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Day 22: I don’t blame you

I don’t like this thing.

Before you freak out and get all pissed at me, let me explain myself. Portal, and therefore, Portal 2 are great, great games. Don’t get me wrong. The problem I have is with the pretentious attitude of the game developers on release.

The game is even shorter than Portal, taking as little as 4 hours, and the biggest pet peeve of mine:

DLC UPON RELEASE.

Valve, WHAT THE FUCK. What, not getting enough money from TF2 crates and DLC for other games you developed that you have to have DLC on RELEASE.

-WHAT THE FUCK-

It makes it blatant that they’re exploiting it for money, which is disheartening.

Edit: Okay, kids. I understand that some of my views on this game are groundless and incorrect now. Guess this is what happens when you don’t double check your facts during a speech or something.

I suppose the real reason I harbor sort of a grudge towards it, is because portal for me was great standing alone. I just feel like anything story wise added onto it would feel clunky.

Also, generally, I look at the aesthetic of a game, and then try to push it to a limit. I try to solve puzzles quickly- as quickly as I can. It has nothing to do with not appreciating the work that developers do, at all. It has to do with just how you, personally, enjoy the game.

Though I do like the idea of co-op.

I do stand by my point of paid downloadable content is greedy upon release, though. No matter how pretty or good a game is, you can release that content for your users, dangit. Free.

I GUESS I’M JUST A CHEAP BASTARD! :B

  1. theoraclenayru reblogged this from azureanomaly and added:
    I dunno if you’re like a super speedy player, or if I’m slow as dirt but I REALLY DON’T think this is as short as...
  2. youspookybastard reblogged this from azureanomaly and added:
    How so? I realize I’m not a super speedy player or anything, but single player took me somewhere between 8 - 10 hours,...
  3. vault113 reblogged this from azureanomaly and added:
    Buy the PS3 version and get it on PC and OS X for free via Steam. That doesn’t sound like money greed to me. Lots of...
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