Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing DLC

Based on my review of Left 4 Dead 2, you would be right to assume that I was pretty geeked for the recently released DLC pack dubbed “The Passing.”  Now that the wait is over was my excitement justified?  Yes.

This DLC pack brings us the long-awaited passing(get it?) of the survivors from Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.  Without giving anything away and to get it out-of-the-way, I’ll just say this is a bit of a let down.  The meeting occurs within the new campaign.  The actual campaign is a bit short, only 3 sections.  The sections are lengthy, but not long enough to make up for the lack of parts.  It’s nice that it can be played so quick, but I would have liked this new campaign to be a bit meatier.

Now that the negative is out-of-the-way, let’s talk about everything else the pack brings because it’s all awesome.  The new campaign is broken up into new maps for versus and survival.  Most people still playing L4D2 would agree new maps for versus mode is always a welcome addition.  These new maps function well within survival mode as well.  They are fairly wide open and provide a lot of interesting match-ups, especially the third one.

Alright, now to the meatiest part of the DLC, mutations.  Mutations are one-off custom game types created by Valve each week.  Every Thursday a different game type will be available to replace the current one.  The first week we were treated to realism versus which is basically just a match of versus with realism mode enabled.  This gave the infected a huge advantage, specifically the Jockey.  This forces the survivors to play the game in a different way than they would in normal versus where the two sides are balanced.

So basically mutations give an endless amount of modes and re-playability available to the players.  If you’re tired of versus, survival, or campaign, check back every Thursday to see what’s new.  At least you can never complain about a lack of new content in Left 4 Dead 2 from now on. However, you have to download the passing for mutations to be available on your game but once you do they’ll be available forever.

Mutations are a game changer folks.  That mode itself makes this pack worth it.  Download The Passing now, it’s only 560 points.  That’s a good damn deal sucka.

Written by Cool-C

Also check out Neutrally Chaotic’s review of Left 4 Dead 2

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This episode Not Judas makes his podcast debut and talks with Cool-C and Neutrally Chaotic talk about what he’s playing and his favorite games. We also talk about games that deserve a sequel as well as series that need to die. There is talk about Mass Effect 2, Gitaroo Man, Dragon Age: Origins, Earthbound, Morrowind, Oblivion, Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy X and DJ Hero with a few others mixed in.

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Welcome back to the future, fellow gamers! The second episode of our podcast is here so celebrate. This week, Cool-C and Neutrally Chaotic talk video games, specifically Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3, Lost Odyssey, Modern Warfare 2 (again), and DJ Hero as well as other random things in the universe. Also, Cool-C and Neutrally Chaotic talk about which games are MUST likes (or else they can’t be your friends).

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Modern Warfare 2: How Many Times Can Duty Call?

I’ve played all the Call of Duty titles since the original on the PC.  I don’t count the spin off titles, and neither does Infinity Ward obviously, since they weren’t numbered titles, or else Modern Warfare 2 would be Call of Duty 534. If you’ve been living under a rock, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is huge. Bigger than the Beatles, bigger than Jesus (or at least Passion of the Christ), bigger than sliced bread, nothing can stop this juggernaut.

Nothing, it seems, except for Infinity Ward’s own smugness, which oozes out of every bullet hole in the single player game.

Sure, this game is fun. There are moments that are memorable, and there are moments that will keep you in that sweet spot of frustration. You’ll die, scream at the TV (especially if you’re playing on veteran or hardened mode), and repeat. Infinity Ward has provided plenty of quotes for you to memorize as you wait for the game to reload from the last checkpoint. If you want to just see what happens with the story, I recommend not playing at the harder difficulties unless the game suggests for you to do so.

And of course a lot of people will want to play Call of Duty for the story. After all, Infinity Ward has proven time and time again that they can tell a great story. That’s what separated the first and second Call of Duty titles from all the other World War II games back in the day. But let me tell you now, folks, this story is over the top ridiculous. It essentially takes the almost-plausible storylines from the last six Call of Duty titles, douses them in gasoline, lights them on fire, and pisses on their ashes. It then proceeds to do profane things to the pee-soaked ashes, which I do not care to discuss—that’s how ridiculous Modern Warfare 2’s storyline is.

Infinity Ward must have been on a James Bond binge when they wrote the script to Modern Warfare 2. In fact, some of the James Bond movies have more plausible scripts. Remember Moonraker? That movie was more realistic. I know that’s hard to believe, but here’s some of the story’s dumber elements (SPOILER ALERT after the break):

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