IGN has just released it's review of Valve's value packed Orange box. They've done a full review on the entire package as well as individual reviews for each new game included.
woot a 9.5. i cant wait til this comes to ps3
It should be said that this review was of the PC version? Not that I expect the console to be too far from this review.
Why are people disagreeing that he wants the game for his PS3? LOL
@Razzy - I think people are saying they disagree with the part where he says "cant wait til this comes to ps3" -simply because a lot of people believe it will be better on 360. For several reasons. 1. being achievements which is actually a clever thing Microsoft has added to games and has turned gamers into junkies who want bragging rights. (I can't blame them either I too want my gamer points... as silly as that might sound.) I just like having proof that I completed a game. 2. Hooking up with friends, Xbox live does this so easy and nicely that it could be considered a crime if it wasn't so dam sweet. (and by that I just mean even die hard PS3 fans like myself for some reason just can't be mad at that.) 3. Rumble, ohh dear god where is your rumble PS3, yeah it's coming I know but it's not hear yet is it. 4.Ok as if that wasn't enough reasons, how about the fact that the game will not take advantage of any of the PS3's features. Yes people it's sad but this game with use none of the Cell’s SPEs on the PS3, you heard me right none of the 8 will be used. (doesn't really hurt the game in anyway but also doesn't give you a really good reason to buy it for the system unless a PS3 is all you have - and if that's the case then this didn't matter anyway because you where always only going to get the PS3 version) So to make a long story short PS3 will have better games later on as companies start using the CELL's SPEs and taking advantage of the systems resources better as they learn more of how to use them. But for now these games are once again still better on the 360, for now. Simply because of the reasons stated above. But as we start the first quarter of 2008 that's when things will get interesting. As we see more and more games like Killzone 2, and MSG4 which will show off the true systems potential.
that's still not a reason to disagree with him
Probabaly disagreeing because it will never come to the PS3.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thats right, it has been DELAYED............Ahahahhahah ahahahhahahahhahaha want to bet it wont be out until 2008?
Just the review I've been waiting for...I'm getting it tomorrow
4 hours before unlocking on Steam!
Until it comes to the PS3 :)
Why don't you get a life and face it punk... 360 will lose to the PS3 by millions of consoles this generation... and it's just the superior machine that most people want like myself. In 4 years the 360 will be obsolete with PS3 selling at its highest point for still the next 3-4 years... I can't wait to get my PS3 as can many people and many of my friends(we are in our 20's lol) I can't wait.
9.5! 20 +Hours! Hot Damn! im so glad im getting this tomorrow, it should last me till Ace Combat 6!
are Valve running at a loss here or something?? This is like the craziest best deal ever! 5 Games for the price of one! Hot dayummm!
i was going to get it tomorrow but i only own a ps3 and i got shafted by the delay.. if uncharted, cod4, haze or assassin's creed get delayed some body is going to die. im all ready moody about ut3 getting delayed till who knows when..
I'm hopefully picking this up tomorrow. ^_^ Can't wait to play HL2 because I never got it for my PC. Mainly because my PC is just a fancy paper weight that doesn't do anything else but surf the net and collect spyware... >_>
I just thought it was funny that someone disagreed with you. WTF? Anyway, I am getting this game today and I too am in the same boat. My PC was a dinosaur that could never run this game at its full potential. Now for $60 I get the entire series (I did play Half Life 1) plus Portal and TF2. The deal of the century!
This game is a MUST for anyone's collection.
It's the only game out there that has enough diversity to take me from Halo3. bring it on!
maybe it's just me. TF2 looks cool as hell though. HL2 looks old and dated.
Ah...I was hoping they were going to compare the PC version with the 360 version. I already own the PC version of HL2 (bought the $100 platinum version) and Episode 1. Doesn't matter. I'm still buying it. Yes...it is THAT good. Halo (1 2 or 3) can't begin to touch it (well, halo 3 closed the gap a LITTLE bit)
Can't wait to get my TF2 on. CSS can take backseat for a while. :D
9.5 for a PC shooter! :) thats hard to get!
5 games for the price of one. Quite a bargain if you ask me. That Portal game looks very impressive, never seen anything like it. Orange Box= Must have!
"Can't wait to get my TF2 on. CSS can take backseat for a while. :D" Damn right man, I can't wait to get this today, damn CSS for 2 years.
Haha! Just completed Portal! Best fps puzzle game ever! It's SO funny too! So many spoilers but get it quick! There's something at the end I want to get. ;)
Too bad it comes out the 18th, here in Holland.
18th here in sweden too...
If you read the review for 360 version it states graphically its not as good as the 3 year old P.C version. Looks like a direct port from the original xbox version. Suffers from framerate problems also, Im not trolling I am just stating what was said in the review.
You're trolling. It does state that Half-Life 2 looks like a port but that Episodes 1 & 2 are vast improvements. That's not the 360's fault...Valve chose to not update the graphics on the original game. And there's nothing mentioned about framerate issues. There does seem to be an issue with loading times though just like for the original Xbox but I didn't think they were TOO bad on the 180.
Integrity. It takes some guts to give an honest evaluation in a fanboy website. So to take off some of the heat of hate-posts aimed at you in the future, I'll likewise redirect some of it to me w/ a brief synopsis of a PS3 game Heavenly Sword. It gets a 7 out of 10. I docked it a full point for the game's length, a full point for great side levels (the sister's crossbows' levels) but clumisly implemented control scheme for her. And finally, most importantly, I docked it a full point because the game doesn't run smoothly at ALL times. 90% of the time, the game is great. But little bouts of screen shearing and a "jiggly" framerate is inexcusable for any 360/PS3 game. HS is a fantastic game but not quite "AAA" status.
It says that Half Life 2 and Episode 1 have some graphical "enhancements" while Episode 2 looks stunning with some of the best facial animations they have ever seen. I hate to tell you but the PS3 version will be exactly the same! Go back to guarding your bridge troll!
In Xbox360 review "there are mid-level loads that halt the action. Unlike on PC, these loads are not a few seconds, but often 30 seconds to a full minute. " "Even compared to the PC version from three years ago, the visuals for HL2 on 360 aren't stellar" Xbox360 and PC, both version's score is complete same 9.5. Any idea about IGN review will give PS3 version ? I think 9.0.
The link from this article is for the PC, isn't it?
Yes, here Xbox360 review http://xbox360.ign.com/arti... Thier evaluation is always vague. Maybe They add +0.5 automatically as long as Xbox360 title. It's really confusing.
yo, i knew orangebox would be ill
It will be $29.99 on the 360........OUCH..........
Ya you'll have to wait for the ps3 version so that only leaves you with one option pc because you can trust the hardware.
Does anyone now if all the games or on 1 disc, from what ive seen the games look pretty solid.
Yes, it's all on one disc for the 360. I'm holding it right here in my hand.
There are 5 games on 5 disks, I'm getting this for the PC as it will be the best versoin, mods and all. I just have to wait until the 19th October until I can get it. :(
This is not the ps1 people
I think no one can actually pass up on this game...I mean, its the biggest bargain in gaming history! (at least in terms of software)
I am done with Halo 3...viva le orange box
anyone know if TF2 has splitscreen multiplayer or is it just one player online?
I'd love to buy it. But don't know if college funds will permit. Halo 3 is keeping me busy anyway...
I'm gonna be playing Halo 3 and Orange Box alot tbh. Just need to sell of HL2 and HL2:EP1 off to one of my friends and that will be good. Getting it for £26.99 off play.com (PC version) which is an amazing deal for the 3 games that I do want. :D
I really enjoy this game for my PC. I think you get more for your money then Hype 3. I feel Valve gave me more choices and better game play. It is sad that most ppl want play this game because they are playing that other game that is supposed to be good. I hope ppl give this game a chance, and I hope to see you guys live.
Whats a Halo?
Hope the console versions will be almost as great too. This especially means the PS3 version as EA is handling the development on that :(
Because I really didn't care for Halo 3. I really thought Halo 3 sucked and need a new Fps for my 360 until Call of Duty 4 and Jericho comes out.
2 observations. 1. 5 GREAT games in 1 DVD - pretty much sums up the need for Blu-ray. 2. PS3 fans are not disputing this game to be deserving of the AAA score it is getting. Are the graphics better than Halo 3? No. So all those allegations that Halo 3 does not deserve AAA status because the graphics are not the best are simply hypocritical BS hating.
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