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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    I don't care what Square or anyone else says, I'm never pronouncing his name as Teedus.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

    MAKES U THINK MUNKUS

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  • FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    I have essentially never played any FF game and am only aware of that clip through mocking cultural osmosis and I'm pretty sure this is the first I've ever heard that it's supposed to be shitty forced laughter.

    It's not actually going to suddenly change my opinion on FF games or anything, as I bounce off them for entirely different personally subjective reasons, but I infinitely prefer criticising them in my head for what they actually are, as opposed to a leading out-of-context strawman caricature of their faults.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

    MAKES U THINK MUNKUS

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Ok now let's discuss the lore implications of how when Tidus appears in World of Final Fantasy he does the exact same laugh without that context. In this TED talk I will...

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    I've been playing Gears 5 and several things stand out:

    - There's like 50 layers of fluff between you and the campaign for all the online stuff it's wild. Somehow I got several achievements for doing something in multiplayer immediately.
    - It's quite funny how all the male characters share the same basic model so almost every single person is built like a refrigerator.
    - The 'last time on Gears' explained nothing to me, I'm so many twists behind.

    Overall fine game, basically exactly what I recall from playing the first way back, but nicer to look at.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

    Ten thousand years ago some asshole started thinking and now I have to pay fuckin rent.

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

    Ten thousand years ago some asshole started thinking and now I have to pay fuckin rent.

    Oh, thinking started far before that, Munkus...

    Really it's all DNA's fault.
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

    Ten thousand years ago some asshole started thinking and now I have to pay fuckin rent.

    Oh, thinking started far before that, Munkus...

    Really it's all DNA's fault.
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

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    Sounds like im makin u think

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    I'll have you know my special talent is ignoring prompts to think

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    I have spoken before about how one of my favorite and most personally important things in a game (board or video) is how well it evokes the vibe or mood or feeling of doing a thing, particularly a thing I might never get to do myself - flight simulators that feel like really flying a plane, strategy games that feel like leading an army or a nation - or similarly games that powerfully evoke the spirit of the book/film/etc they're based upon

    in this regard, Lord of the Rings Online, having multiple quests where you have to Splinter Cell a fresh pie across Hobbiton while avoiding the gazes of watchful fat hobbitses, is a smashing success

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I've been playing Gears 5 and several things stand out:

    - There's like 50 layers of fluff between you and the campaign for all the online stuff it's wild. Somehow I got several achievements for doing something in multiplayer immediately.
    - It's quite funny how all the male characters share the same basic model so almost every single person is built like a refrigerator.
    - The 'last time on Gears' explained nothing to me, I'm so many twists behind.

    Overall fine game, basically exactly what I recall from playing the first way back, but nicer to look at.

    I played that game in co-op, and between how little of the background I understood and my teammates talking all the time I had no clue what was going on. Gorgeous and engaging to play, though.

    And they took away modes that are required for some achievements, and decided to automatically unlock those achievements for anyone who launches the game.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

    Ten thousand years ago some asshole started thinking and now I have to pay fuckin rent.

    Oh, thinking started far before that, Munkus...

    Really it's all DNA's fault.
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

    1m24oin67v5v.png

    Sounds like im makin u think

    Is there a difference between thinking and perceiving? Or are can one claim that "im makin u think" by causing literally any sort of stimuli to occur within Pooro's synaptic cortex?

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  • minor incidentminor incident discount etsy agitprop Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    I don't remember much about Gears 5 other than how it constantly walked you into hilariously obvious traps, but I could ride that sail skiff thing around for hours.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    I have spoken before about how one of my favorite and most personally important things in a game (board or video) is how well it evokes the vibe or mood or feeling of doing a thing, particularly a thing I might never get to do myself - flight simulators that feel like really flying a plane, strategy games that feel like leading an army or a nation - or similarly games that powerfully evoke the spirit of the book/film/etc they're based upon

    in this regard, Lord of the Rings Online, having multiple quests where you have to Splinter Cell a fresh pie across Hobbiton while avoiding the gazes of watchful fat hobbitses, is a smashing success

    Yeah, there's like, what, 12 of those fuckin quests? Those hungry hobbits can smell a pie from half a mile away, I swear to god

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    I don't remember much about Gears 5 other than how it constantly walked you into hilariously obvious traps, but I could ride that sail skiff thing around for hours.

    I'm still not there yet, but I thought that's why I started this! I recall the RPS review being like huh this is actually pretty delightful.

    I feel like frontloading the game with what is as far as I can remember literal copy-pastes from previous Gears games was a bad idea.

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  • NorgothNorgoth cardiffRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    I have spoken before about how one of my favorite and most personally important things in a game (board or video) is how well it evokes the vibe or mood or feeling of doing a thing, particularly a thing I might never get to do myself - flight simulators that feel like really flying a plane, strategy games that feel like leading an army or a nation - or similarly games that powerfully evoke the spirit of the book/film/etc they're based upon

    in this regard, Lord of the Rings Online, having multiple quests where you have to Splinter Cell a fresh pie across Hobbiton while avoiding the gazes of watchful fat hobbitses, is a smashing success

    Apparently the deed from completing all those quests was considered endgame essential at one point because of the recipe it rewarded which is just like, amazing honestly. I’ve also been playing LOTRO and this game has a fucking vibe that’s enthralling.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    I have spoken before about how one of my favorite and most personally important things in a game (board or video) is how well it evokes the vibe or mood or feeling of doing a thing, particularly a thing I might never get to do myself - flight simulators that feel like really flying a plane, strategy games that feel like leading an army or a nation - or similarly games that powerfully evoke the spirit of the book/film/etc they're based upon

    in this regard, Lord of the Rings Online, having multiple quests where you have to Splinter Cell a fresh pie across Hobbiton while avoiding the gazes of watchful fat hobbitses, is a smashing success

    Fuckin fine, I'll download it today.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    make a character on Arkenstone and we can make a fellowship!

  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 15
    make a character on Arkenstone and we can make a fellowship!

    I would be fuckin down for a PA fellowship! I'll go look at what it takes to start one

    edit: huh, you just gotta be level 5 to start a kinship and it only costs 5 silver and 12 copper

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I rolled an elf lore master and they had me casting fireballs and in uninstalled immediately.

    I am too much of a cranky hardass to have fun with LotRO.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    I rolled an elf lore master and they had me casting fireballs and in uninstalled immediately.

    I am too much of a cranky hardass to have fun with LotRO.

    So far I've tried minstrel, captain, warden, and lore master. Only really put any time into the minstrel, and I love yelling at things until they die and playing jaunty tunes on my theorbo. Warden is pretty fun; you input your attack skills in certain orders to determine what your gambit skill becomes. Lore master seems like a typical pet/caster DPS/CC class, and captain seems like a melee pet/support buff/tank class (they get to yell at baddies too, but not as much as minstrels).

    My next character is going to be a beorning, which is both a race that is it's own class. They're basically werebears that fill different roles depending on how you trait them, either DPS, heals/buffs, or tank.

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    thinking? no thanks sonny jim, tried it once, can't recommend.

    Ten thousand years ago some asshole started thinking and now I have to pay fuckin rent.

    Oh, thinking started far before that, Munkus...

    Really it's all DNA's fault.
    Reality is subjective and art is subjective and thus there's a REASON for this debate to be insufferably annoying, and yet it is still insufferably annoying

    Really makes u think

    I sincerely doubt that whatever this post made me feel could be described as 'thinking'

    Anything we perceive or feel is actually just neurons in our brains firing so really everything is thinking, when you think about it

    Really makes u think

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    Sounds like im makin u think

    lol if you think I need to think to copy-paste image quotes on a web forum

    lmao

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited May 15
    sarukun wrote: »
    I rolled an elf lore master and they had me casting fireballs and in uninstalled immediately.

    I am too much of a cranky hardass to have fun with LotRO.

    I know you have problems with LotRO, which I can dig, but that fireball is technically a weird acorn bomb or something.

    it's supposed to be what Gandalf did to scare/attack the wargs in the Hobbit, when they're all hiding in that tree.

    Loremasters do give up on trying to maintain the "casual magic isn't a thing" premise that LotR works on, later on, tho.

    edit:
    Darmak wrote: »
    make a character on Arkenstone and we can make a fellowship!

    I would be fuckin down for a PA fellowship! I'll go look at what it takes to start one

    edit: huh, you just gotta be level 5 to start a kinship and it only costs 5 silver and 12 copper

    I've got a Hobbit Guardian named Bodungo

    friend me up

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    I rolled an elf lore master and they had me casting fireballs and in uninstalled immediately.

    I am too much of a cranky hardass to have fun with LotRO.

    Important thing I remember from when I played LotRO back when it came out. Over level 40 Loremasters get their mastery quest which lets them dual wield a staff and sword.

    So, you know, maybe check it again.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    Finally gotten around to playing Bloodstained and boy, this sure is Castlevania huh. Though, playing this game, I now understand the wisdom behind the old games' terrible knockback on damage and miss it; I sure don't enjoy getting stuck in a pain flinch over and over as I desperately try to get out of the enemy's hitbox.

  • The BraysterThe Brayster UKRegistered User regular
    Why, in the year of our lord 2022, have you all got me wanting to try Lord of the Rings Online?

    *Sigh* *Clicks Download*

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    lotro is very dated and was never particularly fun to play

    but it absolutely understood what middle earth needed to look and feel like

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    With the MMO talk I also poked my head at FF14 some but it looks like I need to buy the game and an expansion and pay a monthly fee?

    Also one of the classes that I thought seemed cool you can’t start the game as?

    I’m a bit confused how to approach
    as someone who has heard it sales pitched as “a good single player story to play through”

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    With the MMO talk I also poked my head at FF14 some but it looks like I need to buy the game and an expansion and pay a monthly fee?

    Also one of the classes that I thought seemed cool you can’t start the game as?

    I’m a bit confused how to approach
    as someone who has heard it sales pitched as “a good single player story to play through”

    MMOs you generally need to pay a monthly fee for access, yes.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    XIV has some good story stuff, but don't get into it for that if you're not down with the MMO trappings because I guarantee you will be disappointed.

    If for no other reason than the good story stuff people talk about requires you to go through at least the entire base game worth of content until you reach the first expansion pack, which is at least dozens of hours and the story in the base game is bad.

    If you do not enjoy the act of actually playing the game, don't bother.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    the past few evenings a friend and I worked our way through the co-op campaign of Portal 2, a game I had never played before (I've played 1 many times, but never took a stab at the sequel for some reason), and we finished it last night

    my searing hot take: it is a very fun puzzle game that manages to be mostly challenging without veering into absolute frustration most of the time, with cute writing and great co-op

    apologies for any minds blown by this extremely up to date and contrarian verdict

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    If you haven't played it, the single player is also a different game from the co-op

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    the past few evenings a friend and I worked our way through the co-op campaign of Portal 2, a game I had never played before (I've played 1 many times, but never took a stab at the sequel for some reason), and we finished it last night

    my searing hot take: it is a very fun puzzle game that manages to be mostly challenging without veering into absolute frustration most of the time, with cute writing and great co-op

    apologies for any minds blown by this extremely up to date and contrarian verdict

    Did you play the single-player campaign?

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    lotro is very dated and was never particularly fun to play

    but it absolutely understood what middle earth needed to look and feel like

    Yeah, it's typical MMO gameplay. But all the little details like the writing and music and landscapes and their obvious love for the setting have really pulled me in. I'll eventually fall off it like I do all MMOs, but for now I'm having fun pretending to be a hobbit minstrel that is also a farmer and cook who is slowly exploring Middle Earth

    And I'm not going to spend any real money on cosmetics, but I've been looking at the wiki and the Farmer's Faire should be coming sometime around August or September. If I'm still playing by then I'm gonna participate to get a bunch of those goodies because they fit my desired aesthetic hard:
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  • H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    With the MMO talk I also poked my head at FF14 some but it looks like I need to buy the game and an expansion and pay a monthly fee?

    Also one of the classes that I thought seemed cool you can’t start the game as?

    I’m a bit confused how to approach
    as someone who has heard it sales pitched as “a good single player story to play through”

    There is a trial that includes the base game and the first expansion. There's a few restrictions on things you can do, but you can try the game out and not worry about purchasing anything or paying a monthly fee. There's also no time limit on it. Just can't level any job past 60 or start the second expansion without turning into a normal paying customer.

    edit: As for the job you want to play. Your one character can be every job. You just have to talk to the trainer to learn the job and then level it up. So if you want to play an expac job that unlocks later you can play something else until you get high enough level to unlock that job and then swap over to that.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited May 15
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    With the MMO talk I also poked my head at FF14 some but it looks like I need to buy the game and an expansion and pay a monthly fee?

    Also one of the classes that I thought seemed cool you can’t start the game as?

    I’m a bit confused how to approach
    as someone who has heard it sales pitched as “a good single player story to play through”

    So there is a free trial that includes the whole base game (known as A Realm Reborn or ARR aka 2.0) and the first expansion, Heavensward (aka HW or 3.0) which contains all the content up to level 60 with no limits on playtime: https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/na/
    When you create a character you'll choose a starting class, that at level 30 turns into the full job and gains new abilities. You can pick up every job on a single character, you can switch at any time with no penalty (in fact, jobs at a lower level than your highest-level job get an XP bonus to help you catch them up). You can choose from the following:
    1. Gladiator (which becomes Paladin) (tank)
    2. Marauder (Warrior) (tank)
    3. Lancer (Dragoon) (melee DPS)
    4. Pugilist (Monk) (melee DPS)
    5. Archer (Bard) (ranged physical DPS)
    6. Thaumaturge (Black Mage) (ranged magic DPS)
    7. Arcanist (unlocks both Scholar (healer) and Summoner (ranged magic DPS))
    8. Conjurer (White Mage (healer))
    (You can also unlock Rogue (which becomes Ninja (melee DPS)) at level 10 in any class but you can't start as it because reasons, and Blue Mage (technically magic DPS but it equips skills learned from enemies you fight so it can fill any role kinda) at level 50 in any job)

    The jobs included in HW (Dark Knight (tank), Astrologian (healer), and Machinist (ranged physical DPS)) are different. They all require you to be level 50 in at least one other job and complete the entirety of ARR and the pre-HW story content before you can unlock them, and then you can start quests to unlock them once you start Heavensward. Instead of starting at level 1 like the ARR classes, they each start at level 30 and don't have a starting class variant.
    Later expansions (Stormblood, Shadowbringers, Endwalker) also have new jobs, however they just require you to own the expansion and get any job up to a specific level to unlock them, they don't require any kind of story progress. These are:
    1. Samurai (melee DPS) and Red Mage (ranged magic DPS) (Stormblood, requires level 50, start at 50)
    2. Dancer (ranged physical DPS) and Gunbreaker (tank) (Shadowbringers, requires level 60, starts at 60)
    3. Sage (healer) and Reaper (melee DPS) (Endwalker. Requires level 70, starts at 70)

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    the past few evenings a friend and I worked our way through the co-op campaign of Portal 2, a game I had never played before (I've played 1 many times, but never took a stab at the sequel for some reason), and we finished it last night

    my searing hot take: it is a very fun puzzle game that manages to be mostly challenging without veering into absolute frustration most of the time, with cute writing and great co-op

    apologies for any minds blown by this extremely up to date and contrarian verdict

    the only thing I find frustrating about the gameplay experience of Portal 2 is in the single-player, where a few puzzles are basically pixel hunts to find pieces of portal-able tile at long distance, but the co-op mode largely avoids that in favor of easily readable and tight Portal 1-style lab ops

    I'd almost say the Portal 2 co-op is the best thing Valve ever made when they were still a game company, though I might have to think on that superlative

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