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The Orange Box

Discussion in 'Games' started by sputnio, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. sputnio New Member

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    So what did all you guys think of it? personally i loved it and it was def worth the $50.

    Portal - fun, frustrating at points but very, very short

    Team Fortress 2 - wicked fun, no doubt about it

    and of course all the half-life 2, and half-life 2 ep 1 and 2 were very fun to play, just like the whole half-life series!

    so post what you thought about it:)
     
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    It was what I was waiting for. I got the original HL2 when it came out that came with CS:S and HL1. Now I am going to pick this up to get EP1 and EP2 plus TF2 and Portal. My friend that bought EP1 when it first came out is pissed that I am now getting all that for the same price he paid for just EP1. I told him to wait, but he wouldn't listen. I like the fact that I found it at Circuit City for $38 too. :D
     
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    I disagree, I didn't think Portal was all that short. I think Portal was the perfect amount of time with the bonus missions and the regular missions.

    TF2: Best multiplayer game of the year, won't be another game to beat it.

    HL EP2: Lots of surprises, starting to figure out who the G-Man is.
     
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    For the $45 I paid it was definitely worth it. My one grudge is that a week after retail release I could of gotten it for $20 overseas :\
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    portal was way to short i beat it in like 2 maybe 3 hours tops.
    Haven't played anything else yet though
     
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    I started to lose interest in Portal towards the end, that's why I think it was the perfect amount of time.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i kinda did too. the end bored me. :(
     
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    the ending was a bitch, i just wanted it to end and it took forever to lead up to that like 2 minute finale (i think i spelt that right, haha) but great game. TF2 will be the best online multi player game of the year, no doubt about it.
     
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    Yes, but I think the main thing to focus on was how amazing EP2 was!!! EP2 was not only the funnest episode yet, but it also had an amazing plot line with many many questions left to be answered for the next installment.
     
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    poor Eli, only if he had a metal plate in the back of the head instead of a metal leg...
     
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    haha yea, that last cinematic w/ Eli was intense! It was sad to see him go, I'm still not entirely sure why they killed him off, but it definitely set the mood for the next episode... I wonder if there will be a cool way to kill advisors like they did with the striders.
     
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    I almost bought this today. Instead I bought another copy of FEAR(Lost my first copy)
    But I got the gold version so I got the game, and expansion pack.

    I already own HL2 and that's what stops me from the orange box.
     
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    On the topic of Portal, thats one fantastic game and if it can be moded to be played online some how even better. What I also noticed was that on the bonus map section theirs a button that allows you to open up custom maps, if they make it so you can download more maps or make your own map OMG:respect:
     
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    It would be cool if someone made a random maze generator for portal.
     
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    Great idea... Someone with source modding knowledge needs to get on this!
     
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    Its not possible :).
    You can set random spawn points for players, items etc but there is no way you will ever create a random map generator for a Source based game. It would be incredibly resource consuming, and would take an unimaginable amount of time to come up with. There are so many variables to these maps and they absolutely kill a system to render.

    I know, its sad :(
     
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    Portal: Absolutely amazing...new concept rocks...far far too short (I completed it in under an hour on my second run - and with bunnyhopping under 45 minutes)

    TF2: Soooooo much fun :D

    HL2 EP2: I'll tell you when I get off TF2 :p
     
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    I just bought the Orange Box and started installing it last night ...

    If you would like to see if the good Lord has blessed you with the virtue of patience, install it using a 56k modem. :banghead:
     
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    ouch good luck wit that let us know how it is next month!


    so did anyone else here who doesnt do drugs...feel like when they played portal the first few levels you were tripping hard?
     
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    I'd love to be able to play TF2 and Portal ,but im one of the lucky few that appears to get severe motion sickness when playing any HL2 addon/mod :(

    Sold my copy of HL2 on ebay a while back ,gutted as it seemed a great game the little i managed to play of it.

    Have tried many fixes and none seem to work.
     
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    i know someone like that, it sucks. She can't watch her husband play anything fast action. She said herself if it wasn't for the motion sickness from games, she would play them.
     
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    What have you tried? I did some research on that issue and there are many things that people have done to alleviate or elliminate the vertigo.

    On another note, I got the OB all load and installed after many hours of 56K modem goodness.

    Started with HL2. I forgot how fun I had with the gravity gun, and seeing it in 2560x1600 is even better. Having not played a shooter is quite some time, I am happy to report that I am still a pretty fair shot! Not great, but not too bad. :D
     
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    Seems like I'm the only one not in possession of the dam orange box!!! :mad:

    Seems like forever since I touched TF1, I have such an urge to get this dammit haha. I'm going to make it a point to get it once I build a new rig for sure:rockout:
     
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    the xbox 360 version of half life 2 has motion blurr (not alot of it but good enough) that should help with the motion sickness as far as seeing everything moving too fast goes
     
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    Once I get my HL2 CDs back off my mate then I'll be getting this for sure.
    I need to get reacquainted with HL2.

    TF2 does look cool but I don't think I'll be playing it for awhile, at least not until Australia gets some decent damn broadband deals going on.
     

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