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Portal 2 is awesome. There is more to a game than its length. I thought they improved everything they possibly could from the original. I'd rather pay $50 for a game that is fun and shorter, than a $50 game that I never finish because it is so boring.
     
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I probably won't be buying it at a full $50. No doubt it is enjoyable, Portal 1 was great! I'm not sure it's $50 worth of awesome to me just yet.
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I am aware the MSRP is $50 which I agree might be $5-10 high.

But did you all miss the Bestbuy/Amazon deals? They were selling the PC Version for only $35.

I got the PS3 version for $45 (and comes with $10 gift card) which also has a steam code. So yeah for $35 I got two copies of Portal 2. I can sell the PS3 copy for like $30 on ebay right now.
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R u serious? After looking at couple of videos I thought this game will be impossible to pass... But I don't want it now...

If thats true I am not even going to get it, unless I can get it free
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If you want a challenge download portal pro for portal 1. Its free and the maps will have you scratching your head for sure. Pro has an entirely new level set starting with getting the upgrade to your gun, fighting Glados, and the escape. There are also 5 hidden cakes in the levels which unlock even more difficult chambers. I recommend checking it out.
I enjoyed both single and multiplayer for Portal 2 and was content with my purchase. There will be user made levels later on and when that happens you will have your replay value.

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Thanks for the info
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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.
You are completely ignoring the part where the game was designed to be a two part game: SP and Co-op. You talk about it here:

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Yeah but I have no one to play it with. I grew up a consoler gamer and I was a console gamer up until PS2 and I had my PS2 until the PS3 came out and thats around the time I got into PC gaming (and I'll never look back) but it wasn't until PC gaming that I got into online play so long explanation short I don't typically look at buying a game and see "Online play" as part of the main selling points unless it were an MMO which I'm not into.

I think game dev's (again, depends on game genre) should focus on creating a solid, fun, and some what long single player (10+ hrs) and offer the online play as just an added bonus. At least that's how it used to be when online gaming was still in it's infancy. Now we're paying extra for DLC's which are actually part of the main game and paying for extra completely useless crap like character costumes and hats but that's a whole different rant...
But you actually don't need a friend, you can play with someone random, just like it happens with Left 4 Dead. Or you can ask here on the OCN forums if someone want to partner with you on a Co-op. Seriously, you don't know what you are missing not playing co-op. It's a completely new part of the game. New levels, and the Co-op part sometimes leaves you with a grin on your face when you succeeded in co-operating to get to the exit of a given level. It's a priceless sensation, really. Probably even more if you do it with a complete stranger, which means two people got to understand each other online in a matter of minutes and managed to work together seamlessly.



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Agreed. Even though I haven't finished it, in hindsight it really is a portal game. I say that because when I think back to it, if portal never had any voice acting/minimal voice acting it would have stunk. 60% of the fun in portal was the plot and the dialogue, especially considering the dialogue was all one sided.

The only part of portal 2 I hated was the descent, only because there was barely any voice acting/plot.

This game isn't fun just because of the puzzles, its fun because of the puzzles fitting together into the plotline, like an even larger puzzle with the pieces fitting together.

You said you were laughing about the voice dialogue. It was hilarious, ie, turning GLaDos into a potato. Or when GLaDos tricked Wheatley into shocking himself when he tried to correct her.

Or when she told Wheatley the paradox and it went straight over his head. So d*mn funny.

When was the last time a game made you laugh that much? I can't even remember any game that made me laugh a fraction of the time portal 2 has.

I may not know the ending to portal 2, but the ending to portal 1 was the first happy ending to a videogame I've had in years (I bought it while waiting for crysis 2 a month or so ago). The second was crysis 2.

That's why portal and portal 2 are such fun games, they aren't just videogames, they are novels. They are adventures. They are the first game I've been in where I literally felt like I was living a movie.

That's why they are so much fun.
+Rep to you sir. I couldn't agree any more. I would have written your post if you hadn't already. Well done!

And this game somewhat reminded of Monkey Island 1/2. It makes you laugh, with humor and sarcasm, but now in 3D. Valve has succeed in making 3D adventures that play with an element of fps, but with the added portals and all other gimmicks that make it unique.

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Portal 2 is awesome. There is more to a game than its length. I thought they improved everything they possibly could from the original. I'd rather pay $50 for a game that is fun and shorter, than a $50 game that I never finish because it is so boring.
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I was satisfied with what I payed and what I got. Granted I didn't pay full price and didn't expect too much. After all, this is a sequal to a game that was only an hour long... I think anyone would be disappointed paying full price and expect it to be a 10+ hour SP game.

For what it's worth Portal 2 is still a decent game and very different just like the first. For what people payed for the Orange pack you basically were getting portal for free and really it was such a short game that really was popular because of how unique it was. It's kind of disappointing though that valve would charge top shelf for P2, but the hype that was built up for it allowed them to do it since they knew plenty of people were going to shell out the dough to get another run with the portal gun.
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I was satisfied with what I payed and what I got. Granted I didn't pay full price and didn't expect too much. After all, this is a sequal to a game that was only an hour long... I think anyone would be disappointed paying full price and expect it to be a 10+ hour SP game.

For what it's worth Portal 2 is still a decent game and very different just like the first. For what people payed for the Orange pack you basically were getting portal for free and really it was such a short game that really was popular because of how unique it was. It's kind of disappointing though that valve would charge top shelf for P2, but the hype that was built up for it allowed them to do it since they knew plenty of people were going to shell out the dough to get another run with the portal gun.
Took me 2.5 hours to beat portal 1. -.-' you beat it in less than half the time it took me xD

Portal 2 took me 4hours and a bit to finish, and I took my time. I got stuck at the end where you have to walk into the elevator, wasted 15min trying to jump up there instead of stepping in the elevator I didnt notice pop up... -.-'

I love Portal2. Dialogue in the game is where it's at. I pay 50$ CAD for the PS3 version and got it for PC too. So I basically paid 25$ for me to play, and 25$ for my gf to play. Awesome deal, and I loved the game thoroughly. I liked it more than portal 1 even!!
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Yeah I'm waiting for the game to go on sale, hopefully it's heavily discounted during the summer one.
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I hate to say it, but I totally suck when it comes to Portal and some other puzzle games. I'm not an idiot, (although there are some people out there who totally disagree with this) let's just say I have a short fuse, but no where nearly as bad as that dude from "Rage Quits" on youtube. I didn't play Portal 2, but I did enjoy watching an entire playthrough. It looked really fun and I did like the story and elements it had to offer, especially the voice over performance from the Jonah Jamison guy from Spiderman. I did however wanna go John Connor on her cyber/machine/bit**a$$ and beat the living daylights outta glados! I honestly don't think I would have gotten through it if I played it myself. All in all, I thought it was a nice game.
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