Back 4 Blood: First Look At The Left 4 Dead Successor

تم نشره في 2020/12/17
We played through one of Back 4 Blood's co-op campaigns and got a sense of how developer Turtle Rock is expanding on its tried-and-true Left 4 Dead formula.
Developer Turtle Rock Studios created a cooperative gaming phenomenon back in 2008 with Left 4 Dead. Twelve years later, it returns to that zombie apocalypse well with Back 4 Blood, another four-player co-op game about working together to fight a horde of mutated former humans. In a lot of ways, Back 4 Blood is a mutation itself--the core is very much Left 4 Dead, but with new additions injecting some fresh blood into the formula.
GameSpot editor Phil Hornshaw and video producer Jean-Luc Seipke got to play through one of Back 4 Blood's campaign levels, in which players fight through the horde as they travel from safe room to safe room, during an early look at the game's closed alpha. Check out the video above, in which we talk about our impressions of Back 4 Blood and the way it draws and expands on Left 4 Dead.
The discussion outlines the similarities between Back 4 Blood and Left 4 Dead--including level structure, enemies, and gameplay--as well as the differences Turtle Rock has baked in as well. These include a progression system that doesn't just benefit players who put in a lot of time, but powers up the whole team, adding more replayability to the entire structure.
We've got more Back 4 Blood coverage from our time checking out the closed alpha, so be sure to check it all out on GameSpot.com.

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  • 60 EURO for copy of LEFT 4 DEAD??!?!?!?!? now way peas of S*it....

  • I have to ask this but Where Are The L4D1 & 2 Characters at?

  • No Local co-op! I am so sick of this online shit, why can't we just be social beings!

  • I agree it does look like a DLC machine. Lots of micro transactions.. let’s hope a lot of the dlc drops are free card pack updates.. I would pay for new scenario DLC, but not for card packs or costumes..

  • Disregard B4B, continue playing DRG

  • I don't know if I'll play this, specifically because the instant I saw the "perks" something inside of me died. Every game now has to have perks and I've never enjoyed them or felt that they add anything to the game. It's like a promise of customisation without truly delivering that like you'd get in a proper RPG. I don't feel they have any place in an arcade-type game like left4dead (I know this is its own thing, but it's being heavily marketed as a successor to the left4dead franchise.)

  • Im a fan of left 4 dead so i really want to play that but i was thinking if it will be available in the Philippines

  • It lost that environmental storytelling and lore-building that Valve had. Looks fun, riding along the waves of grindy-esque gameplay, but I'll miss that storytelling experience.

  • FINALLY good enough for me as long as I’m killing zombies

  • It's the same game but you can aim down sights...

  • These aren’t the original devs. It’s a small collection of the team.

  • Please put more variety of characters to choose, other than those 4 only put 4 women and 4 men would be more interesting and not so monotonous.

  • Tbhhhhh. Even if these characters are more placed in the zombie outbreak. The L4D survivors will always still be more badass. Just- yes.

  • Great time is back

  • Honestly it Feels slower than Left for Dead normally Zombie run towards you :D

  • Why can't we get pretty girls like Zoey? Also L4D2 became stale? Um yeah. But moddability is what kept the L4D2 community going.

  • This game lacks a soul.

  • This looks like EA Battlefront of Left 4 Dead.

  • i dunno why people are ragging on this game already. my only complaint is the lack of dedicated servers and a map editor. That's what made the L4D series great.

  • The cards system should be taken out and the gun turrets its beginning to look like world war z but in first person view. Should of stick with how l4d done it.This is not for me will pass on this unfortunately i stick with the new killing floor 3 when it comes out.

  • Let's not pre-order. If it turns out to be a cash grab avoid it like the plague. Better to sulk than feed into this

  • Can you only play as survivors? Or can you play as infected too? Thats the deal breaker for me.

  • The game looks raw af atm. All I want actually it's just a better left 4 dead 1, not some weird-ass zombie game with perks and stuff like cmon, make things simple as it used to be.

  • I’m sorry but I rather a left4dead3

  • This 70to80dollars for standard to deluxe edition and around 100dollars for ultimate edition and with this perk well this look like microtransaction what's next? Sellin skin as well? I hope not F blue but cause i dan of L4d i buy this anyways

  • Seeing people talk about how this game "LOOKS" instead of "PLAYING" it is crazy.... I'm telling you guys, playing this game is so much more fun than just looking at people play it & judging it. I think they will only improve the game from here & with this game being just an alpha build & running great the way it was.... I think the game will be amazing when it launches!!!

  • I’m sorry but in my opinion this isn’t a left 4 dead this is like a new zombie game tbh left 4 dead looks more fun still and this is a new game too but I just don’t have a feeling that this is not a left 4 dead

  • There is no story at all in the alpha content. it's just PR from the studio. As for the characterization of the characters, there is none too for now. I don't know were they saw this, except from what the studio said maybe. Maybe there will be some for the release, but for now there is none. Also the Director is not working correctly, the horde is coming neverending 100%, and it's not rare to have 3 or 4 of the same special popping at the same time just in front of you. And that without any special event. Also the specials have a very bad AI (almost none), which means that there is absolutely no hint as to the fact that they are close, they are just rushing to you from a short distance (of from longer if it's an open level). They never try to hide, never try to surprise you. They are just rushing in a straight line. As for the big Ogre, his AI is as bad as all the other specials except that he has an insane amount or health. He goes back into the earth after some time, but it more or less looks like he just disappears. Its just better just to rush and not bother about him, because he can't go in buildings due to its size. Why giving him so much health when the most viable tactic is to rush, and then go in the next building, where he can't follow? For the moment, they have so much things to fix that I don't think that they will be ready in 6 months. First, starting to code a functioning AI, and code the Director. Both are almost non existent.

  • am i the only one who thinks this looks terrible?

  • No splitscreen ?

  • I’m sorry but... Can youtubers please quit calling this game “left 4 dead 3” like I loved the first two games as well but this isn’t left 4dead 3 You’re gonna doom this game by doing that. And yes I know it’s a successor (that’s the point really, it’s a successor not a sequel)

  • Really hope this game supports splits screen because split screen was a big thing for left 4 dead

  • "this feels more action focused than the original left 4 dead" what the fuck does that mean? what the FUCK does that even mean?

  • why are that dudes nails painted?

  • Looks iffy. I did enjoy world War z a little and this looks like a baby of left 4 dead and world War z. Eh idk.

  • Will we get infected if we are scratched or bitten by zombies? Is there a vaccine that the player assumes to have taken? TBH i'm growing tired of nerf'ed zombies games that ignore the infection aspect of zombies. Graphics look nice, but the tension is missing if it's okay to be bitten or scratched.

  • Sorry L4d is best game

  • This is not the successor to L4D cause it contains F words!

  • This game is VERY different from Left 4 Dead don't be fooled by how the name is similar or the game devs. the game is so different from gameplay and approach so if you want a pure new l4d experience you probably won't find it with this game.

  • Does it supports mods tho

  • as good as this looks I GUARENTEE IT WONT HOOK PPL LIKE THE OG L4D DID

  • L4D felt way more gritty and realistic. This game just doesn't feel the same. I hope I'm wrong cause we truly need a sequel to L4D2.

  • I want L4D remastered!

    • @bioshock 69 ya I agree! Hopefully they do that since it was early testing. 🤞

    • @Alicia Kristina yes that would be more acceptable a mode style normal campaign mode l4d style then a card type campaign and a maybe if your into it a vs mode. Its better than having the card system shoved down out throat as a online only game play option maybe this will happen being its just in a beta stage

    • @bioshock 69 I wouldn't mind the card stuff if that was an option mode. But I agree with you with having the play style like L4D. And having the option to play with cards if we want to play that mode.

    • This is what i thought this new game was going to be in a way but soon as i heard about the crap card system and other crap they put in the game i come to realise this is just another one of these good idea game but ruined by the added crap ideas that comes with it and isn't really needed it just makes it more frustration and less fun. Whats we needed in this game is more of a run and gun pick ups along the why with health packs and look out for your team mates style and that's should be it none of these crap cards system it just takes out all the fun of what made l4d so great

  • This doesn't even look like l4d. Is this even source engine?

  • I'd recommend having the crosshair zoom in and focus instead of actually having iron sights. It would actually feel a bit more like Left 4 Dead then.

  • Fuck that. It was great long ago. Card system is stupid.

  • Anyone else thinks it just looks like a first person World War Z?

  • This Gives me EarthFall Vibes me no like this isnt anything like left 4 dead just cant make a new game and label it a Left 4 Dead

  • It seems left 4 dead esque. With the cards, and the visuals i thought it was cod zombies. Then they said each character has different traits, and i thought of dead island. Who knows this game might be good. Would a remastered version have been good? Possibly. I wouldn't mind. Only Time will tell If it brings back the feels and the memories. Hopefully it does. I want my teammates to jump of a cliff as soon as the game starts and leave me alone with scary zombies again. Hahaha

  • The amount of rubes that think Valve made l4d and are shitting on this game is baffling.🤦

    • @Setsuba accuses one of fragility by writing a manifesto in response..... Exhibit A.

    • The amount of drugs you have to be to dismiss all the criticism as people mindlessly shitting on this game is baffling. I apologize for your fragility and inability to comprehend criticism. It was wrong of people to put such unrealistic standards on you by having an opinion that does not line up with yours. CLEARLY we should right these wrongs by just sharing your opinion and blindly believing in this game despite the issues already present.

  • Hmmmm not sure about this card system....

  • I'll stick to Killing Floor 2 😂

  • The special zombies are awfully bland.

  • Looks more like a pretty good knock-off of L4D. Doesn't look better.

  • "Yeah! It's been a long time since i played L4D, this feels like i just fell right back into it." MOST INACCURATE STATEMENT EVER. This is NOT L4D

  • not a fan of the perk system . not l4d-ish AT ALL

    • i'm still going give it a shot though.. huge l4d fan

  • I played the beta and the fact that this game is going to be $60 with a season pass is a complete joke. This is a $30 game at most.

  • Don't get too attached yet, games that are too overhyped usually comes out... bad because of the stress and expection people gave to the devs

  • Game is Left 4 Dead, but now Back 4 Blood.

  • Just one thing I wanna add: If this game ends up as another masterpiece, hope to god the devs make some modding tools. I mean..we all can agree L4D2 survived such a long time doe to it's modding scene too

  • This looks like blatant ripoff of a one cherished franchise marketed (JUST LIKE EVERY FUCKING GAME NOWADAYS) to kids. "Hey buy this perk card so you can be useful"......Maybe I'm still salty about Cyberpunk being a Shit Blizzard, but this looks like Fortnite L4D.

  • Idk but i think the l4d series is more frightening than this game but i admit that this game is pretty cool

  • I'm not liking the card crap.

  • 60 bucks for a left 4 dead knock off lmao yeah no ill get the real deal for 10 bucks on steam

  • Left4l 4 dead 3 in all but name

  • Brings me right back to Left 4 Dead days for sure. Sounds like a step up, and more horror-y.

  • *FAKE SLEEPOVER* sounds like a video title of a series from an 18+ website.

  • Love the new look and updated for 2021 sensibility

  • Humorless, bad voice acting, slow zombies and game pacing, and a full price tag. I wanted this to be good so much.... I know it's pre-alpha, but i doubt they will change these things...

  • world war z is a pretty good replacement in the meantime. super fun

  • hard to tell, if it is enough for game to be amazing, we dont need another l4d as it is, we need some improvements, but i wish luck and hope for it

  • bro not to be a bummer but lfd1-2 is more gory and bloody and dark than this shit it looks like furries made the game more colorful and femenist made this like No FeMalE must be hurt bullshit

  • I smell microtransactions

  • Look like shit

  • Just realized l4d and l4d2 got 4k updates on xbox. Sweet. Can't wait for this game.

  • 🤯 so many thoughts and questions after watching this?

  • Ugh

  • This just screams of monetize cards system and maps dlc. Il wait they burn me really badly on EVOLVE never again

    • TRS don't have any choice when it comes to microtransactions. That's on the publisher.

  • Where's the witch????

  • I just started playing world War z which is basically the same game if anyone else has a zombie fix but still rocking the ps4 gen for a while

    • @PunkRockZombie205 ah bummer!

    • @Austin Gilliam yeah, you can only interact with obstacles to jump or climb up things. I wish there was a roll dodge button as well

    • When it came out, you couldn't JUMP. No jump button lol. Still that way?

  • What i think is that it looks good. Just needs a zombie redesign and hitmarkers out. Plus more guns.

  • you should do more video in this format, also love you jean luc

  • I played the alpha and did NOT enjoy it. Hopefully they will take the feedback and make some MAJOR changes

  • The cards thingy reminds me of Dead By Daylight card sacrifices or something

  • I played its soo good (if COD & L4D had a baby ) it would = B4B (back for blood)

  • wow

  • considering how they monetized Evolve, perk cards etc, and I know its still early but the special touch/polish Valve games have that this looks like it lacks leaves me skeptical af. ill just wait for the actual L4D3 running on Source 2.

    • L4D1 was made entirely by Turtlerockstudios but L4D2 was mainly made by Valve and more of their developers with Turtlerock co-developing, but around that time was when Turtlerock described their work as a 'Nightmare' as they were constantly tripping over eachother during development. They helped create additional content for L4D2 then re-formed their studio in 2010. So Valve is damn well prepared and ready to make a new game. Besides, L4D3 was actually in the works by Valve themselves but they stopped production due to not being certain which engine to use as Source 2 wasn't finished. Source 2 is now done. If they really wanted to they could make L4D3. I fell once before for this 'It's the makers of L4D! Game HAS to be good!' This game is EXACTLY playing out like Evolve right now. You even have to pay for some of the campaigns, like wtf. If it were free-to-play (Which the game kinda feels like, but it's the alpha so who cares) I'd get why sooo fucking many microtransactions exist already, but man, the game costs over 60 bucks. A hundred if you buy the DeLuXe eDitIon. If you buy the base game for around 60 you STILL need to pay for the shit such as the weird wannabe battlepass system. Who wants to pay money for a shorter, narrow and dare I say worse version of a L4D campaign?! Or cosmetics, or Zombie-Skin-Packs? Cosmetics, are okay I guess, but given that they're bringing out skins and maps for you to buy what makes you think they'll let people make free maps and skins over the workshop? And ya wonder why they haven't announced it yet.

    • @hOTCHKISS i know but i doubt valve would make a l4d3 without the people that used to make it and even if they did im sure it wont feel the same anyways, and also knowing valve and their thing with the number 3..soo yeah

    • @RODNEY FORD they've totally never brought back cancelled projects before or, you know, lied

    • ​@GorgeousDynamite uninspired...unpolished, yikessss

    • @Krosho Krosho yeah but valve still owns the ip lol...

  • i think we all can agree the zombies need a redesign

  • Looks like shit

  • Guns look a bit stiff but nothing that can't be fixed

  • you look like matumbaman

  • The perk system sounds so cumbersome. Like, people wanna just shoot up zombies and not have to worry about needing certain buffs like you would in Payday. Also, there's gonna be that one set up everyone is gonna consider to be the best and they will all use the same build. The money system I am also not liking. Buying more supplies from random boxes and whatnot. Not even a charming merchant. Just a damn box.

    • Having played it; the perk system is a joke & ruined the game for me. Takes away all the fun.

    • I kno, I loved the simplicity of the originals but of course they gotta fck it up one way or another, that's apparently the ultimate goal

  • Back4blood isn’t the same as left 4 dead, left 4 dead was creepy and b4b is more action than creepy

  • I’m not playing this

    • Old one is better 100 percent I can already tell

  • Oh yes!

  • Why are the pistols and hands so close to the screen but every other gun has some breathing room, I don't understand this "trend"?

  • Can't wait for this!

  • This game looks like shit

  • From first looks I’d rather keep playing left 4 dead 2. I’m a bit bummed out on the whole design of the game from characters, weapons, to the setting. I haven’t played the game yet and I am gonna try it out but so far I’m not excited. Hopefully it’s good. So from first glimpse, compared to l4d2, it doesn’t do justice and shouldn’t be called “basically” l4d3, but as a game alone not compared to l4d2 it looks aight. But man I’m really bummed.

  • I do NOT like the card system. Screams microtransactions and I will not buy this game if there are microtransactions.