Stolen Pixels #86: Left 4 Dumb: Part 8

Stolen Pixels #86: Left 4 Dumb: Part 8

You ever get the feeling Left 4 Dead's Francis is overcompensating for something?

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Hahaha, perfect nostalgia trip. Brilliant. Nice work there!

I am rather enjoying this series! Its only getting funnier as it goes along. Not to imply the earlier ones were rubbish but needless to say I think it's may favourite Stolen Pixel run yet!

I love Halo's attempt at you relaoding. You just do exactly what Francis did.

Maybe he should've tried shooting outside of the screen!

"bang bang pow"

^^ love it

As a military veteran who has reloaded an M16 many, MANY times, I always fall over in a fit of girly giggles when I see a macho, movie he-man reload his gun off-screen as if he were redialing his cell phone.

And I didn't know it was so easy to reload your push-broom.

Leslee

The last two panels' speech bubbles are in awkward places so that it looks like they're being spoken by the same person. I had to read it a couple times to figure out what was giong on.

I've always judged zombie games by the quality of their shotguns. If the range is too weak, or the ammo too limited (overall ammo reserves, I can appreciate a good two shot sawed-off like CoD5's, but it better have a nice kick), I tend to get angry and stop playing earlier.

L4D has a nice one with a decent range, but that reload can definitely be a killer if you're not always topping it off.

In something roughly as difficult as reloading two shotguns at once you can reload the shotgun just as quickly while hitting zombies with it.

heh good

I find it funny that if you empty out your auto shotgun, but then start meleeing as you reload, you'll continue reloading even as you melee. I'm pretty sure it's not a glitch, but it does come in handy when you're defending a closet and the like.

"Chic-chic, Hey it works!"
"Please don't encourage him"

AWESOME! These freakin rock, keep up the good work.

Those Zombies stood no chance against Bills Push broom, and not even tanks can take him now he has dicovered this reloading method.

I think the 'reload while you melee' thing works for all the weapons... very handy anyway. If you get low on ammo, just make sure you hit R before you start hitting stuff with melee, otherwise you'll still have no bullets in the gun when you hit the melee limiting thing.

I used to love the Autoshotty for raw power (and the fact that I almost always ran out of ammo with the Assault Rifle) then I discovered the magic of burst fire - quick click on each enemy, taken from a crouching position and they all go down with about 3 bullets fired per head. The thing's really quite scarily accurate when you're holding still and crouched, at least for the first few shots, and using quick bursts of fire will have the accuracy returning to full in between shots.

It's not such a good one to just empty into the torso of a tank, although if you've got some distance then the spread on the shotgun probably makes the rifle the better choice even for that situation... so long as you can keep your distance.

Heh... I remember one time the tank came charging over, soaking up fire all the way, everyone around me bolted and I just held position firing like a nutter into the oncoming wall of meat (I knew I wouldn't be quick enough to outrun him anyway)... he got close, I'll give him that, but he was dead before he managed to punch me.

Aaargh, another fan-fic reference. I enjoy these things more when I don't realize that its just fan-fic.

Love the last line, "Please don't encourage him" as it works as a comment to both Bill and Francis.

Frickin' brilliant series

ah a nice burst of nostalgia there. good job.

Epic, epic wins right here. Fear the Reaper.

lesterley:
As a military veteran who has reloaded an M16 many, MANY times, I always fall over in a fit of girly giggles when I see a macho, movie he-man reload his gun off-screen as if he were redialing his cell phone.

And I didn't know it was so easy to reload your push-broom.

Leslee

It does remind me of Metal Gear Solid, where you'd reload every weapon, even the rocket launcher, by tapping R2 twice.
Fear the pushbroom.

I'm really enjoying Bill.

Rule #1 of the shotgun: If you are not firing, you should be reloading.
Rule #2 of the shotgun: Never, ever empty the semiauto shotgun. That delay with pulling back the bolt is killer.

Rule #1 of the pushbroom: Please don't encourage Bill.

This is starting to remind me pretty heavily of Gordon Frohman.

HobbesMkii:
This is starting to remind me pretty heavily of Gordon Frohman.

I don't recall Frohman wielding double-shotguns? ;)

Danny Ocean:
Maybe he should've tried shooting outside of the screen!

classic
or maybe even access your inventory and manually reload. Shotgun is good but the hunting rifle goes plaid

For some reason, in SMOD: Tactical they have dual auto-shotguns.

And sadly, you do reload them by moving them out of frame, hearing a CHUNK-CHUNK, and then moving them back into frame.

Wtf.

Kross:
I've always judged zombie games by the quality of their shotguns. If the range is too weak, or the ammo too limited (overall ammo reserves, I can appreciate a good two shot sawed-off like CoD5's, but it better have a nice kick), I tend to get angry and stop playing earlier.

L4D has a nice one with a decent range, but that reload can definitely be a killer if you're not always topping it off.

I'd say that's part of being good with the Shotgun. With the M4 and the Rifle, you want to wait until they're a little lower to reload them (unless there's a lull in the action), but a good Shotgun user needs to treat his Shotgun in the same manner that a good Soldier in TF2 uses his Rocket Launcher.

Undead Dragon King:
I love Halo's attempt at you relaoding. You just do exactly what Francis did.

"Halo's attempt at reloading."
Seriously?

Ah yes reloading the Timesplitters 2 way.

It's hilarious yet true. In Serious Sam, you just sort of shake the gun until it reloads. They try to explain this with something, but I forgot exactly what it was. In practice, it just ended up being shaking a revolver until it reloaded itself.

I love reloading that way!

 

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