Portal 2

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  1. PixlCrushr
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    I bought the Valve pack off steam that included Portal 2, now waiting for it to download >>

    Anyone who has played the game, single or multi player, care to offer any praise/criticism?

    Thanks,
    Pixl
     


  2. DeadLocked

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    Good game, feels more fun because you have other characters this time.
    Co op was fun but if you get partnered with a simpleton (like me) you got to explain everything to do.

    Shame it didn't run well when portal 1 runs perfect :/
     
  3. PixlCrushr
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    Was that due to a buggy game or spec of PC?
     
  4. Joe88

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    its not as buggy as portal 1 tbh
    with the second update installed
     
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    It was the best game I've ever played.
    Both single and co op.
    Though that's a personal opinion.
    Still, I don't know of anybody who has thought poorly of it.
    If you have a pretty good PC it should run fine, too, I haven't experienced problems.
     
  6. R2DJ

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    Hello. Hello. Hell-awww crap...

    I played it on the 360 and yeah, one of the best games I've ever played in a LONG time. Really refreshing. I've yet to try co-op as I'm waiting for my friend to finish single. He hasn't played Portal so I'll wait for him until he at least finishes adequate testing. Gonna play single 2 times: one for achievement hunting and the dev commentary.

    Oh, can you get achievements while in Dev Commentary mode?
     
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    er... i mean... uh... *ahem*
    I loves'd it.
    Stupidly easy though.

    Wish I could play online >.> *shakes fist at sony*
     
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    It's just a giant gay bathhouse simulator. Fucking robot homosexuals who have phallic glory hole shooting guns. It's A HOMOSEXUAL RECRUITMENT TOOL (LAWLZ that reference)


    seriously though, it was amazing. I loved every second of it. Kept me laughing, crying, puzzled, and amazed all the way from beginning to end.

    Got 20 hours play time and still have 5 chapters of coop left. Running through the story again too.
     
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  10. twiztidsinz

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    I was thoroughly unimpressed.
    The plot is essentially a carbon copy of the first, with names changed. The mid part of the game, at the depths of the lab, gave a forced vibe and kind of contradicts itself (really can't explain it better without spoilers).

    Is it worth $20? Sure.
    Is it worth $50? Nah.
     
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    TROLL lol just messing with you.

    I say it was worth the costs (although I got it for free, legit).
    It was a full fledged game that had a lot of substance and things lacking from the first.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I just wish it was harder. Only a few of the later puzzles in the game challenged me.

    Great atmosphere, art direction and character development though.
     
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    Just to answer your question, yeah, you can.
    Unless I'm extra special.
    (But seriously, you can)
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    If you still want your fix of that play the game Tag: The Power of Paint.
    I remember playing this around when it came out and thinking it was really cool, but pretty dumbed down.
    When they introduced the gels to Portal 2 they did mention that it came from this.
    I was excited to see if they'd include all of the paints, but alas, they didn't.
    However, yes, there is a paint that allows you to walk up walls in this game.
     
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    Only played the single player (no-one to Co-op with)

    - thought it WAS easier than Portal 2, but some puzzles on Portal 1 were quite hard to do IMHO, especially when I kept getting disoriented going through the portals.

    Nice story line for a follow up, but did seem 'shorter' in length than portal 1 (but that could be because of the constant re-trying I had to do it the original)

    Will have to re-play it again to get a few single player achievements, but don't think I'll ever get the Co-op though (I can never guarentee when I have time to play without interruptions) which is a shame (but then again I can never seem to complete a full achievement on any of the Steam games I have)
     
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    guess it was replaced with white paint
     
  19. bnwchbammer

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    Yeah, when they introduced the white paint in Portal I tried walking up walls with it, only to be depressed.
    Still, they used it uniquely and it worked well.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    i loved the gel ideas, but probably mostly the bridges [​IMG] [and ofc i love the turrets]
    apart from having to use the damn steam, it was an epic game
    the story was a lil bit obvious for me, at least it felt like it, but the voice acting and ideas were amazing