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I am not sure how many people actually let the Intro to this game run through once they've actually familiarized themselves with it, but it is by far the best introduction of any game I can recall. Check it out.
As to the game - I love the very primal fear and instinct this game flows through you. The idea premise behind L4D is simple and one that is timeless - "we are the few left...let's fight them or we die trying.." It features "one of each of us" as both the survivor and special infected characters- both literally and not so literally. I enjoy the characteristics the 'special infected' represent quite frankly because - hey - who doesn't know a Tank (steroid pumping bully) and who isn't familiar with the Witch (the PMSing hide-a-way who'll scratch your eyes out if you bother her just a little too much..) and let us not forget the Smoker (who from afar sees you, pulls you in - just to strangle you dead) or the Hunter (thief / stalker / scarier of small children and adult men)...and what about the Boomer you ask- well he makes sounds that speak for themselves.
Unfortunately, I don't think XBox 'pumps out' as much online support/servers as it does to games like Reach, and as time passes, I feel the online support will continue to suffer, ergo gamers getting frequently disconnected from games etc., which means the online play will continue to be frustrating.
In conclusion, the game itself is well worth your time and it being Game of the Year (a few years back - anyone , help here?) makes this 5 star rating "Sho' As Shit"
Game Traits applied to Left 4 Dead (X360) by DarkAxiom