Need for some thrill but don't like to check the Resident Evil 4 porting? ( of course i meant RE5...but let me comment on such "conversion" in another post )..all you need to do is to grab a copy of the latest zombi-based game, switch off your room's lights, ask to your wife ( or your husband ) to take care of the kids just for half an hour and slip the game dvd into your Xbox 360....just the time the game loads and you'll be asked to impersonate one of 4 characters and shoot to (second)death any of those freakin' rotten meatbags running and screaming toward you.
Game's name is "Left 4 Dead".
Wanna know more? Let's take a look at the pictures here:
EHY....WAIT A MINUTE!!! THESE are are NOT SNAPHOTS FROM "LEFT 4 DEAD" VIDEOGAME!!!!
THESE ARE DAMNED OLD SNAPHOT FROM A (DEAD) HIP GAMES TITLE...NAME'S "CITY OF THE DEAD"...A "INTENSE FPS WHERE YOU PLAY ONE OF FOUR CHARACTERS THROUGH SEVERAL MISSION LEVELS" THAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED(AS OFFICIALLY WE'VE BEEN TOLD FROM THE COMPANY AT THAT TIME ) ..sounds familiar?
Take a look at some actual Left 4 Dead pictures here:
What happened here? The explaination is pretty simple and the procedure that brough Left 4 Dead in shops is commonly used at any industrt r&d dept....it's called "recycling".
Here's what is needed to recycle a videogame like "City of the dead" and get a fresh videogame ready for the masses:
- a diying game studio ( Hip Interactive )with a 80%-ready game to be sold as scrap
to the best-offering
- a horror movies testimonial ( Tom Savini )
- a sales contact at Valve ( where a little army of project managers and coders
are ready to re-shape the code of City into Left )
As paying consumers you should avoid to buy "Left 4 Dead" for that only reason...but if it wasn't enough, keep in mind that Left 4 Dead has been brought to shops as multiplayer testing code and that any single run of such game in single-player mode will let you feel as it something is missing ( do you remember Pandemic's Star Wars Battlefront "fake multiplayer feeling"? Same thing here ).
Good as gift for the R&D dept. of your company...with a post-it stuck on it saying "Be serious!don't do this to our products please!"