcoming return of Valve's co-op zombie shooter. The clip sets the infested scene for the game, and highlights the addition of improvisational mêlée combat, which can be as blunt as a frying pan to the face. The movie can be found on ActionTrip, FileFront, and Gamer's Hell.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 19:20
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 19:20
Jun 2, 2009, 19:20
 
Sounds awesome. I'm sure I'll be buying this at release, or at least as soon as I have time to play it.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 18:34
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 18:34
Jun 2, 2009, 18:34
 
# Improved Director. The director will now also manipulate maps depending on how well/poorly you are doing and change pathing options to make it easier or more difficult.
I never understood why L4D never did that in the first place. Counter-Strike: Source already had levels with variable routes, so having an AI director do so based upon player progress wasn't really asking much.

# Incendiary Rounds. Ammo stash powerup that gives you one clip of bullets that sets anything you shoot on fire.
It looks fun but a bit out of character with the concept.

# More varied regular infected. On top of just new models there are also hazmat zombies that are like regular infected but immune to molotovs/incendiary rounds. Also regular infected can now be dimembered to some degree.
The idea of an occasional zombie wearing a hazmat suit is tolerable but I imagine it will be over used.

# Wandering Witches. Witches will now walk around so crowning is the best option rather than avoidance and a later, unexpected encounter.
Well, that at least adds a bit of variety. Witches were too often a griefing tool by malicious or incredibly careless players.

It really does depend how it's sold (bundle?), how much it will be (cheap, or discounted for L4D owners?) and whether we see any worthwhile L4D content released that decides whether I'll get it. If it's around £15 then that's reasonable; if it's full price it's not.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 17:07
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 17:07
Jun 2, 2009, 17:07
 
# Panic events are now Gauntlet events. No more waiting out a timer or meleeing a horde away. Level-progressing panic events will now only end when you reach a later trigger so closet-camping is out.

Beautiful addition.

Yeah ok AoLnAmE BaTmAn, you're surely a badass Rolleyes

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 16:54
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 16:54
Jun 2, 2009, 16:54
 
awesome job ea/valve!!11 if this is what l4d 2009 will look like, i can't wait for l4d 2010!!1 and 2011 after that. my favourite feature is the aggressively large marketing campaign they've touted as a feature of this seasonal release. lap it up sponges.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 13:33
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 13:33
Jun 2, 2009, 13:33
 Verno
 
Here's a better summary than the podcast Dagok:

# Melee weapons: chainsaw, axe, bat, frying pan. Judging from the videos the primary swing is slow but brutal, but you can still normal-melee to shove zombies off.
# New (reskinned?) firearms.
# Sunlight.
# Incendiary Rounds. Ammo stash powerup that gives you one clip of bullets that sets anything you shoot on fire.
# New special infected join the cast of old ones. Only one known so far is the Charger, which is a cross between the Tank and a regular infected. Can shouldercharge you with his one beefy arm, but will only knock you around, not incap you. If you go one-on-one, apparently he will thrash you until your face looks like hamburger unless you're rescued.
# Wandering Witches. Witches will now walk around so crowning is the best option rather than avoidance and a later, unexpected encounter.
# More varied regular infected. On top of just new models there are also hazmat zombies that are like regular infected but immune to molotovs/incendiary rounds. Also regular infected can now be dimembered to some degree.
# 5 new campaigns to tell the story of the four new survivors, from Savannah all the way to New Orleans.
# Improved Director. The director will now also manipulate maps depending on how well/poorly you are doing and change pathing options to make it easier or more difficult.
# Panic events are now Gauntlet events. No more waiting out a timer or meleeing a horde away. Level-progressing panic events will now only end when you reach a later trigger so closet-camping is out.

I'm just presenting the information, I'm still in the not buying crowd.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 13:23
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 13:23
Jun 2, 2009, 13:23
 
People interested really need to listen to the podcast.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/06/01/left-4-dead-2-exclusive-podcast-with-chet-faliszek/

- locational damage enhanced on the zombie models
- new color palette is due to the game taking place in the south
- more detailed gore
- campaigns focused to be more of an arcing storyline

...lots more info
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 12:57
Verno
 
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 12:57
Jun 2, 2009, 12:57
 Verno
 
Yeah ok AoLnAmE BaTmAn, you're surely a badass Rolleyes
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 12:36
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 12:36
Jun 2, 2009, 12:36
 
I won't bother buying this because 6 months afterwards they will announce Left 4 Dead 3: Three's Company.

Good, one less griefer on a pub game that will rage quit.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 09:18
Verno
 
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 09:18
Jun 2, 2009, 09:18
 Verno
 
I won't bother buying this because 6 months afterwards they will announce Left 4 Dead 3: Three's Company.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 07:04
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 07:04
Jun 2, 2009, 07:04
 
I was hoping for a more Sci-Fi setting, with L4D gameplay, but with more backstory to it.

I guess someone else will have to do it. Perhaps Rebellion includes some kind of Co-Op campaign in its AvP game.

Just imagine dozens of Aliens surging from all sides, from the walls from the ceilings (L4D style) and you and your buddies giving them some pulse rifle hell....

/end wishfull thinking

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 06:36
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 06:36
Jun 2, 2009, 06:36
 
I'm happy we agree that the PSP Go is monstrous and ugly too, cheers

See we agree on 2 things! There is hope! Cheers

http://kotaku.com/5273586/that-psp-go-sure-looks-familiar

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 06:28
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 06:28
Jun 2, 2009, 06:28
 
Glad we agree on something.

I'm happy we agree that the PSP Go is monstrous and ugly too, cheers
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 05:51
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 05:51
Jun 2, 2009, 05:51
 
Dude, the graphics won't be updated. All you're getting is a pack of content updates and a AI director that can change the weather. I don't know what you're thinking comparing it to SC2.

It looked very different to me, updated and a little more like TF2. There was a bit more color. The zombies had a traditional zombie movie look with all kinds of different color clothes and accessories. Body damage looked more detailed and model specific. Hey I could be wrong, just looked that way to me.

Also I wasn't comparing SC2 to L4D in any way, I was comparing wait times between games. It was one extreme compared with another.

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 04:30
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 04:30
Jun 2, 2009, 04:30
 
It's nice to see that the videos were recorded from the PC version. That means that PC is very likely still the lead SKU.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 04:28
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 04:28
Jun 2, 2009, 04:28
 
Watching the IGN gameplay videos it actually looks much better than the terrible trailer and screenshots first put out on RPS. Does it look like a full blown sequel? No. Does it look like it will be fun? Actually, yeah. And yes, I have changed my opinion slightly as the early screenshots actually did look horrendous, for whatever reason.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 04:05
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 04:05
Jun 2, 2009, 04:05
 
And if we run out of bullets, they gonna wish we hadn't

Sold

I never played the first one; however I always got the idea that they were experimenting with the concept. Now that it's popular they want to do it properly, hence the quick sequel.

Am I wrong?
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Re: FileFront?
Jun 2, 2009, 03:12
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Re: FileFront? Jun 2, 2009, 03:12
Jun 2, 2009, 03:12
 
Ummmm. Was I dreaming or something? I have been living thinking FileFront was over.
http://notjustgaming.com/filefront-returns.html
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FileFront?
Jun 2, 2009, 03:05
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FileFront? Jun 2, 2009, 03:05
Jun 2, 2009, 03:05
 
Ummmm. Was I dreaming or something? I have been living thinking FileFront was over.
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 02:36
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 02:36
Jun 2, 2009, 02:36
 
Wouldn't you rather have that bad ass graphically updated version, with all the problems ironed out, before they start engineering a bunch of new content? Look at it this way, you are getting something like a Starcraft 2 in 6 months, as opposed to 10 years.

Dude, the graphics won't be updated. All you're getting is a pack of content updates and a AI director that can change the weather. I don't know what you're thinking comparing it to SC2.

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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer
Jun 2, 2009, 02:25
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Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Trailer Jun 2, 2009, 02:25
Jun 2, 2009, 02:25
 
But to defend the beast, and offer players some food for thought... Wouldn't you rather have that bad ass graphically updated version, with all the problems ironed out, before they start engineering a bunch of new content? Look at it this way, you are getting something like a Starcraft 2 in 6 months, as opposed to 10 years. Yeah it sucks the money and all, with broken promises. But ask yourself, is it better for everyone long term despite the set back?

I still think they should offer a pretty nice discount to people who paid for the first one.

This comment was edited on Jun 2, 2009, 02:26.
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