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#1 AussieMacGamer

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:29 PM

The demo is out and the game in 4 days.

I managed to play the demo for a good 20 mins last night.I was sold after the first 5. This game

Is

Awesome.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:07 AM

There's one reason why I'm not interested in L4D: it's a zombie shooter.

I'm completely and utterly sick of zombies in first-person shooters.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:42 PM

Why the hell did i post this in here? Gary... you know what to do.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

View PostJanichsan, on November 14th 2008, 07:07 PM, said:

There's one reason why I'm not interested in L4D: it's a zombie shooter.

I'm completely and utterly sick of zombies in first-person shooters.

But thats whats so good about it! Its a Zombie First-person Shooter! Its focus is zombies, and its utterly fantastic at what it does. I seriously suggest you try it out Jan

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

I'm downloading the demo tonight on Steam, the fact that it's zombie is sort of "meh" but it's apparently a cool coop game that is getting pretty good reviews so a demo will be nice to check out.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:17 PM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on November 14th 2008, 04:42 PM, said:

Why the hell did i post this in here? Gary... you know what to do.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:41 AM

I'm definitely picking this up. The zombie premise is the turnoff for me, too. I never thought I would have my fill of zombies, but there you go.

Still, a game built for co-op from the ground up by Valve has little chance of being anything but fantastic. I love co-op so I'm definitely getting this.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:06 AM

Heh, I see "zombie" and I'm like :rolleyes: and glaze over and move on. I don't know what it is... I just get sick of zombie stuff. My best friend is SOOOOOOOO into zombie stuff though, its brought up very often... and I kind of glaze over. I'm not into them, I just find them utterly useless. Slow moving, decomposed human bodies, wandering around like old people without their walkers. I dont get a rush from it. Plus, it seems zombies aren't as gooshy and rewarding when you kill them. They just kind of fall over, dust puffs out, maybe parts fall off them... but its not the same as killing living beings/creatures instead.

I guess, what I'm trying to say is... I don't know how gameplay or design could be so incredible, that it would make me actually interested in the game despite its genre.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:41 PM

Don't like multiplayer, so I don't like L4D. I can see the appeal, but only on an academic level.
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

I really like co-op, so I don't care if it's zombies.  Now all I need is a machine to run it.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

While there are collision problems in the demo ... lots of times people halfway through doors, walls, etc ... it's a great shooter (very Valve-like), runs smoothly on my Core Duo iMac, looks good, and is quite creepy. Even the single player part of the demo is good escaping from the apartment, onto the streets, then through the subway system to the end scene. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the horror/zombie genre (despite loving Shaun of the Dead), I'm still thinking about a purchase. The co-op, btw, is a blast.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

Definetly fun! But after pretty much my first couple of matches, i'm now having my usual steam problems and cant get into any games at all. I'm going to post a thread about getting my modem forwarded properly, if anyone can help that would be great!

And frigidman i suggest you at least have a look at L4D. It is a marvelous game!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

Its downloaded. When I get time I will run through it and pass gas... er... judgment on it.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:19 PM

Ok, I played the demo...

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SUK-TAC-U-LAR

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I don't think I could have been more displeased with a game than with this. EEeeeiiiisssh lame! No thanks, I won't be wasting any money on this. I won't even waste the disk space anymore for this demo! Every minute I played it I was going "gimmie a break"... "how sad"... "o rly you have to be kidding me"...

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:05 PM

Fair enough.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:22 AM

But did you play it co-op?  Playing with your buds is what would make it shine.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:27 AM

People like us don't have 'buds' to play games like L4D with...
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:43 AM

View Postcharmin, on November 17th 2008, 10:27 AM, said:

People like us don't have 'buds' to play games like L4D with...

Well, maybe you don't but the rest of us geeky game nerds do.

Sort of.

Well, virtual ones anyway. Who seem to care a bit in the forums. A little bit maybe.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:22 PM

Ok, now that Frigidman has trashed L4D, what do people think of Dead Space? The concept of strategic dismemberment has a certain appeal, and it looks like the graphics are pretty nice. And it's also kind of a zombie game, except in space. Sadly, no Nazi zombies.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:17 PM

View PostDaveyJJ, on November 17th 2008, 09:43 AM, said:

Well, maybe you don't but the rest of us geeky game nerds do.

Sort of.

Well, virtual ones anyway. Who seem to care a bit in the forums. A little bit maybe.

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