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Portal 2 User Review Backlash

The reviews of the PC edition of Portal 2 on Metacritic reflect the unhappiness of some users with Valve's just-released puzzle sequel. While the game boasts a 95 score based on critics' scores, the user score has dropped to 7.3, as there are 101 negative reviews as of this writing, many of them giving the game a zero. GamesIndustry.biz (registration required) summarizes the situation:

The complaints appear to come primarily from PC users, upset that the game is a console port - and even includes references to turning off the 'console' when saving. Most anger, though, seems to be directed at the online store - which is already filled with downloadable content.

The volume of day one downloadable content seems to have come as a surprise to many PC users, unused to the console-style arrangement. They have also expressed disappointment at the game's short running time and the controversial ARG promotional campaign - which tempted players into buying unrelated indie titles.

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62. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 14:23 TheRedfox
 
It plays like any Valve game; I'd hardly call it a port, just a multi-system release. There were a few twitch type puzzles in the 1st game that aren't in the 2nd. They would've been very difficult to do with double analog controllers so I can see how the game is rigged to play on both PC and console. The portals also seem to auto-align their angle in the new game (another feature that would make it easier for console controls). Both these changes would also help anyone who never plays FPS games on the PC too, so even they couldn't be called pure console stuff.  
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