(Bumping post as Roland has spotted an excellent deal on the pre-order game)
It's not too long now till Left 4 Dead 2 is released and so those of you who have decided not to boycott the title, and instead are harbouring a hankering to get your hands on it the very day it comes out could do a lot worse than to pre-order your copy from Amazon.co.uk who are currently leading the scramble to offer the cheapest pre-release price.
The first title received very good, if not excellent, reviews and the sequel looks set to be of the same high standard, building upon the cooperative fps gameplay with new campaigns in a new setting and new weapons. Everyone who is anyone knows that there is no greater pleasure than smacking zombies with a guitar. Or a ninja sword. Or a baseball bat.
L4D2 is set in Southern America with the familiar premise of small, isolated groups of human survivors being forced to fight their way through zombie hordes to extraction points, taking refuge in sparse, scattered safehouses along the way. You will be dealing with four new survivors, each with their own unique story that you will learn along the course of the game. There are to be five campaigns, including: “Swamp Fever” in which you must cross a lush bayou, “The Parish” in which action will revolve around a church and “Dark Carnival” which sees you passing through that old horror staple; a zombie infested funfair in the dead of night.
While I can't image it will give me a case of the glee anywhere near to the way that Silent Hill 3's foray into a carnival of horror's did, anything remotely fairground related gets me all itchy with excitement so it's fair to say, as a L4D philistine who has not been caught up in all the recent furore and controversy, I am looking forward to trying Left 4 Dead 2 myself.
Thanks to wiimii at Hotukdeals!