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Author: Halon
Posted: August 05, 2008 (09:23 AM)
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Good review. I pretty much agree with this one (though I would be a bit harsher, maybe a 7); it's definitely a breath of fresh air and was a lot of fun for the hour and a half it lasted. The problem was that was it's short and the replay challenges were pointless, since the game's creativity comes from the uniqueness of the levels and not skill challenges.

Here's hoping the next installment is deeper and takes more than a fee hours to complete!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 05, 2008 (09:29 AM)
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There's too much FPS love around this site right now. This needs changing.

Let's talk about Doom 3.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: August 05, 2008 (09:29 AM)
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I thought the length was perfect. The pacing simply couldn't have endured another hour. I also think that replaying it for the story, and not for the challenges, is entirely plausible, insofar as I have replayed it half a dozen times for just that occasion. It's a game people will remember and talk about years from now, which is more than can be said of most other games these days.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: August 05, 2008 (02:01 PM)
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"too much FPS love..."

Portal isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, a first-person shooter. It's a first-person puzzle-em-up adventure game.

Yes, I have invented this genre right now.


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Author: Halon
Posted: August 05, 2008 (02:30 PM)
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I agree that the formula couldn't have worked for much longer but as it was it's too short. Hopefully Valve will come up with a way to make the concept fun for 5-8 hours with Portal 2.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 05, 2008 (04:20 PM)
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I liked the extra challenges. some of them, anyway, trying to do it with the least portals was great and doing it fast was ok, but the "least steps" one got a bit lame.


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