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The Orange Box (PS3) Impressions: Volume Three

Michael Mcwhertor of Kotaku.com writes:

"Playing through all parts of Valve's The Orange Box for the PlayStation 3--a port handled externally by EA UK--I've experienced quite a ride. I've played through Episode Two, a surprisingly long and enjoyable continuation of the Half-Life 2 story, and revisited Episode One, a game much more challenging and unforgiving than I had remembered from my turn with the PC version. I also burned through the PlayStation 3's version of Portal, a game that plays just as well with a SIXAXIS as with a keyboard and mouse.

I even spent a healthy portion of my time with the original Half-Life 2, a game that still holds up, now three years long in the tooth. The innate gameplay and intangible experience has been great, as it has from the beginning of the Half-Life 2 saga. The technical aspects, however, have been less so.

Despite thinking that I'm a bit of a frame rate snob, turns out I'm not. I've certainly experienced my share of less than optimal moments on my relatively ancient Windows XP machine. Perhaps that's why I was able to mostly overlook most of The Orange Box's frame rate dips on the PlayStation 3. I suppose it's like Shadow of the Colossus on the PlayStation 2. It couldn't hold onto a solid frame rate if its figurative life depended on it, but that doesn't prevent it from being one of the best games of the generation, if not all time, in my opinion.".....

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InMyOpinion3543d ago

Title should read: PS3 Impressions(The Orange Box): Volume Three.

myxomatosis3543d ago

... I mean Mass Effect drops more frames than an inmate during shower hour but it still got over an 9.0 average and is still considered by many the best game for the 360 and game of the year. plus i doubt orange box will have the lovely glich of not being able to move for no reason. or pants on head retarded AI. oh well. orange box is great. frame rate is obviously not that big an issue with a game that has everything else in spades.

mighty_douche3543d ago

Freeman belongs on the PC, better graphics, better frame rates, just better.

The_Engineer3543d ago

seems they are desperate to sell this turd to PS3 owners, sorry boys you gotta try harderd than Valve's dust covered IP's to get my money.

goldenzealot3543d ago (Edited 3543d ago )

yet another FAILURE by the ps3. that brings the total to about the millionth....

gg sony and your $1000 piece of trash (or $599 if you live in america)

achira3543d ago

you sir, are a ignorant piece of sh!t.

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