Past Cave Clutter posts have been about MMOs or single player games, but this time it’s something different: co-op games. You see, I met a British fellow (aka Lord Crumb) online who has since become my partner-in-gaming of a sort. Neither of us have really had someone to play those kind of games with so it’s been a delightfully new experience.
We started off with Left 4 Dead 2 since both of us had it on Steam and the whole gameplay revolves around co-op. I had played L4D 1 and 2 previously on Xbox 360, but that was over 5 years ago and I was never very good at console controls (“spray and pray” is my philosophy when it comes to console FPSs). It turns out that L4D 2 on PC also includes the first game’s campaigns and characters so we were able to play through all of them without him having to buy L4D 1. I’m not sure if that’s part of a DLC or just came standard with the game. Luckily I have much better accuracy playing on PC rather than console, although Lord Crumb is still a better shot than me. We were usually able to complete each campaign with just one or two playthroughs, except for Cold Stream which we were just having the worst time with. Our only attempt where someone survived ended with only me dashing through hordes of zombies to get to the helicopter at the top of a tower. Your sacrifice was a noble one, Lord Crumb. Read more →