One of the defining moments of E3 was, in my opinion, the announcement of a Left 4 Dead sequel. The original has been a highlight of my online gaming, umm, career, and playing through the four campaigns with friends has yet to grow stale. But the news of the sequel has caused much controversy amongst L4D fans because the release date is less than a year after the original. So much so there’s actually an online petition and boycott group. Dramatic much? Personally I think so. Valve do have a reputation for waiting years before they release a sequel, and while games I’ve played in the past that have had quick follow-ups (Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 springing to mind) haven’t been particularly great, and more so expansion packs than full blown games, I do have full trust that Valve will give us something worth spending our money on. Thoughts?
Posts Tagged ‘Rainbow Six Vegas 2’
Can anyone believe it’s been a whole year since, well, last year? I remember having my doubts that 2008 would top 2007, seeing as the latter was so rich with stellar 360 releases. Truthfully, I feel I can’t even pass judgement about whether games were better this year seeing as I’ve currently missed out on a bunch of the big triple-A releases with my one-game-only-at-a-time ethic. But what I am entitled to do at this time of the year is share with you what I hope 2009 brings us in regards to gaming.
The last game I completed was Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway. Before that it was Mass Effect. Prior to that I finished Eternal Sonata for the second time, and previous to that, I put 110 hours into Lost Odyssey. Currently I’m nearing finishing Mass Effect for a second time (racing my best friend to 1000 points… and currently winning!), and next on my agenda is Fable II. Four out of those five games I’ve mentioned are RPGs!
I really want to start this post off with an incoherent string of curse words, for Michael and Jung – the accompanying squad mates in Rainbow Six Vegas – really know how to piss a lady off.
I’ve ranted about them many times before, be it on Twitter or on my blog. When Ubisoft made the original Vegas, they blatantly didn’t put much emphasis on A.I., resulting in an infuriating single player campaign where, really, you’d have been much better off without Mung (as they will now be collectively called).