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Thoughts on the L4D DLC...

Oh hai... I'm BluDesign. I'm one of the layabouts here on dtoid, being unemployed and all. I decided to fire up L4D and try out the new Survival pack, which got released today.

I haven't managed to try out the two new versus campaigns, but I'm sure Dead Air and Death Toll are just as compelling as No Mercy and Blood Harvest. I look forward to hitting someone as a smoker or boomer on the Church standoff soon.

Where everyone knows your name... because it's on the tombstone... stupid

I'm here to discuss Survival Mode with you all.

No, it's not some sort of Zombie version of "The Long Walk"

Survival is just outright "rape mode."

I would've wanted a few more rounds of zombie hordes before the specials show up, but it is SURVIVAL mode. I've managed to make it an average of 2:30 on the three levels I tried.

BTW, the elevator in the hospital? It's rape central when the tanks show up. There's no hiding in the corner anymore. A tank and 2 smokers will see to that.

This guy will do awful, awful things to your dead body. Sooner than you think.

I lasted longer on the one rooftop level I picked than I did in the Last Stand level. The Last Stand level was a bunch of randoms from XBL, and all they wanted to do was blow up every goddamn gas tank and canister they could get their hands on. Basically they were a hazard to be around because they were really not helping anyone but the two guys who were playing together.

I usually kill around 40-50 zombies per level on the campaign when I play online. I was averaging around 100-150 or so per round of Survival. They really cram them in there. Plus, you gotta figure, how many will you kill once they incap you, because you will get incapped.

If you can kill a bunch while incapped, you'll net a good dozen kills if you're fast enough.

And Tanks don't always get their music cue, so don't be surprised if one just shows up.

How it's laid out is basically it's a highlight of some of the major combat areas, mid-points of each level. Every match has a good dozen mixed molotovs and pipe bombs, 8 health packs (2 for each person), and pain pills. You usually start out with either double pistols or a random weapon. Given how tight the spaces are on most of these, the auto-shotgun isn't recommended. The M16 or the Sniper rifle is much better suited. And there's usually 1-2 ammo drops per level depending on the layout. Hospital = 1, Last Stand = 2, Dead Air Crane = 1.

I won't be around much today or tonight, but I should be up for some Versus tomorrow night if anyone is down with that.

Gamertag = Metalocalypse

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About BluDesignone of us since 11:49 AM on 11.10.2006

I own a FamPuter, which is a 100% fake Famicom. And I do own Super Mario Bros. and Rockman 2 for it, which you don't. :P

I'm a 34 year old gamer. I cannot hang out with most of you, and you should not contact me to buy you cheap wine or cigarettes. I do not like jail. Seriously, I own all three consoles and I don't discriminate. Gaming is for fun, not for sissy slapfights. If you consider yourself partial to a particular console, I don't care why you don't own other consoles, I don't want to hear about it. If you're going to bitch about something, you'd better bring some hard evidence of why you're complaining if you want to cry on my shoulder.

Enjoy this wonderful picture of 2 generations coming together at last...

PS - I eat trolls.

PPS - I've been to Japan. Maybe you've heard about it? If not, read up here:

Part 1: Introductions
Part 2: Yamagata's Hanagasa Festival
Part 3: Harajuku Girls and the lack thereof
Part 4: You're not in Kansas anymore, Niero (TGS07)
Part 5: Fresh from the farm to your mouth
Part 6: Going to Japan is hard
Part 7: 30 days takes forever
Part 8: Rape, Rocks, and Alliteration
Part 9: Small Town Nightlife
Part 10: Bling Bling, Hundred Thousand Yen Bill Ya'll
Part 10 Part 2: Mount Yamadera
Part 11: The Japanese Wal-Mart
Part 12: Goin' Down to Tokyo Town
Part 13: Ghiblit Gravy
Part 14: Air Sex
Part 15: Ganguros of New Tokyo
Part 16: The Contest Announcement
Part 17: The Contest
Part 18: The Trip Itinerary
Part 19: Tokyo Day 2
Part 20: Tokyo Day 2 Part 2 (of 2)
Part 21 is no longer there, but it wasn't all that great anyway, so you're not missing out.
Part 22: Happy Picture Montage Time!
Part 23: I have arrived.
Part 24: I have returned.
Part 25: The Case for the American Cheeseburger
Part 26: Random pictures are random
Part 27: A Free Gift for Those Who've Been Paying Attention
Part 28: Nintendo, no seriously, NINTENDO
Part 29: Racists in Japan, Discriminating against the handicapped
Special Report from Cheapy D at CAG
Part 30: The Secret Truth About Japan
Part 31: Oz-Matsuri
Part 32: The Japanese Don't Have Antiperspirant Deodorant

Part 33: There's this Disney character named Stitch in Japan...
Part 34: Trainspotting: Live From Kyoto
Part 35: Kyoto for Beginners
Part 36: Kyoto Smash: Advance Lesson in Fun Time
Part 37: Some Japanese people are alcoholics
Part 38: Hardcore Otaku know where the real action is
Part 40: My attempt at getting the Oscar for Best Japanese Picture
Part 41: What heaven is like.
Part 42: I sneak into a movie studio to pitch my movie
Part 41: What heaven is like.
Part 43: My film idea is shot down in favor of yet another Power Rangers TV show
Part 44: Excessive Male Nudity in Japan
Part 45: The Japanese grocery store has no deli counter
Part 46: How the Japanese language is worked into Japan's society
Part 47: Izukayas and you: How the Japanese drink in public
Part 48: All you really need to know about the Tokyo Auto Show
Part 49: Gyudon Rocks.
Part 50: Tendo is the coolest place in all of Japan
Part 51: I really did poop immediately after that shot
Part 52: A Beginner's Guide to Tokyo Disney Sea
Part 53: There is no comparison. Cheeseburgers win.
Part 55: You've never had Tonkatsu, so you wouldn't understand
Part 56: Japanese iTunes for the Mac addict
Part 57: The other kind of Curry
Part 58: Popular Pop and "Lock" music in Japan
Part 59: I sing like how cats have sex
Part 60: The Iron Penis Festival
Part 61: A sad bit about racism in Japan
Part 9001: Electro Lemon's whirlwind visit to Tokyo
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