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Back 4 Blood - Open Beta

Stg-Flame

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I tried the beta on Steam and it's just L4D2 with better graphics and a lot more promised content. If you're a fan of the L4D series, it'll be worth picking up on sale - NOT for $60.
 

aigomorla

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actually it seems to have a progression style..
so its a bit more complex then L4D2.
 

Artorias

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Imagine paying $80-$130 for a game not even based off a license, then paying extra for game passes, and characters.

This game is built to milk the consumer with micro-transactions and NO modding support.

Back for Blood: Dead on Arrival.
 
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shortylickens

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Left 4 Dead was not even original when it came out, there had been plenty of zombie killing games, and plenty of 4-man squad games, and boat loads of mission-based games, all they did was mix & match. And I didnt even like it that much.

No, we dont need more low-effort copies of copies that milk you with small DLC sales.
 

Sunburn74

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Left 4 Dead was not even original when it came out, there had been plenty of zombie killing games, and plenty of 4-man squad games, and boat loads of mission-based games, all they did was mix & match. And I didnt even like it that much.

No, we dont need more low-effort copies of copies that milk you with small DLC sales.
I put about 900 hours into L4D2 per my steam page. Probably my most played game ever.

I am troubled by the possibility of microtransactions being a thing in this game. What made L4D2 great is the community made a bunch of free stuff and then valve would use it and make it official. They just kept adding and adding. Heck even last year they added like 50% new content.
 

aigomorla

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those of you who are epic store haters... the game is also available on steam on open beta as well.
 

aigomorla

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uhm, how did that get by qa
amazingly as it may seem i didn't even pick it up and i have like over 20 hours in the game so far.
Its like how people can swear there dogs can say "iloveyou"
Or i guess its the infinity monkey on the keyboard statement... If you have enough codes and sounds... eventually it will start forming into words and syllables.

Yes its offensive, but i think it was more of a random occurrence, and they caught it quick with the reports and made a public statement as well.
 

PingSpike

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Big L4D2 fan, still play it but this is a wait and see at best for me. To much pay to win smell.

I don't like RPG elements or progression systems in FPS games honestly. And the cards thing looks awful.

I don't mind buying cosmetics and I like mixing and matching equipment load outs (from standard available to everyone sets) but grinding up a character in a multiplayer game just sucks. I already have a job and they pay me to go to it, not the other way around. Unfortunately its become pretty common these days.
 

GodisanAtheist

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LFD type games are exactly the sort of game that should have a character creator, equipment, loadouts, progression etc.

One day the zombie genre will permeate deep enough into gaming culture that we'll get a solid Zombie Apocalypse RPG out of it.

It just sucks that its always tied to a MP game that I will never play.
 

shortylickens

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LFD type games are exactly the sort of game that should have a character creator, equipment, loadouts, progression etc.

One day the zombie genre will permeate deep enough into gaming culture that we'll get a solid Zombie Apocalypse RPG out of it.

It just sucks that its always tied to a MP game that I will never play.
Well there are plenty of squad games with those features, but for whatever reason they are not as popular. Left 4 Dead somehow got to be a big deal and now it has sequels and copycats.

Actually X-Com and X-Com 2 fit the bill except they are turn based, not action games.
Payday 2 fits the bill but I never liked it. The job ALWAYS goes bad and you get stuck in a pointless firefight, every time.
 
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aigomorla

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World War Z tried to be a Left4Dead replacement....
Then we have games like DayZ and 7days to die which are suvival + zombies that stemmed off that too.

Left4Dead got big because of CS:Source Zombie mod.
People had so much fun killing zombies and being the zombie, that Valve decided to roll a dedicated platform just for it.
But this was way back when Valve actually cared, now they don't, and they obviously taught us that they can not count past 2.
 

Skillz

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I'm looking forward to this game coming out, but not spending $60 on it.

I am with the understanding that the team originally responsible for the L4D series is the same team that's making Back 4 Blood which gives me hope.

The mentioning of micro transactions though has me a bit worried. While I couldn't care less about skins and the other cosmetic paid content; if it becomes a pay-to-win type game where you can buy better gear that actually gives you a competitive edge then I am 100% out.

I'll be launching a few servers for it to give it a trial run. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint.
 

aigomorla

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its not worth 60 dollars.

ive grinded enough in that game to realize... ah.. "i grinded"... LOL

Not something i look forward into a FPS unless its a survival game.
 

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