Back 4 Blood

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  • Release date: 12 Oct 2021
  • Genre: Action,  Shooter,  Adventure
  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish - Latin America, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Features: Single-player, Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP, Co-op, Online Co-op, Full controller support

Back 4 Blood is a cooperative first-person shooter game developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was announced at The Game Awards 2020 and has been considered the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead series.

Gameplay

Back 4 Blood features a cooperative first-person shooter gameplay with four players, and the PvP modes with up to 8 players. The gameplay of Back 4 Blood is largely similar to Left 4 Dead, both are 4 player cooperative games and 8 players in a PvP mode with a focus on replayability. A new feature of Back 4 Blood is cards. At the start of each level, players need to build their deck with cards that adjust various elements of gameplay, such as modifying the player's health, damage, and stamina. Along with player cards, the AI Director will also use Corruption cards against the player to hinder their progress. The AI can spawn extra enemies, activate a fog effect, and increase the size of the horde.

Graphics

The graphics of Back 4 Blood are fairly similar to Left 4 Dead. The game features an updated version of the Turtle Rock engine, which was used in Left 4 Dead series, and it has been tweaked to allow better rendering of dynamic lighting, shadows, and the fog effect. The graphics of Back 4 Blood remain largely similar to Left 4 Dead. The game's graphics are not as realistic as other games such as Battlefield V, but they are still impressive. The game has a cartoonish appearance that is enhanced by the game's use of vibrant colors.

Replayability

The game is fairly replayable, as it is split into five Acts, with four Acts containing five chapters each. The game also features its own card game which makes the game more replayable. Back 4 Blood has a lot of replayability because of its many different gameplay modes, such as the Campaign, Horde, and Versus. Horde and Versus modes allow for up to 8 players and Campaign mode has 4.

Conclusion

Back 4 Blood is a first-person shooter game that was announced at the Game Awards in 2020. The game was created by Turtle Rock Studios, which was responsible for Left 4 Dead, and was released on October 12, 2021.

Pros:
  • The game has a lot of replayability;
  • The game has cartoonish graphics;
  • The gameplay is similar to Left 4 Dead;
Cons:
  • The game doesn't have a lot of replayability;
  • The graphics are not as realistic as other games;
  • The multiplayer aspect of the game is not very satisfying;

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