Portal 2

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SomeBritishDude, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Episode 3 is a full game, like HL2.
     
  2. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    My favourite game is Super Mario Bros. 3. There's no story. And you can beat the game pretty quickly. Some video games don't need stories to be great. They're not books.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Paying for a 3 hour stint of puzzles is not something I'd have done, were it not for it being free with the Orange Box.

    We need longer games, not shorter ones. Especially from settled & support developers. The current fad of having shorter games and more later released small increments of content (usually with paying extra) really gets on my nerves.
    I have, I have, don't worry. Isn't enough for me, although rather fun & funny.
    It's also just a gimmick. But that's just me...

    No guilt whatsoever.

    I'll take HL1 over it any day of the week, even if it's 'hollow'.

    Excuse me for expecting some content out of a game while posting on a forum dedicated to an oldskool RPG. ;)
     
  4. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Is that confirmed?
     
  5. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    I had the impression that the free games in the Orange Box were HL2 and HL2ep1, not Portal.
     
  6. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Pussy Virus Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    HL 1 was awesome, and 10x better then HL 2 but portal was something different IMO. Can't really compare it to HL.

    I don't think that it's confirmed yet but they might just make a Half Life 3 game. That would be wise. the source engine is kinda old by todays standards and besides, just making a single episode after all these years feels stupid. I am sure they are working on some sort of sequel or something.
     
  7. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Half-Life 3 doesn't really feel like it should roll off from Episode 2 to me. I'd rather they wrap up the Episodes story and then make a Half-Life 3.
     
  8. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Does it matter what it's called? The next Half Life game will continue on from Episode 2 and hopefully wrap up the battle with the combine for good. Whether it's called Episode 3 or Half Life 3 is irrelevant, though whatever it is I suspect it will be at least a 20 hour game.
     
  9. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Source?
     
  10. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Yeah Valve is well known for releasing those, right? I don't see any reason to suspect that, given that there isn't a single HL game of this length.
     
  11. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Wuh?! How long did it take you to finish Half Life 2? It was roughly 30 hours for me.

    You could probably play though it in 15 hours after you've been though it a couple of times but on a first play I doubt many people would manage under 20.
     
  12. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Dude, you are starting to scare me now... Are you serious? HL2 doesn't take more than 8-9 hours to finish. Shit, I could probably beat every single HL2 game AND HL1 within that time limit. Not it one session of course, but you know what I mean.
     
  13. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    Not everyone is crazy awesome at FPS games. It took me forever to get through both Half Life games.
     
  14. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Come on now, you don't have to be a crazy awesome FPS player to finish HL2 within 10 hours worth of playtime. I'm merely above average myself.
     
  15. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Wow... 20 hours for a FPS? Sheesh... you must shoot like a Storm Trooper :).

    Seriously, those games are both under 10 hours, and Episode 1 and 2 aren't much more than 4 or 5 at the most.
     
  16. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    :shock:

    ...Ok, either I'm very bad at FPSs (which is weird because the vast majority of the games I play now a days are first person) or where talking about some very different games. HL2 is easily the longest FPS I've ever played. Hell, it takes about 2-3 hours to get hold of the gravity gun.
     
  17. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 19, 2008
    Nope, you're a bad FPS player then. The gravity gun was easy to pick up, at least for me.

    I wonder how did you fare at that part in the Prison where wave after wave of soldiers come through 4 different hallways :?
     
  18. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    I didn't find it difficult. Just long...
     
  19. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Were you... playing on a console version?

    FPS on PC are much easier to handle, at least to me. The accuracy of a mouse and keyboard can't be challenged by a console controller.
     
  20. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Each to their own game play. If someone feels the need to sprint through the entire game to the end…I say good luck to them. (I confess I enjoy watching speed runs - Half-Life 2 for PC/Xbox (1:36:57)). Personally I prefer to slow the pace and explore the world thoroughly. That’s why my times generally for most games would be considered slow.

    As for the prison shoot out. I set up the boxes so I could climb up to the void in the second level, placed all of the turrets there and watched them wipe out the combine soldiers (I never fired a single shot). For much of the rest of the level I walked around holding on to a turret and let it shoot the crap out of everything, why - because I want to mess around with the game play and Half Life 2 allows that. I do question some of the ideas behind the sequel - (Ravenholm), but still it is a beautifully realized game.