Because I haven't been able to find a good group for Advanced/Expert playthroughs, I jumped in for some Normal difficulty play.
Completely different game. No need for half of the items you get. If you just stick together on Normal difficulty, the game's ridiculously easy. I breezed through Dead Center and Dark Carnival without our team ever having to restart and without any of us ever dying. None of us also had to use any voice communication. But on Advanced, I have yet to get past any of the finales. Totally different strategies, communication, and equipment management required.
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