Saturday, April 24, 2010

Left 4 Dead Performance Report

Today, I finally played an online game of the first Left 4 Dead for the Personal Computer that purchased yesterday. It was only me and my 1 friend playing it and it was a lot of fun. With the right people to play with, the game is total blast - with hilarious yelling and screaming and cursing oh my galaxy - and I don't remember having so much fun with it when I played the game's demo a long time ago. The game runs smoothly at a constant 60 frames per second and it is hardly demanding on my gaming rig. I was able to maximize all the graphical options, including anti-aliasing, and play the game at native 1980 x 1080: I don't remember the 360 version looking this sharp and beautiful. Most of the textures looked incredibly detailed but since the stages are pretty huge, I did see the occasional low-resolution nastiness here and there. The blood and animation look awesome and there is no slowdown even when there are hordes upon hordes of zombies running all over the screen. The computer controlled characters are actually pretty impressive when it comes to the shooting but the path finding needed a little work: sometimes, my friend and I would jump out of a window and the A.I. characters would look for a staircase to get to where we landed instead. I can't wait to play this game again! I hope that Left 4 Dead 2 will perform similarly - it should because there's hardly any graphical jump between the two titles but we shall see!

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