Is portal worth it for single player only?

#1 Posted by punisherkaos (281 posts) -

Ok i liked the first portal but im not sure if should buy this game.  None of my friends are getting it and i don't really wanna play co op with random xbla people so i would probably only play single player so im must wondering if the single player is good enough and long enough to justify a $60 or should i just wait for the price of it to drop?

#2 Edited by Truant19 (197 posts) -

Good enough? Yes. Long enough? No, not for my budget. I beat it in under 5 hours, many beat it in 7. If that range is good enough for you, definitely get it. If not, you could always wait till it gets cheaper, or rent it. Its basicly void of other things to do besides co-op. There is no challenge rooms, no advanced testing chambers. Just the story mode and co-op.

#3 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Do you have a second controller? I heard it has split screen and I'm planning to play with my little bro when I get it.

#4 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (1006 posts) -

I am about 2/3 done with the Single-player, and I would say yes. I have spent about 4-5 hours getting there, so I'll clock it around 6-8 hours. Normally I would think that would be to short for a game, but it's just so good I don't mind much. It seems there are a lot of secrets I did not find as well, as my girlfriend said she found a lot of stuff. She spent about 4-5 hours getting 1/3 of it done.
So I am going to just start over again once I beat it.
But yeah, as luce says, I think it's suppose to have split-screen on 360. You should verify that first though.

#5 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8575 posts) -

Maybe i'll rent it one day on consoles and but it when it's dirt cheap on the pc later.

#6 Posted by Deusx (1911 posts) -

Guys I have two questions and I think someone can answer them. First, is local multiplayer supported on the PC version (keyboard and gamepad)? And second, should I play the single player before? I will bring a friend to play with me friday and was going to buy it first thing in the morning. 

#7 Posted by punisherkaos (281 posts) -

Thanks for the info everybody i think im just gonna wait till the price drops a bit.

#8 Posted by Legend (2665 posts) -

It's only 6 hours.. but they're some of the best 6 hours you'll ever spend playing a game. :D

#9 Posted by TMThomsen (2084 posts) -

Yes. Absolutely.

#10 Posted by project343 (2839 posts) -
@Deusx: Coop is meant to be played after the singleplayer campaign, according to the lead writer. After going through the singleplayer, I'd say that makes a fair bit of sense. Certain characters mention how they've been developing a new form of 'science testing' with AI (among further specifics).
#11 Edited by DiscoDuck8k (499 posts) -

I have to say, even being unlikely to play the co-op and finishing the rest in a short time, I'm still damn tempted to get this now. Usually I don't have a problem with waiting, but ugh! So conflicted.

#12 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

I beat the game after about 7 or 8 hours and I loved every moment of it, so much that I played it pretty much non-stop the entire day yesterday, which I've never done with any game before.

Quality-wise I would say it's more than worth the price, but the length is were you might feel it's not really worth it.

So, if you think it's not long enough to justify $60, then just wait until it gets cheaper because this is a game you have to play someday.
#13 Posted by gike987 (1786 posts) -

If you are afraid of spoilers you should get it now. The story is a pretty big part of the game. And spoilers will probably be all over internet in a month or so, just like  with portal 1.

#14 Posted by mracoon (4990 posts) -

Personally, I'd say yes. It took me about 7-8 hours to complete and I enjoyed every minute of it.

#15 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3506 posts) -

It's about 5 hours long for single player. It is an incredible experience, but value depends on your budget I suppose. You should play the first game if you haven't already. Portal 2 will still be great for you in a few months if you decide to wait, as long as you avoid spoilers as much as possible.

#16 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@Truant19 said:
 Its basicly void of other things to do besides co-op. There is no challenge rooms, no advanced testing chambers. Just the story mode and co-op. "
Lame :(
#17 Posted by Korolev (1746 posts) -

It really depends on how much you liked the first one. If you really liked the first one (as I did), then Portal 2's singleplayer is just fine. If you only moderately, or only half-heartedly liked it, then you might want to wait for a price drop. 

Personally I think it was worth every penny of the 80 Australian Dollars I spent on it (and our dollar is currently worth a bit more than the USD), and I haven't even touched the Co-op campaign (but plan to do so eventually). I was extremely happy with my purchase, and I think you will be too. Again, depends on how much you liked the first one. 

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