Anyone else agree with me?
L4D2 characters fail in comparison to L4D1
I just really the characters in LFD 1 and 2 because they do african american characters that aren't cliched. Valve really does minority characters justice. I hate you Cole train I really do. Its also cool they have strong female characters instead of the over the top sexualized women or the dinky "please save me" Twilight type of woman. Its just really great to see characters I can get behind. I would hate to see any of them go. I love them all for different reasons.
Give me a crossover. Bill and Louis, Coach and Ellis. If you need a girl, ditch Bill and take Zoey.
Also: I'm fine with the way they did characters in both games, and if they make a Left 4 Dead 3 (hopefully the typical Valve 5-10 years later turnaround this time to give me a break from it), I hope they include 4 or more new characters.
"They aren't memorable like L4D characters. I've played a bunch and still have to think for a sec about what their names are. I can't think of one memorable thing about them either, well except for Ellis' awesome stories. "
Nick's awesome jacket?
Rochelle is so plain, I think that has in turn made her memorable...but being so unmemorable..
Nick's awesome jacket? Rochelle is so plain, I think that has in turn made her memorable...but being so unmemorable.. "Rochelle has a Depeche Mode t-shirt, which is pretty much the only notable or awesome thing about her. I agree... she's boring.
I like Coach, Ellis, and even Nick's little sarcastic jabs are kind of cute sometimes. For whatever reason, though, they don't stand out nearly as well to me as the survivors from the first game.
So, yeah. Agreed.
"Wrong. More personality/humour = Better characters. Therefore L4D2 wins. The only reason anyone likes the original cast is because they spawned all those unfunny internet memes. "Pills here" was never funny. "
no because the new characters are actually stupid as shit, i dont even know what it is but i fucking hate the new characters they are terrible
The only character I like in L4D2 that I like as much as any of the original was Nick. Actually, Coach was pretty good too. And Ellis was funny.
So really, Rochelle is the most annoying. Her screaming is so fucking loud and constant compared to everyone else. God. SHUT. UP.
The characters in Left 4 Dead 2 are better developed. I disagree.
The truth is that most people just can't seem to get over their inner prejudice even though Coach and Rochelle are perfectly decent characters.
The characters from both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 have ZERO backstory other than getting stuck in a bad situation and surviving it.
If you want to go through the conversations they have... Left 4 Dead's characters don't say crap about who they really are during gameplay compared to the characters in the sequel who do full on introductions and talk about their interests and hobbies.
Valve tried to give the characters in the first game a backstory, but too many people whined and complained and they yanked all the backstory from the characters in the first game. Which pretty much ruins the whole argument that the characters in the second game are bland... because the characters in the first game had no backstory at all in the first place making them all quite generic.
The cast of the sequel is just as good, if not better, than the cast of the first and have much more depth in their personality than the characters in the first.
Don't worry though... we all know why some people are making excuses... if you don't like it then you shouldn't have bought the game.
The characters in the sequel are better and even come with way more features than the cast in the first game. That's the bottom line.
I agree I prefer the characters from the first L4D , hopefully with the Passing we will be able to play as them in the second game's levels. I must say that I did like Ellis though, mainly because I thought it was hillarious to hear him actually quote the Misfits' song lyrics one time when I played as him in scavenge mode and of course because of the stories he told about his best friend Keith.
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