Yesterday, I wrote a post tackling those who were bawling their eyes out over Left 4 Dead 2. It looks like, however, I may be taking on an entire army, since a Left 4 Dead 2 protest group has formed and it consists of 13,011 whiny crybabies. Could I finally have taken on more than I can handle? Or could I just say the word "sequel" and watch them all fall their knees and sob like children?
The boycott group was formed on Steam and they have made a list of injustices about which they are strongly complaining. This is because videogames sequels are incredibly serious business, and the existence of Left 4 Dead 2 will give everyone cancer. Here is the list of crimes they believe Valve committed:
Significant content for L4D1 was promised, and never delivered
Valve put little faith in L4D1 since they almost certainly started working on L4D2 right after release
The fact that L4D2 is nearly identical to L4D1 will decimate the community for both games
The announced date is not nearly enough time to polish content or make significant gameplay changes
The new character designs seem bland and unappealing so far
L4D2 is too bright to fit in with L4D1’s visual aesthetic
The fiddle-based horde music is extremely disliked, though the differently orchestrated music is otherwise welcome
L4D2’s release will result in a drop in quality and frequency for L4D1 content, even compared to before
The community has lost faith in Valve’s former reputation for commitment to their games post-release
I think my favorite is the face that it's "too bright," which is not only nitpicking horsesh*t, but is completely wrong. Every smart person knows zombies are scarier during the day. The rest of the complains are also pretty weak. Are they seriously complaining about the "fiddle-based" music? Yes they are. The only complaint that holds water is the first one, and we still don't know how much further support Valve is giving L4D anyway.
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