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BlindxLink
11-27-2008, 06:10 AM
I'm happy to say there's going to be downloadable content for L4D, meaning, more scenarios. Which would be amazing, seeing as no matter how much replayability there after playing the same maps over and over, you're bound to get bored.
"There'll be more scenarios, and those scenarios will introduce new elements," says Valve's Chet Faliszek in an interview with EuroGamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80962). "All kinds of new stuff. Really cool new stuff."

Pretty exciting, eh?

What do you guys think?
Will it cost money in marketplace?
What would some good scenarios? Mall? (being made for PC version), Military Base? a High School or College?

Pyroman31
11-27-2008, 07:56 AM
Well of course it will cost some cash...Probably like 400MSP/scenario. I think something to do with caves and stuff would be pretty intense.

I really hope they don't limit the new stuff to PC like they did with TF2...

Ortep
11-27-2008, 07:58 AM
How about Nakatomi Plasa from Die Hard?

Obviously a haunted mansion has to be mentioned too.

A school could also be pretty creepy.

MTMag06
11-27-2008, 08:34 AM
I'd like to see something like a condemned building, a place that the floors could collapse with flickering lights. The lowlight is good and all but something about flickering lights makes it that much creepy, especially around the witch. You can see... you can't see... the ights come back on... there's a horde.... lights go off... see where I'm going. Especially with zombies that sprint at you, a second or two of darkness can make a world of difference. I wouldhave liked to se flashlights that ran out, F.E.A.R. style where you had to let them recharge, the witch adds a little to it but killing her is usually just easier as she tends to spawn right in my way lately.

I would like to see some more special infected, the hunters are pretty cool but the boomer and smoker really don't add much trouble especially with the time it takes for the bile/tongue attacks to "reload"... Maybe adding crazed survivors to the mix might help, people who have lost it due to the trauma of losing everything.

BlindxLink
11-27-2008, 08:43 AM
Well of course it will cost some cash...Probably like 400MSP/scenario. I think something to do with caves and stuff would be pretty intense.

I really hope they don't limit the new stuff to PC like they did with TF2...


same here, maybe they'll have it cheap, but you never know they could have another 4 scenarios and have it cost 1200

Maybe adding crazed survivors to the mix might help, people who have lost it due to the trauma of losing everything.

That would be really cool actually, have like, deathmatch including dozens of zombies everywhere. The objective would be to kill the other survivors, while trying to survive yourself from the infected and the others. Shouldn't have special infected though.

Lucent Beam
11-27-2008, 08:48 AM
Um, I just spent $60 for just 4 scenarios.
If there was more to the game... why the crap didn't they just include it on disc as part of the actual game.
If you were making more, why not just include more?
I'm really kind of getting sick of games releasing and then instantly having substantial DLC (i.e. Fable 2, etc)... just include it in the ACTUAL GAME. Or wait, that would mean you can't needlessly suck my money....

InFaDeLiTy
11-27-2008, 09:03 AM
They need kid zombies, kid zombies in RE2 was scariest thing ever.
School would be creepy.
Big Cemetary be awesome.
Some underground base be sick.
A mall be beastly (I thought there actually was going to be one on the retail)
A Amusement park might be cool

Illution
11-27-2008, 09:59 AM
Maybe adding crazed survivors to the mix might help, people who have lost it due to the trauma of losing everything. LOL Crazy dudes with shotguns? "Get off my prop'ty, son!" hehe. Or Quizlings! Like humans that think they're zombies.. even though you couldn't really tell... so nevermind.

Majik 666
11-27-2008, 11:03 AM
How about 4 new scenarios and some short of movie to link all of them and the old ones together. You know like at the end of No Mercy you see a movie of the chopper going down around the start of Death Toll or whatever one is intended to come after No Mercy and so on.

Ortep
11-27-2008, 11:07 AM
Thought of a few more places.

Zoo - Zombie Polar Bears would be badass.

Military Base - They mentioned them once or twice in the game and i expected to see one complete with Zombie soldiers.

Prison - Zombie prisoners.

Sporting Arena - Madison Square Garden kinda worked during a Godzilla children outbreak, it'd work damn fine for a Zombie one.

A Movie Studio backlot - Think of all the phoney sets and things they could do with that.

InFaDeLiTy
11-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Thought of a few more places.

Zoo - Zombie Polar Bears would be badass.

Military Base - They mentioned them once or twice in the game and i expected to see one complete with Zombie soldiers.

Prison - Zombie prisoners.

Sporting Arena - Madison Square Garden kinda worked during a Godzilla children outbreak, it'd work damn fine for a Zombie one.

A Movie Studio backlot - Think of all the phoney sets and things they could do with that.

Like the phoney sets idea.


But I doubt theyd add animals

Ted de Braak
11-27-2008, 02:17 PM
A Zoo would be great, like in the first Manhunt. That place was creepy.

Liamnator1005
11-27-2008, 02:39 PM
I'm happy to say there's going to be downloadable content for L4D, meaning, more scenarios. Which would be amazing, seeing as no matter how much replayability there after playing the same maps over and over, you're bound to get bored.
"There'll be more scenarios, and those scenarios will introduce new elements," says Valve's Chet Faliszek in an interview with EuroGamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=80962). "All kinds of new stuff. Really cool new stuff."

Pretty exciting, eh?

What do you guys think?
Will it cost money in marketplace?
What would some good scenarios? Mall? (being made for PC version), Military Base? a High School or College?

just one problem with that all Values games on consoles never get DLC like TF2 on PC has lots but xbox 360 has none

InFaDeLiTy
11-27-2008, 02:42 PM
just one problem with that all Values games on consoles never get DLC like TF2 on PC has lots but xbox 360 has none

Valves*

And because its easier to mod maps on PC than it is a console.

It sucks majorly but oh well.
Only thing that sucks is on PC you can dl free maps and play private servers.
But on Xbox Microsoft rapes you with prices and lack of MS point choices.
I need 150 points to get REZ HD on Black Friday but I aint paying for 500 points when I dont need that many.

And any DLC I promise you will be 800MS

agentplatypus
11-27-2008, 02:47 PM
Its going to suck because it will cost $$$ on 360, but on PC it will be free.

garbfink
11-27-2008, 02:48 PM
This is good news, I can't waith to pick this game up tomorrow. Hopefully over time we will see a lot of new scenario's which should really help prolong the life of left 4 dead.

InFaDeLiTy
11-27-2008, 02:49 PM
Its going to suck because it will cost $$$ on 360, but on PC it will be free.

Its possible for Valve to ask for them to be free.
But the game makers determine price they want then Micro has final say on price.

So they can say free Micro say no and make it there price =/
Lame but other than getting it for PC what can you do

Liamnator1005
11-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Valves*

And because its easier to mod maps on PC than it is a console.

It sucks majorly but oh well.
Only thing that sucks is on PC you can dl free maps and play private servers.
But on Xbox Microsoft rapes you with prices and lack of MS point choices.
I need 150 points to get REZ HD on Black Friday but I aint paying for 500 points when I dont need that many.

And any DLC I promise you will be 800MS

thats if there do any for 360 but you never know there may as PC gaming is dieing

You Are Scum
11-27-2008, 03:16 PM
Awesome, looks like im going to need more MS points than I thought for this season.

Makaveli Rydah
11-27-2008, 03:59 PM
LOL Crazy dudes with shotguns? "Get off my prop'ty, son!" hehe. Or Quizlings! Like humans that think they're zombies.. even though you couldn't really tell... so nevermind.

Max Brooks FTW ;)

How about a ship - tight corridoors / gloomy lighting and nowhere to go .

Or what i'd really like to see is somewhere really open where they literally come from ALL sides , i was thinking - the centre of a football stadium or something

jobless sam
11-27-2008, 06:28 PM
i hope it doesn't cost money and i hope there good downloads

MyAbsolution
11-27-2008, 06:33 PM
I'll take any new scenarios, seriously I'll play anything as long as they make it.

Sucks there was only 4 movies to begin with. But I knew Valve doesn't disappoint on DLC. They have good support for TF2.

IaReSlyFoX
11-27-2008, 06:43 PM
Its possible for Valve to ask for them to be free.
But the game makers determine price they want then Micro has final say on price.

So they can say free Micro say no and make it there price =/
Lame but other than getting it for PC what can you do

I heard that Valve asked Microsoft for their DLC to be free but MS wanted them to charge. And I also heard that they will come out with a new map every month.

Lukhuta
11-27-2008, 06:52 PM
I heard that Valve asked Microsoft for their DLC to be free but MS wanted them to charge. And I also heard that they will come out with a new map every month.


New map every month?? like one chapter of one movie, or a complete movie O.O

If it's one movie every month, and if that was something to pay, that would be so RIDICULOUS to pay for a "complete" game of 4 movies ...

Well... Even if the game is total badass... :p

BlindxLink
11-27-2008, 07:14 PM
I'm glad you guys are putting your ideas out there, really clever, I was thinking about a ship idea too, where would they go though? Maybe on christmas they'll have some maps an make them free ONLY on christmas?

Seany Show
11-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Am looking forward to some new scenarios, as the four only limits to the amount you can really do, even with the Director changing where enemies are.

Ben Sharpe
11-27-2008, 07:48 PM
I'll take any new scenarios, seriously I'll play anything as long as they make it.

Sucks there was only 4 movies to begin with. But I knew Valve doesn't disappoint on DLC. They have good support for TF2.


Not for 360 they don't, and even on the PC side it is a ropey, I thought they only released one new mode and a new character or new weapon or something, I might be wrong though.

Lukhuta
11-27-2008, 08:03 PM
I highly doubt they would add new playable characters.

Maybe customization for the current ones, but the game is called Left FOUR dead, so... Well you see? ^^

But new mode / new weapon / new infected would sound neat!

Illution
11-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Can we just get a regular neighborhood?
I wanna explore houses... Someone should make a Zombie RPG, where you're alive and trying to survive in the zombie apocalypse. Oh that'd be sweeet. *calls bethseda* xD

BlindxLink
11-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Can we just get a regular neighborhood?
I wanna explore houses... Someone should make a Zombie RPG, where you're alive and trying to survive in the zombie apocalypse. Oh that'd be sweeet. *calls bethseda* xD


Sounds like Fallout 3, the ghouls looked like zombies. and Death Toll had a Town level, and it was fun as hell. It's my favorite campaign

Illution
11-28-2008, 12:21 AM
Sounds like Fallout 3, the ghouls looked like zombies. and Death Toll had a Town level, and it was fun as hell. It's my favorite campaign Fallout 3 can suck my nuts. I want zombies in an RPG, damnit! I'm gonna go write a whole game plot. wish me luck!

"Once upon a time, a young man named arthur pulled a sword from a stone. Which then, in turn, created a MASSIVE ALIEN SPACE SHIP! This spaceship was creating on a trajectory towards earth, and it crashed into jupiter instead! The great vortex that is the red eye(or is it storm?) hurled through space towards earth. Once impact occured, massive sea creatures rose to feed on the iceburgs of the south! But, the iceburgs had melted due to global warming created by MAMMOTHSHARKS! So, they traded the iceburg water for heroin, and proceeded to become drug addicts. Little did they know that the man they sold to was actually an evil genius trying to raise an army of Monkey Baby Sitters! He secretly wanted little kids clothing... but ANYWAYS! Turns out his modifications went wrong! Where he was supposed to put the peanut butter he put the Trampoline Coil Spring of Liquid! How could such a mistake happen? Nobody knows... All anyone knows is that the world has zombies."

god I need help.

osea101
11-28-2008, 12:34 AM
We're supposed to get a flamethrower in the upcoming dlc. I personally want to see a fucking missle launcher to be used against tanks.

Ortep
11-28-2008, 01:04 AM
Like the phoney sets idea.


But I doubt theyd add animals

Resident Evil has Zombie Dogs and Zombie Crows...

RizlaFino420
11-28-2008, 05:16 AM
heres an article with all the details...

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/54485

i like the Zoo idea as well as the amusement park and sports stadium. a mall would be an obvious choice (dead rising...cough cough) and adding other survivors to the story would be a little too dead rising-esque for my liking.

and how painful would it be for them to break down and make a 'movie' that takes place in the freaking daytime. seems to me, if i were in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, i would hold up in a safehouse til sunrise so thiers less likelyhood of being sprung upon in the dark.

also how bout a freaking story for christs sake?! or at least endings? i can't help but feel like this game was released only half done. i get the whole simplicity thing but c'mon! no endings to the freaking 'movies'????

BlindxLink
11-28-2008, 05:58 AM
also how bout a freaking story for christs sake?! or at least endings? i can't help but feel like this game was released only half done. i get the whole simplicity thing but c'mon! no endings to the freaking 'movies'????


Well, the point of the game is to be like you're in a movie, the campaigns are separate "movies". The ending is you get to the sage house and hold out until help arrives and whoever lives makes it. I thought it was really well done, just takes more people to understand that i guess

Tuge34
11-28-2008, 06:16 AM
they need to come out with horde mode like gears did now that would be sick.

BlindxLink
11-28-2008, 07:33 AM
they need to come out with horde mode like gears did now that would be sick.

No. I doubt they'd steal ideas from crap games. :P

SNYPER E
11-28-2008, 07:36 AM
School Scenario - Now that would be beasty.

Illution
11-28-2008, 09:33 AM
and how painful would it be for them to break down and make a 'movie' that takes place in the freaking daytime. seems to me, if i were in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, i would hold up in a safehouse til sunrise so thiers less likelyhood of being sprung upon in the dark.

Nah, if you can see them better, what's that mean for them? They can see you better :) Plus having them at night makes it more creepy :D

Anyways I can't wait for the DLC. I wish we could make our own maps or something =/ but that'd be kinda hard.. Anyways... I wanna see a scenario in Las Vegas. Now that'd be epic. Runnin through hotels and casinos. Dang I'm drueling just thinkin 'bout it hahaha.
I liked the whole hospital idea, but I think there shoulda been more zombies. Think about it, there's a zombie epidemic (is that the right word?) and everyone I MEAN EVERYONE! Floods to the hospital or police station to be saved! There's another idea, downtown. Like with the city library, movie theater, police station, fire department and all those stores! yeah fun fun

CaRm0n
11-28-2008, 02:57 PM
LOL Crazy dudes with shotguns? "Get off my prop'ty, son!" hehe. Or Quizlings! Like humans that think they're zombies.. even though you couldn't really tell... so nevermind.
that would be great that or some crazed looters when try collect pill and they come out of no where steal them off you shouting "mine!" lol

For me Extra Multiplayer modes would be good like..

survival mode where on new map like the mall on Dawn of the dead for example and you just get wave after wave of zombies coming at you and (basically like the final section on every level) live the longest but having all the stores like Gun shops etc with New Guns to support your survival and food stores for health etc (very similar to Dead rising) and say if fellow team mate dies you turn into a special to finish off your mates.

also maybe a Extreme difficulty mode need to be added where if you do get bitten your health slowly drops and gotta use medic pack or pills to stop the bleeding and when drops to the red your person will fall down and has to be revived
just random ideas i though about.

Bobo
11-28-2008, 10:47 PM
a lot of people are upset that the game shipped with only 4 campaigns, but i read in a magazine why they decided to do that and it makes sense... if you ever played Counterstrike you know that the game comes with several maps but almost everyone plays the de_dust map over and over again... so Valve figured, and this is almost word for word, " why make a game with 20 maps when people are only going to play on 2 or 3 or 4"

i will gladly pay for more campaigns, especially if they can be used in Versus mode, since there're only 2 maps we can play now, but i also hope they add achievements for the new campaigns, just so i can get some candy for my money

Mother Beef
11-29-2008, 04:16 AM
thats if there do any for 360 but you never know there may as PC gaming is dieing

Ha, its not dying sure gamespot etc believe it is "dying" but it's not think about it WoW alone is still the most played game in the world but a ridiculas amount. PC gaming just isnt as high as it was but doesnt mean its dying its not just become a little higher then consoles rather then much higher. Im not saying this cause im an PC boy cause im most defienty not, i can just see it how it is.

Anyway, yeh ofcourse DLC is gonna cost money and ofcourse you all are going to pay for it because M$ has it all out perfect they charge prices inbetween the amount of Micosoft Points so you have to buy the higher package, then you will have some points left over but not enough to really buy that much so you will buy some more points and then buy more DLC. Then the cycle continues, M$ are very smart.

I CR0W I
11-29-2008, 04:21 AM
a lot of people are upset that the game shipped with only 4 campaigns, but i read in a magazine why they decided to do that and it makes sense... if you ever played Counterstrike you know that the game comes with several maps but almost everyone plays the de_dust map over and over again... so Valve figured, and this is almost word for word, " why make a game with 20 maps when people are only going to play on 2 or 3 or 4"

i will gladly pay for more campaigns, especially if they can be used in Versus mode, since there're only 2 maps we can play now, but i also hope they add achievements for the new campaigns, just so i can get some candy for my money

Achievements would be nice. I'd like 1000 on this game but I'm avoiding the 150G from Versus achievements. Versus just goes against the reason I bought this game. If I could make up that amount from DLC I'd sleep easy.

she haunts me
11-29-2008, 04:22 AM
a lot of people are upset that the game shipped with only 4 campaigns, but i read in a magazine why they decided to do that and it makes sense... if you ever played Counterstrike you know that the game comes with several maps but almost everyone plays the de_dust map over and over again... so Valve figured, and this is almost word for word, " why make a game with 20 maps when people are only going to play on 2 or 3 or 4"

You read that in OXM. And they are idiots. When DLC content comes out no one will want to play these "2 or 3 or 4" maps that shipped with the game over and over again.