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Old 11-05-2009, 09:41 PM
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I think it's very clear now why Valve took the decision to develop Left 4 Dead 2 so soon after the original game's release. The company has in its hands the hottest franchise it's ever had, and as if to prove it, the studio has revealed to CVG that pre-orders for the game have eclipsed those of the first game by four. Co-op zombie shooting has never been so popular.

"As we get closer to launch we see the reaction to the demo, pre-orders are four times what Left 4 Dead 1 was, people's excitement, the boycott itself and how it's changed ... I think people are just excited now," exclaims writer Chet Faliszek.

Left 4 Dead 2 hits stores November 17, and while it probably won't unseat Modern Warfare 2 as the year's biggest shooter, it's looking to do remarkably well and rake in more money than any Valve game before it. I know some people dread mainstream success for such a game-oriented company, but come on. I think Valve's earned a little bit of franchising.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:41 AM
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That sure is a lot more, but I don't think there will be much people who are going to buy it after release then.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:41 PM
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That's to be expected. L4D2 got a lot more publicity than the original. (ie. the boycott, all previous L4D gamers, etc) And they did a lot to get a lot of people to just buy the damn game. (ie. $5 discount, EXCLUSIVE bat, EXCLUSIVE hat for TF2, [early] demo release)
They made this game out to be better than the first. And everyone's always looking out for the next best thing.
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I didn't know that they sold 4 times more pre-purchase, that's damn a lot. But in my opinion nobody will play L4D anymore because they all have their hands now on L4D2 and it seems kind of a waste to have bought L4D in the first place, Valve should have made it a sequel that you actually need L4D first but no.....
Instead there's gonna be some split in the community and we kinda wasted our money on L4D.
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that's the argument.. too bad it doesn't matter now
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LOL another delay on l4d2 :*(
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Yeah and I also don't really like the characters lol, they should have imported Zoey out of L4D and Francis or Bill or just make better characters that are more sexy (by sexy I only mean Zoey and not the other 2 guys I mentioned above)
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I think it's out now though, after a few hours delay.
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Left 4 Dead 2 is a good game, I just think I am tired of the franchise.
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