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Great Value for Money!
on 20 April 2013
I initially purchased this to complete the Half-Life 2 cycle, believing Episode 3 would be just around the corner...
Valve seem to have gone all quiet on this, and my thoughts now is that Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 will become a joint sequal to both games.
Nevertheless, Half-Life 2 didn't fail to disappoint, offering innovative and original gameplay, especially with the gravity gun.
Its a long game, so you'll get some good gamplay out of it, especially with the 2 episodes attached.
Remember: don't go in Ravenholme without a torch!
The real bonus for me however, was the online game Team Fortress 2. When I'd seen trailers online I thought it looked like rubbish graphics and basic gameplay. How wrong could I be! There are 9 classes, each with their own unique function, from the back-stabbing spy to the medic or scout. Each has its own playing style and tactics. The cartoon graphics merely add to the amusement of this game.
The game is easy to pick up, but with much room for expertise, and quickly addictive, with multiple game formats, my favourite being "Payload" where one team has to move a bomb along train tracks into the enemies' base. There is also a cool item system where you can customise your chosen class, particular with hats!
Portal was the other main attraction to this boxset. The premise is simple: use your portal gun to out of the rooms in a very loose escape plot. However, its not that simple. There are switches, sentry droids and other obstacles which mean you have to "think with portals" to complete this one. Its a short game but great fun - I completed it in 5 to 8 hours I think.
Overall this boxset is great value for money.
Whilst these may be considered "older" games, they are still some of the best I've ever played!