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I got portal 1 for free when steam was giving it away with the big news that they were now mac compatible. I remember the day vividly when my friend sent me an email in the morning telling me to download it. I spent the whole day immersed in Portal (1) and completely blew off school and work for that one day because I just had to get that cake that was promised to me.

Well I bought Portal 2 after reading all the awesome reviews and the only way to sum up how I feel about spending $50 on this new game is, "The cake is a lie" and in this case the cake would be the hype for portal 2. Now, I'm no puzzle master mind but I was able to go through each level of portal 2 with ease, and I was never stumped for more than a minute and beat the game in about 4.5 hours. I kept thinking to myself, "when is it going to get more challenging?" until I ended up at the end of the game. Money down the drain, no replay value at all as I expected but if there is no replay value IMO you better put some effort into making the game longer than 4 hours. Portal 1 had larger levels with more diverse puzzles. It seems like the developers in portal 2 wanted to make the game easy for you by spot lighting certain area's that make it too obvious that's where you're supposed to shoot your portal.

It's a great looking game, love the voice acting, and I laughed quite a few times at the dialog but in hindsight I would've never paid $50 for this game. I think $30 would have been fair and don't get me started at the absurd idea of trying to sell character customizations for the online characters. What a pathetic grab for cash.

The hype is a lie.
Edited by thx1138 - 4/23/11 at 2:14pm
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Pretty much sums it up.

Loved the voice acting, I laughed my ass off quite a few times, and found myself muttering obscenities under my breath at Glados everytime she made a fat joke :b

But $50? Nope.
    
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I was worried about the length of it as well 5hrs isnt worth $50 imo, thats why Im waiting for a sale.
 
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YOu guys know that it has a completely separate co-op campaign that is about the same length as the singleplayer?

I thought it was worth it.
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I paid $25 for this game. WIN.
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YOu guys know that it has a completely separate co-op campaign that is about the same length as the singleplayer?

I thought it was worth it.
This. I'm on the second part of the co-op (there are 3 or 4, I dunno) and some stuff is really challenging but FUN, since you work in 2. And if Valve really loves us, they will support the Portal 2 co-op with new maps and the possibility to add our own.
You probably didn't enjoy the game because you were too focused on finding some serious challenge where in fact there isn't, because Portal 2's SP is about having fun and lol'ing at GlaDOS's comments, and not about "HURR DIS PUZZLE MAKES MAH HEAD IMPLODE".
     
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Yeah probably. Considering there is alot more to the game.
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What would have made this game worth $100 is if they allowed community mods... The game would have INSANE replay value if people could create their own puzzles and chambers for others to play.

I can't even imagine how much fun that could be...
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Should have got it for $30 like everyone else. I am sure you have a friend who is a console user.
    
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Quote:
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What would have made this game worth $100 is if they allowed community mods... The game would have INSANE replay value if people could create their own puzzles and chambers for others to play.

I can't even imagine how much fun that could be...
Just a matter of time I am sure. Couldnt you do that with 1?
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