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I'm downloading it now... ****ty Internet connection in this old house so only getting 400kb/s speed.

 

Considering all the hype and expectation I'm not sure it will manage to match the glory of Portal 1, but hey, I trust Valve well enough to supply me with a fantastic game regardless.

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Finished the coop levels yesterday. It was fun, but short and not very hard. The longest puzzles have been long not because of complexity, but because you had to figure out the obvious. I really wish there would have been more big, complexe puzzles.

 

Will start playing the sp next week, when I am back home.

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Finished the singleplayer yesterday, absolutely goddamn amazing from start to finish, with an ending that'll leave you smiling for days.

 

Now I just need to convince the GF to play coop with me. >_<

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I'll be looking for a co-op buddy tonight. I want to play Atlas.

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people say it's just as good as (if not better than) Half-Life 2. I'm really excited :o

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IMO it's miles ahead of HL2, mostly because it's not an overextended tech demo.

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I like it more than Half-Life 2 because it doesn't have any really stupid parts. I'm looking at you Sandtrap and the ooze equivalent. I was sick of picking up items to jump onto to traverse hazardous terrain by the second item of the first time I did it. Stop that ****, Valve.

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Yes, I expect they haven't learned that lesson. They reused that "puzzle" again in Episode 2. Somebody at Valve really likes it.

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HL2 was an FPS, comparing it to a puzzle game like Portal is like saying a hammer is better than a cloud.

 

Yes, I expect they haven't learned that lesson. They reused that "puzzle" again in Episode 2. Somebody at Valve really likes it.

 

Half-life is half-life, there is no reason why they would change a working formula. Thats why they make other games when they get other ideas, rather than try and squeeze new gameplay into the old games. And Im one of those people who dont get why HL2 has such a good rep. It was a good game, not special or great in any way. Left 4 Dead and it's sequel are the best FPS shooters they've made, IMO.

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Half-life is half-life, there is no reason why they would change a working formula.

Because they didn't use that particular segment in Episode 1 nor in the original Half-Life. And because that section sucks. It is not part of the working formula.

 

I'm not sure you know what I'm talking about.

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Half-Life 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and Portal are my favourite Valve games.

 

HL2, HL2: Ep 2, and L4D1&2 are good games but not in the same league.

 

I am hit by that Win 7 crash on first loading screen with Portal 2 so I'll have to wait for Valve to patch it. A good thing, really; I should study this long weekend.

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Just beat Co-Op with Calax. A couple of those had us stuck for a little while.

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Half-life is half-life, there is no reason why they would change a working formula.

Because they didn't use that particular segment in Episode 1 nor in the original Half-Life. And because that section sucks. It is not part of the working formula.

 

I'm not sure you know what I'm talking about.

 

I was writing in general terms, I dont remember anything from Ep2 other than shooting bugs and being on a train in the beginning.

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You don't remember racing around in the car, killing striders with the magnusson device? What a pain in the ass that was.

 

EDIT: On topic, my copy of Portal 2 shipped on Tuesday (the 19th) from amazon. Should have it next week with any luck.

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It's fun that Valve's really good games; Portal, Left 4 Dead etc. were all made by people outside Valve who were assimilated into the company. But its Valve who gets all the credits for being inventive and awesome. I mean, they probably are awesome compared to corporate slaves like DiCE, but.. things are.. you know?

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It's fun that Valve's really good games; Portal, Left 4 Dead etc. were all made by people outside Valve who were assimilated into the company. But its Valve who gets all the credits for being inventive and awesome. I mean, they probably are awesome compared to corporate slaves like DiCE, but.. things are.. you know?

Portal was a nice and gimmicky game, but because of Valve employees reinforcing the team, Portal 2 was even better.

 

L4D was boring though. I wish Valve would concentrate on making more singleplayer franchises.

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Does Portal 2 have any of those "twitch" like puzzle elements? As in that one $#@!&^$% Level in the first one where you had to quickly open a portal in this one spot then open another in under 10 trillion milliseconds or you could not get past it. That's when I un-installed. Had a blast up to that point.

 

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There are some in singleplayer aswell. Although they're much easier than they were in Portal. Speaking of which, have I gotten smarter since then or is Portal 2 easier than the original game?

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