I've been looking at this game since I heard about it, ALWAYS planned to buy it, I mean it's Valve, it's ZOMBIES!, WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE!
So the demo is out, as some may know...
I figured I'd try it, even though I really wanted to wait until gold...
HOLY MOTHER EFFING OF EVERYTHING AWESOME. I did not KNOW you could make a game like this, it's so intense, yet scary, and the atmosphere is awesome, every character has some aspect to like, the weapons feel powerful and everything just feels so intense.
I completed the demo level and my adrenaline is pumping SO MUCH, I now want to buy it even more!
The teamwork - Really, most games can't FORCE TEAMWORK, as it never works, people find a way to solo - NOT IN THIS, Teamwork is CRUCIAL. You cannot, in any shape or form, complete any objective, solo. You also feel cool helping your allies, as stats whores love Achievements, and yep - this is part of it, helping others.
Seeing a tongue dash out and grab a teammate and start pulling them away, shooting the tongue, them falling and getting up, is so epic.
A teammate being crippled in the legs, on the ground, waiting for you to patch them up, can hold out their pistols and shoot off the incoming waves, it's SO EPIC.
Pistols have unlimited Ammo, Medkits can only be used once and heal about 50HP. First slot weapons have alot of ammo, but can run out easily. Grenades in this are so worthwhile, you CANNOT MISUSE THEM, some parts infact REQUIRE THEM. Motolv Cocktails can set areas on fire and form a barrier between you and zombies, buwhaha.
Also, when like 500 zombies, come charging at four people - Haha...oh man...lmao, I WAS LIKE "WE CAN'T FIGHT THAT!" ...and somehow we did. 500 Zombies. Proper team work and good accuracy allowed us to do it, it was SO FREAKING AMAZING. They also had ambiance like most games DREAM to have. I really felt totally immersed.
I've got to say - TRY the demo, or just buy it, if you're a fan of FPS's or Survival Horror, you SIMPLY CANNOT PASS THIS GAME UP. I loved Zombie Panic and Brain Bread, but this is BrainBread on Steroids x10.
Zombies climb, jump, run, there is no spot you can just "hide"
Friendly fire is enabled and I saw no way to disable it. - You can kill your allies, so you have to shoot carefully, It adds to the factor as you have to stop and aim to shoot a zombie off a friend, but them blamo, 10 zombies attack your side and now yer the one who might die.
The monsters and bosses are so epic, I can hardly believe it's as GOOD AS IT IS. I was expecting a game I'd just play and like for a few hours, you know, but NO, this game IS SO AMAZING. Also, the "Versus" mode, is basically like the mod Zombie Master, you spawn Zombies, you can even spawn certain types of music, or scary effects, you can create the whole story if you want, describing what weapons you want, barricades or no barricades, even a narrator mode. It's pretty damn sweet, it's way better than I expected. I usually HATE fast pace games like Quake, because I feel it's just a mindless gore fest. The blood, the action, the INTENSITY in this. It's like playing all the old(Pre-RE4)RE's online, cutscenes included.