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They look really good, just not AMAZING.
What I wanted to say is that people that cry "weee console port" generally whine about the graphics that "are not using the full power of a pc" and stuff like that. But it's not really a problem with Valve, since they always focused on the gameplay and storyline rather than the graphics. Not that their graphics look horrible heh, HL2 was pure awesomeness when it came out.
Hey now, I've been "crying" about Crysis 2 being a console port. Reason being, is because its freaking Crysis. They promised us one thing, and gave us another, and charged $60 for the consolized garbage. They promised us it would be better than Crysis 1, and have better graphics, and rape our hardware...and be a great game (just like the original). It's not, it failed miserably (at least in my eyes, and I'm sure I'm not the only one).

I could honestly care less if games are ports or not. GTA IV is a console port. So is DiRT2. I love both of those games dearly. Why? Because I was EXPECTING a port.

Valve, won't give us console port garbage. They are a PC company, with PC's at heart, and they KNOW that's where their fan base is at. Like Teste said...they send their PC GAMES to EA to port to the consoles. I remember seeing EA all over the back of a L4D2 box now that I think about it.
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thank gudness for valve.
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I smell a game that shouldnt cost 49.99 is what I smell.

Didnt the Orange Box go to console? So yeah I dont doubt it.
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When people say "console port", i assume they mean that it was developed primarily for consoles.

So long as it runs ok on a computer, and the controls are good, and the graphics are what PCs can take advantage of then i couldn't care if it was developed to run on my toaster.

There is no way in hell Portal 2 (or any valve game) will ever be a bad console port.
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When people say "console port", i assume they mean that it was developed primarily for consoles.

So long as it runs ok on a computer, and the controls are good, and the graphics are what PCs can take advantage of then i couldn't care if it was developed to run on my toaster.

There is no way in hell Portal 2 (or any valve game) will ever be a bad console port.
I agree...with the exception of Crysis 2.

GTA IV is a GREAT game. Granted it takes a killer machine to max it out because it wasn't optimized from the port properly. It's a "bad" console port, but a great game. However, the one reason why I won't flame Rockstar for that....is because that's their trend. GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and now GTA IV and EFLC...all are console ports that are optimized horribly. But they're all GREAT games, and we've come to expect a ported game from Rockstar.
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I'd even buy crysis 2, if it looked good and the controls weren't retarded.

Probably the worst port i've ever played was saints row 2. It looked like crap, i couldn't max it, and it was impossible to play with a keyboard and mouse.

Edit: I aggree, i liked GTAV despite its flaws.
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Valve doesn't even make games with consoles in mind, they make it for PC first and foremost and then send it to EA to port it to console.
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I'd even buy crysis 2, if it looked good and the controls weren't retarded.

Probably the worst port i've ever played was saints row 2. It looked like crap, i couldn't max it, and it was impossible to play with a keyboard and mouse.

Edit: I aggree, i liked GTAV despite its flaws.
Saints Row 2 is horrible, I agree. My rig can finally max it out, because I have Intel / Nvidia...which apparently is a must have for that poorly coded game. I never did sit down and play it...felt far too cartoony to me.

Reason why you can't run it is actually because of the ATI GPU. Not bashing on ATI here....I love ATI (actually thinking about swapping my 470 for a 6970 soon). But that's why SR2 won't play nicely with your system.
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