As I write this article the Left 4 Dead 2
boycott has reached 24,000 members strong and growing (which I presume is from them asexually reproducing.) with that I decided to chip in with my two cents. But instead of condemning these ravenous wolves in tapped glasses Iím going a different direction and trying look at the situation through their eyes.
Now this isn't me agreeing with the boycotters and it's not me disagreeing with Destructoid's own Jim Sterling
who I think is a smart and fine gentleman who i would follow till the ends of the earth.
Building up to E3 we all knew Valve was going to unveil something huge. The most likely of candidates being Episode 3
, Postal 2
, or the release date of the Team Fortress 2
updates coming to Xbox Live. Instead Left 4 Dead 2
was announced and people went with a lack of a better term APESHIT!
The most common complaints being
Daylight is gay.
Chargers are gay.
Axes, Chainsaws, and Baseball Bats are gay.
Incendiary Bullets are gay.
Witches that walk around instead staying in one spot really isnít scary.
Left 4 Dead 2
gave their father prostate cancer and raped their mother.
Another big complaint is the game is going to take away development from Left 4 Dead
which has already been denounced as false. So what could still be upsetting these people so bad.
Itís that these arenít just Left 4 Dead
fans their Valve fans. Valve fans who accept that the company deals with things in a different way. But with the release of Left 4 Dead 2
everything we thought we knew of Valve is wrong. They are able to release games in orderly fashion which begs the question where is Episode 3
. See in a weird way thatís what I think the boycotters are upset about they donít mind that the game is coming out they mind that that is going to be the only thing coming out from Valve in 2009. They also believe this is some kind of sign that Valve is losing itís independent spirit and pushing toward being a carbon copy of EA and Activision. I personally canít wait for Left 4 Dead 2
which I feel is more of a companion piece then a full on sequel but Iím still upset that I have to wait another year to finish Half Life 2
, another year without Portal 2
and another year of playing a neutered port of Team Fortress 2
I know I may sound like a spoiled brat who canít just be happy with what he has and be patient for what he might get. But thatís because Iím looking through the eyes of a Left 4 Dead 2
(P.S. I didn't know but according to the boycott's main page Jim Sterling has ants in his vagina. That is all.) read