Adding to the Dead
posted by Mr C
Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 12:23:29 AM EST
Whether your fancy is the Xbox 360 or PC of Left 4 Dead, many players have seen a little bit of rabid action or plans to. While the gameplay is nearly perfectly streamlined in Valve fashion however, no one can argue that the game's greatest shortcoming is the lack of content on disk. 4 campaigns, each with 4-5 maps, and only two of the campaigns available on versus mode. Sure, playing versus and co-op, not to mention some fun and rather well thought out achievements, can stretch out a 4 hour game to a couple of months, but what then?
Valve has voiced that they will support the game post-release and supposedly much quicker than what they did for Team Fortress 2. So what content are you looking forward to?
Before you answer, take note:
You post-apocalypse-mall lovers will have to wait for fan-made content, and Valve has already stated that they wish to avoid cliches. Mansions, malls, and pubs may or may not be included in that statement.
Personally, I would love the other two maps to be added to the versus roster to be the first update, with a patch for the various bugs. When it comes time for adding maps, hopefully all of them are compatible with vs. mode. The settings for these maps could be a coastal town, including a cruise ship/aircraft carrier where you either must a)reach a helicopter among active fuel lines exploding from gunfire or b(cruise ship) lifeboats must be lowered into the water, but here's the catch: only two may enter a boat at a time. It still allows more teamwork, yet still manages to make the situation more harrowing in a unique manner. Other ideas include refugee/quarantine camp, a highway (car alarms, explosive tankers), a news station control building, and a prison.
Any ideas? Maps, modes, weapons, or new-infected?