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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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83. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 15:19 Tumbler
 
Pretty sure that valve designed the cross platform play so that a single copy of the game can't play co-op with itself on that copy vs the PC copy (I remember reading about this in articles about portal 2). I believe when you link the PS3 game to your PC steam account, it thereafter requires a different copy to co-op. Which incidentally will make it so used copies don't have the free PC copy, since it was linked to the original PS3, and linked to a steam account (steam accounts are non-transferable).

This is what I was expecting as well but when you play Portal 2 on the PS3 and link the game to your steam account it does not require you to enter a code to enable this. You get online play as long as you have a legit copy of Portal 2 in your PS3. My brother in law could not play from my PS3 against me on my PC, but when I give him the Ps3 copy of Portal he can setup his own steam account and link his ps3 account to that and then he is able to play online and I can then play online with my PC copy that I used the code for.
 
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