Originally Posted by XNine
The team who works on Left 4 Dead has NOTHING to do with Half Life, and vice versa. The team who develops LEft 4 Dead was acquired, while the Half Life team has been in-house.
So please, stop complaining about something that doesn't even matter.
L4D was a good game in the early stage, later ruined with 4 weapons and no support. L4D2 was hyped to be better with better support and was the same. If they release a third before HL3 I will go mad. There was nothing that L4D2 built upon from L4D1 with the exception of more weapons (which felt exactly the same) and new maps, and different characters. Essentially it was the same game since the gameplay was the same, not always a bad thing but it got boring pretty quick.
I don't care if there is a seperate team for L4D or not, but they should stop releasing it every year and try to get out HL3 quicker, it's been long enough. L4D > 2 to me is just a rebrand and followed a similar fashion as the CoD games. Disappointing. And the 1 game which I thought was supreme (TF2), they now ruined with stupid items and hats and extra goodies you get for "buying other games" and in game items you can buy. The updates have also ruined the classes and it's not even fun to play anymore.
That's all my opinion, at least.