April 20th, 2011
There's no denying the brilliant gameplay of Portal 2. Like the first game, the puzzles are fantastic, and progressively get more head-scratching as the game wears on.
Not everyone is happy though. Although averaging 95/100 among critics, user reviews rate the game at 74/100. Console users, which are charged $10 more, are even more peeved, rating the game at 67%.
No, the game is not buggy. The central issue revolves around the significant price hike. While the first game sold for $15 on PC, the sequel goes for $50. Furthermore, there's upwards of $80 of immediate downloadable content available, which many take issue with.
"Fun, but incredibly short," wrote Casamere. "Not worth the retail price at all. Should have waited until it went on sale."
Of course, there's a clever and seemingly legal hack, that is if you're okay with reselling games.
What do you think? Did Valve get a little greedy this time? Or are these just whiners voicing inane opinions?