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Old 22 Nov 2008, 16:47   #1 (permalink)
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How many other people have gotten this great game?

I'll start by introducing how I came about this game. I haven't been a big gamer for quite a few years now, it ended with the Nintendo 64 era because everything just got incredibly expensive and just not worth it anymore (in my opinion).

So one day my brother shows me a commercial for this game, and so far so good I think, but I doubt it'll live up to anything we think it will.

*Wrong*

This game is great because of the sheer free-roaming elements of it. There is no storyline other than you have to get to the endpoint and save yourself from the horde. There are also no cutscenes throughout it, and the dialogue is all automatic, making it seem like something from a movie (the loading posters also help with that visual).

As for gameplay and controls, magnificent! The various weapons are portrayed quite well throughout the entire thing, and all are quite useful in one scenario or another. The controls fit well because they're just basic FPS controls with an added button for making a 180* turn, and switching the usual "grenade" button for melee attacks. The ultimate LT+RT combination is a great move to learn for the shotgun fans (or anyone, really).

The enemies. The enemies are incredibly devious and sneaky bastards through and through the game. Sometimes the horde will come and a Smoker (the constricting tongue-shooting one) will grab you and pull you to it, or a Hunter will pin you on the ground. Boomers also effect quite a bit of the next couple of minutes if you don't manage to kill them before they vomit or explode on you.

Witches and Tanks...They are so much fun to beat up! You can get an achievement for throwing a Molotov at the witch, called "Burn the Witch!". The Tanks are also fun to go up against, though slightly faster than you it's easy to put a couple of clips into it before it gets to you.

This game gets my special award: Somebody who doesn't like Video Games will play this.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 17:34   #2 (permalink)
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Ah Valve, how I love you.
I'm yet to get it (no money -__-) But I knew it would be good, Valve always makes the best games
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 17:55   #3 (permalink)
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I think

"Valves done it again!"

Fits here: ive only played the demo, a meagre two levels and 5 weapons and yet im loving it all. Very addictive with a good group of players who like to chat.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 19:11   #4 (permalink)
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Lonely - there's also an achievement for throwing a molotov at a Tank, forget what it's called though.

I'll add that the Versus mode is very fun - you can play as a ZOMBIE!!! There's nothing more fun than running around as a hunter.

Oh, and there's an achievement for killing a Witch in one headshot. How is that possible to do?!
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Don't get your hopes up. There are no more weapons or enemies in the full version than in the demo - just the shotgun, uzi, auto shotgun, assault rifle, hunting rifle, molotov, pipe bomb, chaingun, and... I think that's it? Oh, pistols. :P At least, that's all I've found so far and I've played most of the levels in the full version.

And, I'll be putting up a review soon, probably. Got nothin' better to do :P
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 20:27   #5 (permalink)
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You guys make me cry. I want to play it so much. :'(
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nope, that's all there is, unless you count the gas canisters, propane tanks and O2 tanks your can pick up and move around (and shoot to cause fire/explosion/big explosion.) But in the end, what more could you want?

Definately a great game, finnaly a good zombie source game where you don't have to race for weapons.

Oh, and the Tank Molotov achievement is called 'Towering Inferno'
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Old 23 Nov 2008, 00:42   #7 (permalink)
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i liked it when i played the demo for PC but ill hold off buying it for a bit.
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Me and a mate are thinking of hiring it after exams are finished and pulling an all-nighter with it.
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Old 23 Nov 2008, 01:09   #9 (permalink)
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question: can you play co-op same system split screen on the 360 I have a friend likely to but it but is unsure(he'll proly buy anyways but hey Splitscreen means i get to play too )
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question: can you play co-op same system split screen on the 360 I have a friend likely to but it but is unsure(he'll proly buy anyways but hey Splitscreen means i get to play too )
Yes you can. And he can be a guest, and the 2 of you can play online, together.
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