Insert another credit, because it’s time for your weekly video game news and you’ve just hit the Game Overview screen.
I really meant to get this done last night when I got home from Eric’s, but I started playing Uncharted 2 instead (I’m so close to the ending!). I’ll probably review the game when I finish it and I’ve had a chance to really think about the game.
Other than that, I have a few bits and pieces of news for you, mostly having to do with, you guessed it, Left 4 Dead 2.
This week featured a reveal of the huge achievement set, which also revealed two campaigns, one set in a refinery and one set in a shopping mall. The achievements look really cool and I can’t wait to try and get the one where the player is required to finish a campaign on Realistic mode. That will be a tough one, I’m sure.
As for the campaigns, centering around a mall is a great idea, since it’s kind of a zombie movie staple. I told Eric that if Rochelle (who is a reporter) doesn’t make some sort of Frank West (from Dead Rising) comment about how she’s “covered wars, y’know,” I’m going to be super upset.
The refinery has potential to feature some really creepy zombie encounters, especially since it’s supposed to be filled about waist high with water. When Valve released the Crash Course expansion campaign for Left 4 Dead, they added in the ability for zombies to crawl under objects very quickly and I can’t imagine facing zombies hiding in the water and springing out to attack me.
Another interesting discovery was that one of the common uncommon, the infected CEDA, will have bile bombs on them, which seem to be boomer vomit that you can throw and attract a zombie horde attack. There’s an achievement for attacking a tank with this, but I see it being a really cool way to handle some of the encounters, kill special infected (probably overkill), and, most importantly, grief other players who are annoying the heck out of me.
Those of us who pre-ordered will also be getting our hands on the L4D2 demo on 27 October, much sooner than I’m sure most expected. The general release demo will launch on 3 November and the game itself will launch on 17 November.
Last in the news about Left 4 Dead, the L4D2 boycott has officially ended because the boycotters “got what they were looking for from Valve with the release of Crash Course.” The boycott was the stupidest thing ever, so I’m glad that the crowd, realizing that L4D2 was gonna be sweet, decided to end it under whatever pretenses they could.
That’s all for this week, but I’ll be sure to have more varied news next week.