I don't understand why people would think Portal 1 is better.
morphine wrote:I don't understand why people would think Portal 1 is better. Because there was less of it? Because the graphics were worse? Because the mechanics were far more limited? Because now they feel that the puzzles are easy? Well no s**t Sherlock, they played the first game, small wonder the first few puzzles are obvious. The later ones cracked my brain just as hard as the ones in the first game.
I mean, I still love Portal 1, but I'm reading some ridiculous stuff around the net. For instance, someone in Ars Technica wrote an article claiming Portal 1 is much superior because it made him feel alone in the game and that was real scary. Um ok dude, whatever rings your bell, but "horror" isn't what I'd use to describe Portal. Suspense maybe, but even then...
Portal 2 is an bigger Portal 1 with an overarching story. More specifically, it doesn't have anything less than the first, so I honestly can't understand the complaints. I guess it's one of those cases where you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.
sweatshopking wrote:because it wasn't 50$.
sweatshopking wrote:because it had more freedom. because it was harder. If you had trouble in this second game, then IDK what you're smoking. there wasn't a SINGLE puzzle that took me more then 10 minutes to complete
morphine wrote:sweatshopking wrote:because it wasn't 50$.
I can agree there, as the game is still pretty short. I also don't accept 6-8 hours being good enough, as has become the norm, so...sweatshopking wrote:because it had more freedom. because it was harder. If you had trouble in this second game, then IDK what you're smoking. there wasn't a SINGLE puzzle that took me more then 10 minutes to complete
And here we disagree. I don't know what "freedom" you're referring to. The freedom of, in a couple or three puzzles, having more than one way to solve them, with the second way usually being an unintended glitch? Is that freedom? In the second game, you have freedom too, once you get the white stuff, you're free to solve puzzles a lot of ways. How's that any different? In the first game, you had rooms and you had to get out. In the second game, you had rooms and you had to get out.
Maybe I'm dumb or something, but at least three puzzles took me over an hour to find the solution, especially the one where you had to transport the fluid in the tractor beams instead of yourself. Perhaps it's been too long since I played the first so the mechanics weren't fresh, but hey.
sweatshopking wrote:IDK, it wasn't a bad game. If i got it for 20$ i might be happy. I do find it mildly annoying that it's getting such AMAZING reviews without being amazing.
sweatshopking wrote:I think valve are getting better reviews than their games deserve, but i think it's been that way for a while.
sweatshopking wrote:How does somebody come up the name "fakealgore"?
FakeAlGore wrote:sweatshopking wrote:How does somebody come up the name "fakealgore"?
That's a good question.
I was messing around on my clan's CS:S server back in 2006 changing my name to stupid **** for amusement. At one point, I put in [EtS] Al Gore. "You wouldn't headshot a former vice president, would you?" I got some laughs. I forgot to change it back and joined another server later that night. People loved it, so I kept it. I eventually added "fake" just to get people to shutup about inventing the internet and hanging out in Antarctica with a hair dryer or some such nonsense. Now I've invented the fake internet (did it for the porn).
And to be honest, I have a lot of respect for the real Al Gore. I met him a couple of years ago, and he's a really nice guy.