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As with all the other finales in Left 4 Dead, you start the finale in a safe spot and signal for help when you’re ready to begin – in this case radioing the helicopter pirate to lower the bridge so you can cross to him. Then, all hell breaks loose.
Originally Posted by BauulN'ah, I think it is too big for an upgrade. It's actually more content than the original. You wouldn't expect to see Bethesda release Fallout 4 as a upgrade to Fallout 3.
If it was a new engine, would people be complaining as much?
Originally Posted by CardJoeIt's not purely a matter of size. It's a matter of worth and visibility. This is entirely new content, with new enemies, levels (and more campaigns), new modes, new weapons, new textures, new features, new AI Director - that amount of content is sizeable enough in terms of worth to merit an independent release rather than a DLC pack that'll be little seen, unavailable in shops and completely unknown to anyone in a non-hardcore market.
Besides, be honest - if this was all unveiled as a series of DLC packs, with each new campaign costing a conservative £8 each (making 4 campaigns roughly equal to the cost of Left 4 Dead 1) then everyone would just get even more pissy and would start whining that they were being nickel-and-dimed to death and that Valve should just collect a bunch of the new content and release it as one big pack - which is really what they are doing.
This type of argument about whether or not it's an expansion pack is pointless and stupid - whether it is DLC or a sequel the same is going to be true either way; If you want it, you buy it, if you don't, you don't. The only exception would be if you were expecting it as FREE DLC, which is massively unrealistic and foolish.
The only real argument which holds and validity in the boycott debates is the idea of on-going support for Left 4 Dead 1 - which was promised by Valve. To that, Valve has said it will continue to provide support and still has stuff to announce.
Originally Posted by BauulIf it was a new engine, would people be complaining as much?
Originally Posted by CardJoeThe only real argument which holds and validity in the boycott debates is the idea of on-going support for Left 4 Dead 1...
Left 4 Dead 2 is being developed by Valve and is set to be published in part by Electronic Arts on PC...
Originally Posted by chimaeraThere was a retail version of L4D1 - I know this because it was about half the price of buying it on Steam at release in the UK :)
Originally Posted by pizanI will probably cave and get this, but my only question is how did they make a squeal in one year? This is Valve, right?
Originally Posted by BauulNot really, it's Turtle Rock Studios. Valve bought them part way through development. Valve themselves are probably still hard at work on TF2/Ep3.
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