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Just a quick question,
Should I get orange box or borderlands GOTY edition on steam?
They're both 30$
I've never played half life or team fortress 2, but I did play and beat portal when they gave it out for free awhile ago.
I never played borderlands either, and the GOTY edition includes all the DLC. (at least I assume it's all of it... 4 DLC packs.)

I'm honestly probably going to purchase the runner up with my next paycheck, but I'm kind of on the fence of which package I want RIGHT NOW.

Thanks all,
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Definitely Orange Box. I have both, and while Borderlands is a superb game, it doesn't compare to the Half-Life series. I've played and beat HL2 at least 5 times (working on my 6th right now) and I'm usually reluctant to beat games because I get bored of them. Trust me, you won't regret it.
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I got Orange Box and Borderlands. I think I would say Borderlands...

I just couldn't play Half Life 2 that much because of graphics. I think I got spoiled with Metro 2033 . Then again I've bought so many games during the Christmals sales that I don't know what to play and end up playing BFC2 only lol...

But borderlands was fun for me and probably more fun to replay.

Though I did not play Half Life enough to comment to much about it.

Edit: I think that the Orange box will probably give you more time to play, but I woul wait for it to go on sale again. I think I got it for like 6[-7 bucks.
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post #4 of 29
I'd get the Orange Box.
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I don't care about graphics, but in general HL2 just feels like an "old" game. Don't know just didn't appeal to me. Extremely linear for one, and a lot of the much lauded "puzzles" and such just seemed more annoying than anything.

^Story was top notch though. Borderlands is more of a "run around and have fun with friends" game.
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post #6 of 29
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I got Orange Box and Borderlands. I think I would say Borderlands...

I just couldn't play Half Life 2 that much because of graphics. I think I got spoiled with Metro 2033 . Then again I've bought so many games during the Christmals sales that I don't know what to play and end up playing BFC2 only lol...

But borderlands was fun for me and probably more fun to replay.

Though I did not play Half Life enough to comment to much about it.

Edit: I think that the Orange box will probably give you more time to play, but I woul wait for it to go on sale again. I think I got it for like 6[-7 bucks.
Yeah the graphics are what puts me on the edge. Honestly, I'm that jerk everyone on here talks about who cares a lot about graphics. Gameplay is more important, sure, but I won't even give it a chance unless it has acceptable graphics. I can't help it, it's just the way I am. but half-life's graphics aren't bad imo, and it's got the cinematic mod that looks like a very decent upgrade from the original graphics.
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post #7 of 29
There are some mods you can download for half life to make it look better but it is still pretty aging. I still haven't finished it all the way because of the graphics and I bought it on a steam sale a few months ago.

I would say borderlands, especially if you can find some people to play it with online. Depending on what times you play I might even be able to join you.
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post #8 of 29
If you're going to end up with both I would get borderlands first, you'll put 40 hours or so into it beat it and probably be done with it where with orange box your going to get alot more hours out of it. I have a hard time getting into more then 1 game at a time so I say get the shorter game out of the way.

All great games.
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hl2 is a gr8 action game and borderlands is a solid rpg. the selection should be very simple. the rpg provides numerous missions with so many weapons and upgrades available that it will blow your mind, on the other hand hl2 is a basic action game with a GRRREAT storyline. Go with your current mood.
    
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post #10 of 29
Orange Box.

Best bang for the buck.
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