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9.25/10 for PS3 The Orange Box from Game Informer

If you have never played any of the fantastic games contained on this one little disc, The Orange Box on the PS3 will blow you away. However, unless you've been under a rock the last few months, you know that The Orange Box came out on two other platforms – the Xbox 360 and the PC. With only one small feature exception (an oh-so-wonderful quicksave not in the 360 version), the game simply plays better on either of those two alternate choices. With that said, it would be easy to get bogged down in some technical issues and miss the larger point by just looking for things to complain about.

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k2d3486d ago (Edited 3486d ago )

Played HL2 on PC and Eps 1, 2 and portal on PS3. Had a equally enjoyable playing-experience on each platform plus analog controls works like a charm.

Drawbacks:
-equally repetitive
-loadtimes

Still, this ones a keep'er

Shankle3486d ago (Edited 3486d ago )

Let me tell everyone something. I've been playing the orange box for the past few days and there are NO framerate problems with it at all. The only issues I have are load times and TF2's susceptibility to lag (although it may have been my net connection which has been a bit erratic recently). The menus are also a bit annoying as when you press the back button it just does nothing for a few seconds. The actual game is absolutely fine though. I've never played half life before and it's brilliant!

PS The quicksave is a godsend.

THUNDERMARE3486d ago (Edited 3486d ago )

I never know that the 360 version doesn't have quick save, why is that?

Lygre3486d ago

I've got The Orange Box on 360 and it does have a quick save function.

waldopepper3486d ago

I think it's slightly different though - it's called Autosave on the 360 and basically does a save every time the action changes from one scene to another (at the same time as the data loads from the disc) - that's why you don't notice any slowdown.

Does the PS3 save during scenes? If so, I think that's unneccessary - saving before each scene is enough for most, but the manual save is pretty quick to do anyways.

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