Left 4 Dead 2 So soon? Has Valve Sold Out?
Shout out in the Comments people, tell us at the Underground what you think of Left 4 Dead 2 ‘s early release date. Do you Love it or Hate it?
Left 4 Dead has been positively one of my favorite PC games of the past year. So why wasn’t I so thrilled about hearing at E3 that Left 4 Dead 2 was being released this upcoming November? First and foremost L4D1 is still just an infant in my Pc gaming library, meaning that I am still playing it regularly and it feels as if Valve is just abandoning a child they just had. What happened to all the downloadable content that we were promised? Just a survival map pack with only 1 “new” level (lighthouse) and vs mode for 2 campaigns that should have been released with the game in the first place, seriously Valve!!
It feels to me as if the fan favorite Valve is just cashing in on a franchise, something they have never really done before. For example Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike 1- 2, Half-Life 1-2 all had significant times in between sequels and received tons of fan based material and new DLC. It took Valve supposedly 4-5 years to make Left 4 Dead and they pump out a sequel that’s supposed to get us excited in 1 year? I doubt it but I sure hope I’m wrong.
Certainly I’m not the only person to feel as if I’ve been abandoned for liking l4d. This announcement has caused all kinds of controversy over the net along with the fact that the sequel will have daytime environments, ugh! Right now I’m not sure what to think about all of this, perhaps this is the game Valve intended on releasing all along. I loved l4d but it always did seem short to me and without the release of the SDK until 2 months ago now the community is finally getting maps out to us but still no definitive campaigns. Honestly I’ve been waiting for at least 8 months for the release of the Dead before Dawn map and it just received a July 1st release date*crossed fingers*. Still no news from Valve for any new campaigns like we were promised. Guess we’ll just have to shell out the 50 bucks this November for them huh?
I could continue this post forever probably just stating my disgust about this upcoming November. But honesty I want to hear what you the reader has to say on this subject. Shout out in the comments below about whether you welcome the sequel so soon or if you hate it’s early release and the new daytime direction that Valve is taking this franchise.