Portal First? Just bought Orange Box

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by pcypert, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. pcypert macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,
    Just got around to purchasing Orange Box. Have heard so much about Portal. Can I jump straight into this game or do I need to play the HL2 and ep1 first? Just asking because that's the way they're listed on the back of the box.

    Paul
     
  2. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Well... portal mostly has nothing to do with HL2. I actually, played a bunch of TF2, then beat Portal, then more TF2, and now I'm on to HL.
     
  3. Deadaim357 macrumors member

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    Nah man. There's a wicked cool main menu that lets you choose which game you want.
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    This is on my list of games to rent, possibly buy if the price is right.
     
  5. pcypert thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understand you can play any of them you want at any time. Just wondering about storyline and all that. Playing through Halo 3 and Assasins' Creed at the moment as well and not sure I want to do HL2 at the moment and have a thought that portal is a bit shorter?

    Paul
     
  6. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Play Portal first, it's pretty short and it's story is unrelated to HL2, there is only one small reference in there but a clear connection between Portal and the HL universe has not been done yet.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    tbh I bought orange box and have only played portal.

    I've already played through hl2 before though, but can't muster the energy to play through episode 1 & 2
     
  8. luftwaffles08 macrumors newbie

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    did the same thing and just got Orange Box. I highly recommend playing Portal first. It probably will take you 2-3 hours depending on how much time you spend on the advanced puzzles. Since then I have moved onto TF2 and I'm burning through HL2 right now.
     

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