For Those Still On The Fence...

#1 Posted by Cusseta (109 posts) -

Although I was a fan of the first Portal, I was reluctant to buy Portal 2 immediately upon release. $60 just seemed a little too much, considering the relatively short "campaign" and co-op experiences.  However, 2 friends of mine (who had preordered and already owned a copy) convinced me to just bite the bullet and get it.  It was absolutely worth it!  The single-player alone is excellent, but if you have any buddies to play co-op with, you're definitely getting your money's worth (Not to mention the fact that the price of Portal 2 has dropped significantly at certain retailers).  For those still on the fence about Portal 2, I think you'll be more than happy with your purchase (if you decide to do so).  Great, great fun (and, IMHO, far superior to the 1st Portal in every way).

 P.S. - I own a PS3 and a 360, but my friends preordered the 360 version, so that's the one a purchased as well.  The graphics look fine.  I was a little worried after hearing about the difference between the two consoles, but short of a side by side comparison, it will go by completely unnoticed.

#2 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

This just in: When you measure the worth of a game by its netto hours, you're a moron.

#3 Posted by Daveyo520 (6682 posts) -

PLAY IT!

#4 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

Yeah the game feels a lot longer than the first, and they justify the cost by adding co-op alone. I was on the fence for a while too, (I mean let's face it, I had to buy it at some point) due to a lack of my own money, but I went ahead and got it when I was goaded into co-op. So worth it.

#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

fucking play it


i'm the biggest non-conformist who actually enjoys not enjoying the things that are widely enjoyed and critically claimed on the interwebs, yet even I was swept off my feet by that game. i think this is a good enough proof that it's fucking phenomenal
#6 Posted by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -

I agree. I was pretty shocked by how long the game was, and I still have all that co-op to do.

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13169 posts) -

The people claiming the 360 version is terrible because it's not quite as pretty as the PC version aren't mentioning that it sill looks better than most games that came out 2 years ago- it looks fine.

#8 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@ProfessorEss: Me too especially when they were saying that it was going to be roughly two times as long, which just added up to 3 hours.
#9 Posted by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" The people claiming the 360 version is terrible because it's not quite as pretty as the PC version aren't mentioning that it sill looks better than most games that came out 2 years ago- it looks fine. "
I played it on the 360.
Looks great, no tearing and solid frame rate.
#10 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@Cusseta said:
" Although I was a fan of the first Portal, I was reluctant to buy Portal 2 immediately upon release. $60 just seemed a little too much, considering the relatively short "campaign" and co-op experiences.  However, 2 friends of mine (who had preordered and already owned a copy) convinced me to just bite the bullet and get it.  It was absolutely worth it!  The single-player alone is excellent, but if you have any buddies to play co-op with, you're definitely getting your money's worth (Not to mention the fact that the price of Portal 2 has dropped significantly at certain retailers).  For those still on the fence about Portal 2, I think you'll be more than happy with your purchase (if you decide to do so).  Great, great fun (and, IMHO, far superior to the 1st Portal in every way). P.S. - I own a PS3 and a 360, but my friends preordered the 360 version, so that's the one a purchased as well.  The graphics look fine.  I was a little worried after hearing about the difference between the two consoles, but short of a side by side comparison, it will go by completely unnoticed. "
Nah, I'll just wait til it's 5 dollars on Steam in a few months.
@Meowayne said:
" This just in: When you measure the worth of a game by its netto hours, you're a moron. "
This just in: If  you think a game decreases in fun the longer it's been out, you're a moron.
#11 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -
@blueduck said:
" @Cusseta said:
" Although I was a fan of the first Portal, I was reluctant to buy Portal 2 immediately upon release. $60 just seemed a little too much, considering the relatively short "campaign" and co-op experiences.  However, 2 friends of mine (who had preordered and already owned a copy) convinced me to just bite the bullet and get it.  It was absolutely worth it!  The single-player alone is excellent, but if you have any buddies to play co-op with, you're definitely getting your money's worth (Not to mention the fact that the price of Portal 2 has dropped significantly at certain retailers).  For those still on the fence about Portal 2, I think you'll be more than happy with your purchase (if you decide to do so).  Great, great fun (and, IMHO, far superior to the 1st Portal in every way). P.S. - I own a PS3 and a 360, but my friends preordered the 360 version, so that's the one a purchased as well.  The graphics look fine.  I was a little worried after hearing about the difference between the two consoles, but short of a side by side comparison, it will go by completely unnoticed. "
Nah, I'll just wait til it's 5 dollars on Steam in a few months.
@Meowayne said:
" This just in: When you measure the worth of a game by its netto hours, you're a moron. "
This just in: If  you think a game decreases in fun the longer it's been out, you're a moron.
"
I'm with blueduck. 60 bucks to play a low replay value puzzle game? LOL! Quit trying to justify your purchase in this thread.
#12 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

dude it's fucking 35$ right now.  Either buy it or don't.   90% of the people i know who played the game enjoyed it immensely.

#13 Posted by Cusseta (109 posts) -
@Clinkz:
I'm not trying to justify anything.  The game is absolutely worth $60.  The point of the thread is to let people know that it IS worth the $60.  You could easily spend more than $60 in one night bar-hopping with friends and Portal 2 provides man hours of great gameplay.  Take your trolling elsewhere! LOL
#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

The value of the game is in the amount of enjoyment you get out of it, not amount of hours. Also, this game is dirt cheap anyways. Get that shit over at amazon. PS3 version for $35 and you get the free pc code.

#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14072 posts) -

The advice I'd give to people if that if you're really looking to sink your money into a long game and only a long game, Portal 2 may not be that game, however the single player and co-operative player mode of Portal 2 are of a significant size and as far as I'm concerned the quality more than justifies the price.

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