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Entries in Left 4 Dead (2)
I'm not a really big fan of fan films (eh? LOL) - for me the whole cheesiness of them is epitomised by the dreadful 'Star Trek Phase 2' series (do yourself a favour and DON'T Google it)! Beside which, being done by fans no two fans are going to agree they are good anyway...But I digress...
Tell you what - just watch this...
I have to say, having just watched the first half of the second season of 'The Walking Dead' I think I would rather watch the L4D fan film!
Bought a couple of amusing Halloween themed games for the weekend. Left 4 Dead 2 is currently on sale on STEAM for just £6.49 and the missus finally bought the Ninteno Wii she has been after for ages so I also bought House of the Dead: Overkill.
Left for Dead was a BIG clan favourite , we really enjoyed the online co-op mode of play, but when the sequal came along we were left a bit flat as it seemed to be just more of the same. Even the addition of amusing new melee weapons couldn't get us excited about L4D2, especially as the merlee weapons were a substitute for the default pistol and not an additional weapon you could carry.
Stll, at just seven quid it seemed worth a second chance and I have to say I am glad I did.
House of the Dead is a long time arcade favourite of mine. I have spent many an hour in our seaside town arcades pushing 50 pence pieces into this coin-op! So when the wife bought an Ninteno Wii - ostensibly for Wii Fit - I ran out to buy the latest console version of this game and a couple of Wii pistols for some double player goodness.
Amazingly the wife and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours on this game yesterday - and it made a nice change from sitting in front of the telly with her watching Dexter or True Blood! LOL
The latest incarnation of HotD is Overkill and that's very much what you get. The whole game is over the top with lots of tasteless and tacky 'mutant' ("don't use the 'Z' word!") killing fun. There isn't much attempt at a serious back story or plot so unlike Left 4 Dead 2 don't expect any form of 'realism' or sinister tension.
I was actually amazed at how well the Wii worked - and the two gun set-up was very easy. The great thing about consoles has always been their pick-up and put-down nature, and I like the way we could just jump into a quick casual game between TV when we fancied it.
Of course out of the two games I would have to say that the award for sheer quality goes to left 4 Dead 2 - it is still a beautifully crafted graphical spectacular and despite it's lack of innovation over the original the zombie hoard survival formula can still get the adrenaline pumping.
All in all it's been a very enjoyable gaming Halloween!