At first I dismissed the cries of fanboys saying it was too soon for a sequel, but with a ton of great games out...I didn't find urgency to play this a whole lot. Perhaps it was because COD MW 2 came out just the week before. Maybe it's because I played the original online a lot and it hadn't been that long since I took a break from it. But I have determined it's too soon.

While they did improve in every way they left one big hole in the middle....the story. Hwta little there is; isn't enough. The first Left 4 Dead was great and pulled off the half absent story well. Four suriviors randomly coming together and all they want to do is get away.

Valve missed an opportunity to evolve the formula and get into the characters or perhaps the story of the outbreak itself.