And if you don't have the game yet, Lamestop is selling the console version for $40 and the PC version for $30 starting tomorrow.Good luck finding a Lamestop that stocks the PC version, though.
And K-Mart will have the console versions for $35 next week...
Overall, I really enjoyed the game. I think, coming from a few puzzle rooms with a short story tacked on at the end that was tossed into a multi-pack release, they made a phenomenal push at making the sequel a true "game."
If I had one gripe, it was just regarding the pacing/progression. Loading up Portal 2
, I was ready to see what could be really done with this world and, outside of five minutes of story, I was dropped straight back into puzzle grinding. There was nothing wrong with that, but I did have a small "That's it?" moment with regards to the story.
From there, I was thinking it was just going to be puzzles when the second round of puzzles started growing the story element. I probably enjoyed this portion of the single-player game the most - we were starting to see new mechanics in (relatively) harder puzzles coupled with nice bits of story.
At that point, I had reached the top and I was expecting further progression...but then it just kind of went back to some more puzzles. It was just like "Before you can beat the boss, do a third round of puzzles." Then you just do the puzzles and aim for the moon in regards to how quick you can kill the boss. And any more story? Nope, you two and done and gone. Likewise, I think they could have spread out the new items more from start to finish so you were always dealing with something new around the corner.
Lastly, I realize they had a significant uphill battle, but that was the best song they could come up with? I'm glad to be alive, but it would be great to be humming an equally memorable tune as well.
For those that want only puzzles, I think that's probably the hardest thing for them to focus on. With the new tools they gave us, a lot of rooms would be stupidly easy if the ability to use them was not limited to select areas. After all, look at how easy one room was with only some white paint.
Returning my lemons,
RayThis comment was edited on Apr 29, 2011, 18:27.
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