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I think you misinterpreted the spirit of that comment.
Well, I think that your comment was a veiled underhanded dig at people who like older games.
 

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I'm not sure why everyone used to be in love with Valve, IMO they didn't have a really good game until Portal. They had some OK games like Half Life Death Match, but nothing that would make me feel like they have gone down hill. They've always been a mediocre game developer with a catalog of meh with a few bright spots. They have an awesome platform though, I love Steam.
 

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I don't know how to tell you this man... because you're man friend, and I hate to see you in pain like this. But... but Valve... Valve has moved on... He is seeing other business ventures now. Gabe has this online storefront, and it is looking pretty serious. It might be time for you to start seeing other games. I mean, it's been fourteen years man. It's over. It has been over for a long time.

But hey, there are plenty of great looking games out there! Chin up bro. You'll find your threequel, I just now it. The perfect game for you is out there somewhere.
Recently, Bard's Tale 4 released ... 3 decades after BT3, so I imagine there is still hope :)
 

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I'm not sure why everyone used to be in love with Valve, IMO they didn't have a really good game until Portal.
"IMO" means very little when making these assessments. I don't like a lot of games that have been incredibly popular and well received, but I can appreciate and acknowledge their success.

Here's why people "are in love" with Valve. Pay close to attention to the user scores.

https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/half-life
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/half-life-2
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/counter-strike
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/left-4-dead
https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/left-4-dead-2

Portal was definitely not their only great product.
 

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"IMO" means everything when expressing an opinion about something. I put that in there to let people know I was giving my opinion and not stating a fact. My post was like a small snippet of the metacritic links you posted, an entire website dedicated to "IMO".
 

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"IMO" means everything when expressing an opinion about something. I put that in there to let people know I was giving my opinion and not stating a fact. My post was like a small snippet of the metacritic links you posted, an entire website dedicated to "IMO".
"I didn't really like any Valve game besides Portal" would have conveyed what you were trying to say much more clearly. The rest of us are left to decipher your meaning if your wording is ambiguous.

A game is made for gamers, first and foremost. What is a good game? If the majority of gamers like it, it's a good game. If it matches or exceeds expected sales, it's also a good product. I'm pretty sure every Valve game, perhaps with the single exception of Artifact, has excelled in both regards. Metacritic, being a collective "IMO", is a good standard for one of the above metrics. Missing the forest for the trees makes for an obvious observation, but an irrelevant one nonetheless.
 

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Honestly though, I don't think it mattered much that Valve was the one to make it.

A card game?

A card game that costs money? Twenty freaking bucks?!

A card game that costs twenty freaking bucks, and still has microtransactions?!

I'm more surprised that it has more than a thousand concurrent players still
 

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i'd like them Half-Life turn into pet rancher, mmmm headcrabs.


derp.
 

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Well, I think that your comment was a veiled underhanded dig at people who like older games.
...No?

It was pretty clearly a direct statement about how Valve made quality games in the past, but doesn't anymore. What about it possibly could have caused you to think it was an insult toward people who like older games?
 
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