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Posted 2007-01-15 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Hot damn, I'm looking forward to eating brains for breakfast as one of four playable zombie characters in the upcoming PC/Xbox 360 game Left 4 Dead. Gamespot's published a Q&A with the developer--the game's your basic pandemic-based survival horror, and pits four human survivors against four virus-infected victims. By the sounds of it, players can drop in or out of the co-operative game at any time. Humans seem to be forced to run and gun, while the infected are more sneaky. And mutated.

I enjoyed the PC game Aliens vs. Predator II for the same reasons I think I'll enjoy playing a bad guy in Left 4 Dead: I find stealth play more challenging and more rewarding than Rambo-style assaults. Here's hoping there are ample one-off multi-player maps and scenarios to round out the story-based campaign.
 
     
 
   
 
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Dinozoiks wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
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