Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Dead Rock!
I only have only have time for one quick post, since its late and my brain is fried from the last one I worked on.
LEFT 4 DEAD rocks, nuff said.
I'm not a fan of first person shooters on consoles, but this game just keeps me coming back for shear zombie killing madness. Co-op is by far the best I have seen in any game, console or otherwise. Not much to the game in general, you play as one of four survivors that have to make their way through zombie infested areas, killing and sneaking by both normal and specialty zombies. Doing everything they can to block your path on the way to rescue.
Most maps or scenarios are sectioned off, so you only have to make short runs to safe rooms where health, ammo and gun upgrades can be found. There are several different ways to protect your comrades as you make your way along the route, but beware that some specialty zombies will call upon the masses to try and rout you, forcing everyone to fight off hordes of zombies. At times you can't even move due to the shear volume of undead trying to eat their way through you and your fellow survivors.
The game has several different difficulty settings, that restrict the number of healing packs, pills and ammo sites along the way, making each shot count and making the survivors do everything in their power to see everyone out safely.
So, please purchase this game. Why? Because if you want to even have a taste of the game you'll have to because Valve decided to remove all the demos from both their Steam service and console downloads.
But seriously, the game is freaking great. It will scare the crap out of you. Sure, its a FPS and there is a lot of senseless blood, gore, and violence. But the game also offers a strategy element as well because every game is different due to the awesome new innovative director A.I. The Director places enemies and items in varying positions and quantities based upon each player's current situation, status, skill and location, creating a new experience for each play through.
I can't recommend this game enough...and I hate FPS, especially now that they make me motion sick. But with Left 4 Dead, I'm so caught up in the action that I don't even thing about getting dizzy. lol
So, if your looking for some zombie killing fun and want to hook up, look for me on Xbox live at gamertag, OAKSTOUT.
Oh as a side note to MMO players out there looking to get into a guild, I have some advise.
If the guild you want to join has a website, and on that website, the leadership lists what the objectives, goals and guild mission statements are, then please read them thoroughly, understand them, ask questions about their ideas and concepts. If you don't understand or they seem confusing then talk to people, find out what the guild is really like. And whatever you do, don't sign up if those ideas don't coincide with your philosophy of play. It hurts guilds when people join without fully understand what they are signing up for, especially if they leave later saying that the guild isn't going in a direction they feel works with their style of play. This is all great, you don't have to stay if your not happy, but sometimes when this unfortunate event happens, disillusioned players exiting the guild will decide they need to poach other members on their way out and that's just not cool.
Sure, you can't expect the guild to stay honest to their mission statement or objectives, because they will change as the guild grows, meets and exceeds their expectations of goals, but don't expect that to happen only after a few months Honestly, it might take years before a guild changes how it does things.
So my advise, read, believe and comprehend before you sign up. And if you aren't happy, go, but don't feel you have to gut the guild for your own personal vendetta. That sends everyone a bad message.
These are just some helpful tips from your local Angry Dwarf. Now get out there and kill some zombies.