Posted by Swinghi (142 posts) -

Maybe I am just weird but when I bought L4D 1 and 2 on the Steam sale I had to play through the first one when everybody else told me not to bother.  I am just one of those that has to see the evolution of a game before I can appreciate where it came from.  Hmm, maybe it is just me.

#1 Posted by Swinghi (142 posts) -

Maybe I am just weird but when I bought L4D 1 and 2 on the Steam sale I had to play through the first one when everybody else told me not to bother.  I am just one of those that has to see the evolution of a game before I can appreciate where it came from.  Hmm, maybe it is just me.

#2 Posted by ajamafalous (12147 posts) -

I vastly prefer the first game to the second.

#3 Posted by monster9999 (393 posts) -

Nah as good as the characters are in the first, the second just has better diversity and more infected which is always fun

#4 Edited by iKANNIBAL (595 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 1 - Superior Maps.
Left 4 Daylight 2 - Superior everything else, except Maps. Also Coach is a G.

#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@iKANNIBAL said:
" Left 4 Dead 1 - Superior Maps.Left 4 Daylight 2 - Superior everything else, except Maps. Also Coach is a G. "
Yep.  But now that I've dabbled in using mods, I have maps from L4D1 in L4D2, making it the obvious choice.
#6 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@iKANNIBAL said:
" Left 4 Dead 1 - Superior Maps.Left 4 Daylight 2 - Superior everything else, except Maps. Also Coach is a G. "
Pretty much this. L4D2s levels have some interesting gimmicks (I love Heavy Rain) but the actual design is better in the original. But hey, at least L4D2 now has No Mercy. So you can partially get the best of both worlds.
#7 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6310 posts) -

Even though they're essentially the same game I enjoyed the first much more than the second.

#8 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

L4D1 was great. L4D2 is also great, though I'll admit I don't have as much of an affinity for the characters. They're still both worth playing because from a gameplay perspective they play really differently.

#9 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

L4D1 if you like survival horror.   
L4D2 if you like fucking zombies up.

#10 Posted by BibleDoctor (698 posts) -

I prefer the L4D survivors. That in addition to the fact that I have nostalgic memories attached to the first game makes L4D one the superior game in my books.

#11 Posted by spiceninja (3070 posts) -

The survivors in L4D are better characters but L4D2 plays so much better.