Portal 2

tommyboytommyboy Posts: 1,444
edited October 2011 in Video Games
Just so you guys know, amazon has 20 bucks video credit and 5 bucks off if you pre-order the game. I loved the first one, was something completely original and blast to play. The only problem of course was it was extremely short. But since it came along with the orange box, I have no complaints. I'm sure since this one runs retail at 60 bucks, it will come with much more.

Anyways, just fyi. If you never played the first one, buy the orange box now!
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,139
    edited April 2011
    The first game was definitely fun......for me.
    This game wasn't for everyone. Probably because it was just a "solve this puzzle and move to the next" type game OR they couldn't figure out how to solve the problems.

    Co-op will be interesting to say the least and i presume there will be a lot of yelling over the headset at each other.

    With that said, i'm going to wait on this one. Not that i doubt it won't be good, i just want to make sure someone else i know is going to pick it up so i will have someone to play co-op with.
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  • blehmboblehmbo Posts: 180
    edited April 2011
    Lasareath wrote: »
    If you buy it through amazon will it be through my steam acct or seperate?

    Valve's previous retail games (post steam release) included a product key to register through steam. After registering the product it would show up on your game list just like the games you purchased through the steam store. I am not sure how it works for the PS3's steamworks.
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited April 2011
    Can't wait :biggrin:
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  • ryanjoachimryanjoachim Posts: 2,046
    edited April 2011
    I don't buy many games, mostly because I've grown tired of being burned by over-hyped games (anything after CoD:MW for instance).

    I think I'll buy Portal 2 though. If nothing else, it's worth it for the sheer replay value as well as the custom maps option (if they keep that).
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  • tommyboytommyboy Posts: 1,444
    edited April 2011
    as well as the custom maps option (if they keep that).

    Nice!! I didn't even know they were going to have that.. That was one thing I wanted so bad in the first game.

    And maybe this will shed some light about half life episode 3 since they left a huge cliffhanger in episode 2... nearly 4 years ago!!!
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  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    I just played the first one because I saw this thread. Wow, it was short. Started after 7, finished just now. I did like the end credits song though.
  • ysssysss Posts: 213
    edited April 2011
    Btw, for those with PS3 and PC:

    The PS3 version will come with a PC version too :)

    You just need to install the PS3 version and link your PS3 steam account with your (regular) PC steam account. That makes it the most complete and cheapest version of Portal 2.
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited April 2011
    Lasareath wrote: »
    The first one was free when you bought Half-Life 2
    If you bought it way after everyone else.
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  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    I think it's 9.99 now if you want it... but it's $29.99 for a weighted companion cube... that's what I want.
  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    So, is this thing being released in like 3 hours? I guess there was some debate over the release date.

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  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    that answers by question.. it's out!

    $50 on steam... 90 for the pack
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited April 2011
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  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    Lol.. it's already been on the torrent community for 14 hours and on usenet for 4 days... never fails. It constantly amazes me how EVERYTHING is leaked.
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited April 2011
    Love the commentary, playing it now.
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  • mutelightmutelight Posts: 1,054
    edited April 2011
    ysss wrote: »
    Btw, for those with PS3 and PC:

    The PS3 version will come with a PC version too :)

    You just need to install the PS3 version and link your PS3 steam account with your (regular) PC steam account. That makes it the most complete and cheapest version of Portal 2.

    That is what I will be doing today. :cool:
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  • kuntasenseikuntasensei Posts: 3,270
    edited April 2011
    Played for about 30 minutes after I snagged it and Mortal Kombat at midnight. Love it so far! Of course, I spent more time with MK... but tonight is all MK, Portal 2 and Gears of War 3 beta for me.
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  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited April 2011
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  • shepx2shepx2 Posts: 662
    edited April 2011
    LOL. Nice find Face
  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited April 2011
    ^^^ That pictures has to be a fake......
















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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited April 2011
    The PS3 version really is the way to go because a) the developer said its better on that platform and b) you get a free copy on PC as well. I'm downloading my copy on PC now...waiting anxiously
  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 488
    edited April 2011
    Looks like you could still order it today the 19th and get the $20 credit at Amazon. I did it shortly after midnight.
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  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited April 2011
    Coop stuff is fun as hell.

    Anyone want to join me via PC toss me a PM
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  • mutelightmutelight Posts: 1,054
    edited April 2011
    kawizx9r wrote: »
    Coop stuff is fun as hell.

    Anyone want to join me via PC toss me a PM

    You can play with PS3 people as well.
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited April 2011
    Anyone finished the single player yet? I made good progress yesterday, starting the final chapter tonight.

    What a great game!
  • tommyboytommyboy Posts: 1,444
    edited April 2011
    Finally got the game on thursday, enjoying the game so far, I'm already on chapter 7. The only complaint I have right now is the number of portal "spots" are very limited. In the first game, it felt as if the these walls were part of the building(well I'm talking more about the ending when you're free). While in this one, the feel as if they were placed there only so you can proceed.

    Overall this game is easier than the first time I played portal. But thats only cause I've played the original so many times, all the harder tricks in that game (like momentum) is like second nature now. Regardless, still a great game.
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  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    I've been playing this... I kinda think of it like HL2 EP 1... HL 1 and 2 were all original, no "oh, go and do this again to waste some time"... then EP 1 says, "oh, why don't you go back in there and play with the gravity gun some more" ... kinda fun... but unoriginal...

    portal two ...oh you're back?... lets escape..again...
  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 488
    edited April 2011
    I know of a few people that have finished. I think where the game will shine is with online user generated content. Now if the darn Playstation network would come back up. Thought we were buying the best copy since you can play the PS3 game on a PC. Only thing is you need the playstation network up.
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  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited April 2011
    The coop/online stuff was pretty short. Beat it the next day with 2-3 different random people but it's still fun nonetheless.
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  • rena42warrena42war Posts: 1
    edited April 2011
    I found the chambers challenging, even more challenging than the original, and the insanely simple challenges were created for comedic effect.
  • cokewithvanillacokewithvanilla Posts: 1,774
    edited April 2011
    I finished the sp last night and I definitely prefer the first one. The first one was funny and original... This one had less humor (imo) and wasn't very original. I found myself extremely bored through the middle section... like from CH4-the end ...the final sequence was cool, but the whole game doesn't seem to be on the same level as the first one
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