Saturday, 16 April 2011
Portal and Valve
So I played the entirety of Portal 1 again today seeing as Portal 2 is coming out in about 75 hours and what I discovered/remembered was that Portal 1 is a really short game, it took me around an hour to complete it playing normally. However even during that quick playthrough I remembered how good the game was, story/gameplay/graphics/everything, and this told me two things, that 1) games don't have to be long to be good (Portal 1 has been speedran under 10 mins), and 2) Valve really knows how to make games.
Another thing Valve is really good at is making people buy their games.
Now this is a special event that will get people to buy a bunch of games off steam, but almost every day Steam also has amazing sales for the games it sells. This is especially true around the festive seasons.
I've found myself countless times buying a game that I'd never thought of buying just because it was only $5.99 on steam, even buying copies for my friends! Good play Valve.
Oh yeah, Portal 2
So, a short while back I pre-ordered the two pack of Portal 2, going halves on one copy as a gift to a friend with another friend. So I'm rather excited about Portal 2 and hope that it will be a longer game with more to keep me playing it, in other words, the co-op.
Who else is looking forward to Portal 2, going to play it on the release date? going to play the co-op? Want to play co-op with me?
PS. Anyone who wants to play co-op with me or whatever else, just leave a comment with only your steam account, I'll pick it up through moderating, not publish it and add you.