Is Portal 2 worth getting?

#1 Edited by mamaluigi32 (12 posts) -

I played through the entire first one and loved the play through, but thought it was kind of boring when I tried playing it again the second time. So my question is, is Portal 2 any different from the first

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (12448 posts) -

IMO, the same as the first, but better :o

#3 Posted by Barrock (3553 posts) -

Better, longer, and it has a completely separate co-op campaign.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5736 posts) -

Portal 2 is more elaborate, much longer and much more well written than the first. Like the first, it doesn't really have replayability. So what? Amazing experiences are worth money just as much as something that you can go back to. If you factor in the co-op campaign it's about 4 times the length of the original. Allegedly.

#5 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

I felt it dragged on. I played Portal 1 a few weeks before P2 came out, and I felt P2 should have been more. Many people praise the narrative and plot in P2, but I don't' understand why. Its almost as barren as P1. The puzzles are defiantly more fun, but aside from that aspect it was pretty boring for me.

#6 Posted by reddin (418 posts) -

If you're asking about the replayability then I would say they are about the same, only Portal 2 is longer and has a co-op campaign.

It's a really good experience though, and I personally always enjoy the developers commentary in Valve games for a second playthrough.

So I say it's well worth it, but if you're really not sure you could wait for a Steam sale.

#7 Posted by laserbolts (5372 posts) -
Yes it is worth getting.
#8 Posted by MEATBALL (3516 posts) -

Portal 2 is one of the finest games I have ever played, it's well worth the purchase, that said if you're unsure maybe it might serve you to hold off and purchase it when it inevitably goes super cheap on steam down the road.

#9 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

  5 stars.

It's a bit different from the first. It's mainly a continuation of Portal 1.

#10 Edited by EuanDewar (5107 posts) -

Its a step forward in terms of writing, voice performances and character animation that needs to be experienced. Coupled with the fact that its a pretty god damn clever puzzler to boot and there's always that Co-op if you're into that. So yes, yes it is.

#11 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -

no

#12 Posted by skadave (200 posts) -

I loved this game but i don't think it's worth $60. Forty Dollars is the perfect price for this title.

#13 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

It's what the first was, only more cinematic and better flowing. The humor is better, and it's on the same level in terms of challenge. I'ts my favorite singleplayer game in a long while, you should probably check it out. 

#14 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -

If you're not going to play the co-op, don't pay full price. I got the game for $40 from Gamestop on special, and since I only played the single-player part, still felt a bit ripped off by the price. It's a good game, but the replay value is pretty low. I don't think they filled out the game enough to justify full price. It also has the problem of--in my opinion--being a hell of a lot easier than the first game, despite all the new mechanics. The first game had me scratching my head a few times, but Portal 2 never threw anything at me that slowed me down at all.
 
Don't get me wrong: it's worth playing. But I still think the game's not really worth more than $30.

#15 Posted by AlexW00d (6449 posts) -

Trust me, there is a reason it has a 95 on metacritic.

#16 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1785 posts) -

Yes, yes, yes and ... yes. It's worth getting, and an awesome game. It still is a puzzle game so multiple playthroughs are probably not something you will get out of it (I finished it twice though). But it's a little unfair to fault a puzzle game for being a puzzle game.

And there is the seperate coop. Since we are talking about valve here its pretty safe to assume we will get (free) additional coop maps in regular intervals.

#17 Posted by DG991 (1340 posts) -

meh, its alright.

#18 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

It is worth getting, but it's a one trick pony style of game, once you know how to beat a puzzle thats it.

#19 Posted by The_BIG_FAT_CHODE (27 posts) -

It is worth getting although the campaign and co-op should only take about a month to complete.If your gonna be bored with it after you play everything then just rent it.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

You have no idea how tremendously great Portal 2 is

#21 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -
@skadave said:
I loved this game but i don't think it's worth $60. Forty Dollars is the perfect price for this title.
Why not, if you play co-op you'll get at least 10 hours out of it. 
 
10 quality hours, which is more than I can say for a lot of games released at $60.
 
and well I didn't even pay $60 as I got it on PC, so it made it even more worth the money.
#22 Posted by iDarktread (1189 posts) -
@Barrock said:

Better, longer, and it has a completely separate co-op campaign.

#23 Posted by Nocall (356 posts) -
@mamaluigi32 said:
I played through the entire first one and loved the play through, but thought it was kind of boring when I tried playing it again the second time. So my question is, is Portal 2 any different from the first
The big "perils of summer" sale on steam is coming up. It might be worth it to wait and see if Portal 2 gets a good discount thrown its way.
#24 Posted by craigbo180 (1726 posts) -
@mamaluigi32: It's definitely worth playing and you can probably get it a little cheaper now. Try to ignore the hype it has received, it is a fun game to be sure and if you enjoyed the first you will almost certainly enjoy this game.
#25 Posted by Redbullet685 (6090 posts) -

Its 2.5x the length of the original Portal, and has a completely separate co-op campaign that from what I hear, takes around 7 hours to complete. Also, free DLC.

#26 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

Yes! A thousand times, yes!

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#27 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

You need to experience all of Cave Johnson. 
Oh, and the puzzles are kind of fun too.

#28 Posted by sungahymn (1038 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
You have no idea how tremendously great Portal 2 is
This. Get it.
#29 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

one of the best games of the year, and of recent years? yes... yes its worth getting.

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