Originally Posted by stu.
The tone of your posts towards the game have changed, a bit, since this first post. My whole point in asking more pointed questions is trying to draw more out about your experience with the game. For me, what you got out of the game, as far as how enjoyable the game is, has a much greater effect for determining the worth of a game.
By no means did I intend for you to feel as though I was implying you were ignorant. We are all gamers, so of course bringing in other games you enjoy is acceptable. Sorry if I offended you.
You didn't offend me, I was just in a mood at work. I apologize if it seemed as though I was upset about your question. One thing that does bother me is when people say you cant compare one game type to another. You can if you bring it to a simple context as enjoyability.
My point was that though I did enjoy the game, it doesn't offer the same level of enjoyment later on. To me, a games worth is very hard to define. One thing that I game some games worth is if a friend comes over, and sees an old game that I am playing that they haven't heard of, and want a copy of it, its worth increases. But if I play portal with a friend, and beat it, and they ask if thats it, and decide its not worth the money, that detracts from a games worth.
That being said, its not the same for everyone, people like different genres for different reasons. I for one am hard pressed to play anything SP because it bores me. I like being able to talk with others, joke, and make new online friends while enjoying the gaming experience with them. So I guess you could say that MP holds a bit of a spot in my gaming heart which could jade my outlook on games.
Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem
This is an opinion of course... but to me lack replayability does not detract from a game. Say for instance you look at movies, Pulp Fiction and A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove. All are my favorite movies ever, but I don't want to watch them over and over. They are more enjoyable to "relive" every once in awhile.
Replayability is definately a plus, but no single player game I've ever played has that much to replay. So in all honesty the game is well worth $50 (i bought for ps3 just to have both) if you enjoy singleplayer. And this is coming from a guy who only buys games with multiplayer.
When I look at SP, I look at games like Kotor, You can replay them and get a completely different experience than the first time, because the game is designed to change with different choices. Had something similar been implemented in Portal 2 where when you went back to play, some of the levels were new that you hadn't seen before, this would make the game more enjoyable form a replay standpoint.
I wont delve into your choice in movies, but I if I like something, I want to see it more than a few times. I remember seeing "Toy's" the robin williams movie a 100 times in a few years. I still enjoy watching it to this day, not as often but it still appeals to me. After finishing portal 2 co op, I am left wanting more, it just went too quickly. As I said above, that if things would change up a bit the second time, that would be different. Hunting for easter eggs just isn't enough. When compared to Portal, the progression of the game was completely different than portal 2 co op. I didnt find hidden rooms where there were scratchings on the wall of "the cake is a lie" and such. It just seemed a marathon of puzzles which, I did enjoy (mostly the witty "blue is doing all the work" comments).
I guess to each their own.Edited by Blueduck3285 - 4/21/11 at 10:57pm