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Originally Posted by Sodalink;12094015 
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 frown.gif. 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.

There are a lot of nice graphic mods for HL2. Half-Life 2 update is a great example. It basically updates the engine to include HDR, real-time shadows, bloom, high-res textures/normal maps, ambient occlusion(nVidia), and various other effects. Furthermore, if you're not content with the models, there are also plenty of character/weapon skins you could download.
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post #12 of 29
halflife2 + ep1 + ep2 is definitely worth playing through at some point smile.gif very enjoyable series although STILL NOT FINISHED >_> *strangles valve*

borderlands is crazy fun and you can spend hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours on it finding new rare weapons, item farming, leveling up, doing missions, making one of each class, playing with different builds

i would have to say borderlands first just because the play value is higher and its more free form to play a lot of different ways smile.gif but definitely get the orange box when you can because everyone should play the hl series at least once
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tempest001;12094072 
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.

I didn't use to be picky on graphics and I'm really not that much, but there is something about Half Life that oesn't make me play it for more than a few mins. But, I think it was totally worth it for the price I paid when it was on sale.

Borderlands was actually really fun for me an even played for more than 3 hours at one sitting...

But, it all comes to tastes. See if there are some demos in steam.
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post #14 of 29
Orange Box.
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post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by Serious_Don;12094118 
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.

In that case, I'm going to get orange box. I won't get a paycheck for about 3 weeks since I was in Florida for 2 weeks and I get paid biweekly. I'm going to spend all my money and I'm not going to have any for a month lol. frown.gif Meh, not like I have any expenses besides cigarettes anyway.
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post #16 of 29
Even TF2 alone is worth 30$ lol. Really fun game.
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post #17 of 29
My Vote goes for Orange Box

My thinking on this is while Borderlands is a fun great game it also gets kinda boring after a while (which sucks). I haven't played it since the patch or whatever that took away the use of Modded weapons and such (don't know if its still that way... I used to make all my weapons).

So with borderlands You have ONE good game.

With Orange Box You have many Good games and if Modding is Your thing there are so many mods out there that literally change the games to what ever you want them to be.

You really cannot lose with the Orange Box and if You get tired of one game You have others to play vs. Borderlands your stuck with Just that game.

If You go with Orange Box check out these sites:

http://www.cinematicmod.com/

http://www.moddb.com/mods (Just use the little menu to choose the game your interested in modding -> Click search and prepare to see all the possibilities)

No Matter what your choice Both are good choices smile.gif
Edited by XxBeNigNxX - 1/21/11 at 4:56pm
post #18 of 29
Half-Life 2 is the best game ever.

I vote Orange Box.
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post #19 of 29
Orange Box.

Way more bang and a classic game.
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post #20 of 29
I say Orange Box

you'll be ready with HL2 if ep3 ever comes out
TF2 is still a very active FPS
Portal is a great fun game
    
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