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News Valve: No Portal 2 this year

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Episodic content anyone?
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Hmmm... I definitely see where they are coming from, and would agree with any other game... Portal though lends itself so easily to downloadable content though that I think valve area almost shooting themselves in the foot. There would be nothing wrong with making another 20 levels or so for us to play with. Perhaps use some of the cool mechanics that people have come up with in mods.
     
  4. bowman

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    Portal isn't just a toy, it has a storyline and ties in with the HL story. They can't just release levels that would tie into the game. Modders are already making new levels so that's not an issue.

    I look forward to another Portal game that explains how, why, where, etc.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I agree completely with Valve and bowman here - Portal had a story, so chucking out 20 levels wouldn't really work.

    There are plenty of 3rd party maps coming now, so I'd rather see a revolution rather than a respin.
     
  6. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    episodic content for a game that was originally only 3 hours long? I think not. Certainly gonna piss off crowds who have to wait months for an hours worth of gameplay.
     
  7. p3n

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    More of the same would suck, infact I dont think i've really played the portal levels/challenges more than 20 times each - as it is the puzzles can only be so complex - they need to add something completely new!
     
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    i only say to them: "surprise the hell out of me again!"
     
  9. hawky84

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    Let them continue!!! Make another epic!!!

    Plus there are plenty of people making new levels for portal all the time, at places like http://www.myaperturelabs.com/
     
  10. yuusou

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    Completely right what he said.
     
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    what does this mean for HL2:E3?
     
  12. Flibblebot

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    It means that Portal 2 won't be bundled with HL2:E3...:p

    Not quite sure what else you're getting at?
     
  13. steveo_mcg

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    It'll be late? but then i think that statement could be made with or with out portal 2.... See valve time for more info. :D
     
  14. TreeDude

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    I get the feeling we won't see the main character of Portal in HL:2E3. I think Gordan will stumble upon the portal gun without knowing where it came from. Then down the road we will get Portal 2 and it will show what happened.

    Personally I love that Valve doesn't just churn out sequels. Every game gets a tremendous amount of thought and polish. Of coarse that means we get to wait for the next great game, but it makes it well worth it. It is sad that the episodic content didn't go to plan (one every 6 months), but I would rather them keep working on it till it is right, then release a half assed game.

    I am eagerly awaiting Ep3. It is going to rock.
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

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    So far Valve is a company that I find well worth the wait when it comes to there games, as they have yet to disappoint me, so Im sure this will be worth the wait just as much as Episode 3 which Im dying to play.
     
  16. completemadness

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    does it mean they will delay HL2:E3 until Portal2 is done, like they did with HL2:E2
     
  17. johnmustrule

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    I'll be bored waiting.... uhhhh...
     
  18. Mentai

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    Is ep3 even due out this year? I haven't heard any news about it yet... I wouldn't be suprised at all if they released that and portal together at the end of 09.
     
  19. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i hope not, as good as left4dead looks i want portal 2 and ep3 sooo much
     
  20. Flibblebot

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    No, I think it means that HL2:E3 will be released without Portal2 but another (as yet unnamed) title instead.
     
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