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ultimaton 04-26-11 08:29 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 
Just finished the single player, beat the co-op over the weekend. Probably my favorite game to come along in a long while.


Originally Posted by edstein (Post 10742945)
I'm not sure why they added bridges because they're basically the same as tunnels.

I felt they had sufficiently different mechanics, especially once you have to start using bridges as shields or the tunnels to "grab" objects, that I wasn't bothered by their similarities.

pinata242 04-26-11 08:56 PM

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I don't remember bridges putting things in a state of perpetual motion.

fumanstan 04-26-11 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by discostu1337 (Post 10743488)
Portal, sadly, will be nowhere near GOTY. It's awesome, but not popular like Call of Duty or anything. My guess is LA Noire since Rockstar always wins GOTY, or maybe Gears 3. Skyrim has a chance, but the other 3 you mentioned do not.

For me, personally, it will be Battlefield 3, Saint's Row or Batman :)

I think people were talking more personally, but even then I imagine it'll get a lot of love from major gaming sites. It's got a pretty big following.

pinata242 04-26-11 10:12 PM

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Stephen Merchant deserves a lot of praise for bringing Wheatley to life, even if it's just Stephen Merchant. It's so natural and so well-integrated that, to me, it's really perfect casting and execution.

edstein 04-26-11 10:43 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by pinata242 (Post 10743883)
I don't remember bridges putting things in a state of perpetual motion.

Make the tunnels bullet proof and you don't need bridges.

pinata242 04-26-11 11:09 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by edstein (Post 10744046)
Make the tunnels bullet proof and you don't need bridges.

Make the bridges reversible treadmills and you don't need tunnels.

discostu1337 04-27-11 01:30 AM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 
Finally got my Professor Portal achievement tonight. Now to finish all of co-op test 4 without dying and I'm 1000/1000!

foxdvd 04-27-11 01:41 AM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by discostu1337 (Post 10743488)
Portal, sadly, will be nowhere near GOTY. It's awesome, but not popular like Call of Duty or anything. My guess is LA Noire since Rockstar always wins GOTY, or maybe Gears 3. Skyrim has a chance, but the other 3 you mentioned do not.

For me, personally, it will be Battlefield 3, Saint's Row or Batman :)

You don't think Mass Effect 3 and Uncharted 3, both games in series that have won many game of the year awards, don't have a chance to win game of the year? :hscratch:

glassdragon 04-27-11 02:12 AM

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Finished co-op tonight, was kind of disappointed that it just ended after all that. Was hoping for more.

mattysemo247 04-27-11 10:43 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 
Stopped by the library tonight and was surprised they had this to rent already. Perfect timing since I just finished the first one over the weekend.

edstein 04-27-11 11:49 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by pinata242 (Post 10744088)
Make the bridges reversible treadmills and you don't need tunnels.

Fail.

First, the bridges can't carry gel and second, they can't be used for vertical travel. Bullet proof tunnels for the win.

foxdvd 04-28-11 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by edstein (Post 10746152)
Fail.

First, the bridges can't carry gel and second, they can't be used for vertical travel. Bullet proof tunnels for the win.

Nothing better than dancing in front of a bullet proof tunnel and getting an achievement..

:banana:

pinata242 04-28-11 12:29 AM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by edstein (Post 10746152)
Fail.

First, the bridges can't carry gel and second, they can't be used for vertical travel. Bullet proof tunnels for the win.

Fail.

First, the tunnels can't be coated with usable gel and second, they can't be used for standing still. Tunnels and light bridges living together in harmony for the win, you monster.

Tscott 04-28-11 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by edstein (Post 10746152)
Fail.

First, the bridges can't carry gel and second, they can't be used for vertical travel. Bullet proof tunnels for the win.

You can put gel on the bridges though. It's used a couple times in co-op.

Also co-op features the need to travel by tunnel and block turrets with light bridges, which requires teamwork. That would be lost if the tunnels were made bullet proof.

squidget 04-28-11 12:51 PM

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Man, I really enjoyed this game! The dialogue was great and the voice actors (JK Simmons being my favorite) fit perfectly. Finished single over the weekend, should finish co-op this weekend.

PS - http://spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccee.com/

edstein 04-28-11 12:58 PM

Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360
 

Originally Posted by squidget (Post 10746825)
Man, I really enjoyed this game! The dialogue was great and the voice actors (JK Simmons being my favorite) fit perfectly. Finished single over the weekend, should finish co-op this weekend.

PS - http://spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccee.com/

The Mantis Men bit kills me every time. :lol:

RichC2 04-29-11 09:52 AM

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I finally finished this last night, Loved most of it but I'm going to have to go against the popular consensus and say the single player mode was a little too long -- you could feel the padding in spots and it kind of dragged down the pace.

Would have loved a slightly shorter single player campaign but have them add a single player puzzle mode (or some of the levels GladOS made and kept as souveniors.) I would say it took me around 8 hours to finish it off, which is pretty much average these days.

Groucho 04-29-11 10:08 AM

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If you listen to the commentary, a lot of the "padding" fell into a couple categories:

1. Training and hints for the next puzzle
2. Breaks for the player, chances to show off the world / advance the story.

I love the commentary Valve does for their games. I wish more development houses would follow suit.

Ghym 04-29-11 05:03 PM

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Free Portal 2 DLC coming this summer. New test chambers, leaderboards, and challenge modes.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/04/29/fi...s-this-summer/

glassdragon 04-30-11 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Ghym (Post 10749068)
Free Portal 2 DLC coming this summer. New test chambers, leaderboards, and challenge modes.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/04/29/fi...s-this-summer/

The ps3 ones after this will probably continue to be free as valve has said they don't like to charge for dlc only doing so because on L4D and such MS MADE them do it. First dlc on 360 is always free and every one from what I hear after is required to have a price as per microsoft agreement.

That was one of the things that spurned newell's harsh words recently about 360.

TheBigDave 05-01-11 03:31 AM

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Amazon Deal Of The Day

Portal 2 (360) - $34.99
Portal 2 (PC) - $29.99

PS3 version is out of stock right now.

DVDChris 05-01-11 10:03 AM

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looks like Kmart is selling it on their website as well for $34.99
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...1&blockType=G1


For those with the PS3 version, can you access the STEAM version without having put the disc in the PS3?

I'm asking because I don't have a PS3 yet, but that version seems like the one to get.

josepotato 05-01-11 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by DVDChris (Post 10751102)
For those with the PS3 version, can you access the STEAM version without having put the disc in the PS3?

I'm asking because I don't have a PS3 yet, but that version seems like the one to get.

No, you have to start Portal 2 on the PS3, then link your PSN and Steam accounts, then connect to Steam on your PC while Portal 2 is running on your PS3.

Decker 05-01-11 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by josepotato (Post 10751114)
No, you have to start Portal 2 on the PS3, then link your PSN and Steam accounts, then connect to Steam on your PC while Portal 2 is running on your PS3.

And before you do any of that, you need to have PSN up and running first. I'm still waiting..... :grumble:

Groucho 05-01-11 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by josepotato (Post 10751114)
No, you have to start Portal 2 on the PS3, then link your PSN and Steam accounts, then connect to Steam on your PC while Portal 2 is running on your PS3.

This isn't how it worked for me. I had to link my PSN account to Steam on the PS3 version of the game, and then enter a code into Steam on the PC side.


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