Reviews and Problems with Half Life 2: The Orange Box
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The Orange Box (PS3)
9 January 2008
Excerpt: The Orange Box is as close to a must buy title as it gets for PS3 owners. It features five incredible games that are worth buying individually; heck, for Team Fortress 2 alone, I'd thrown in my first-born as well.
Pros: Five incredible games in one awesome package. There are dedicated servers for TF2.
Excerpt: The Orange Box from Valve is a real bargain for anyone yet to be sucked into the Half-Lifestyle erm, style. Maybe that should be Half-Life lifestyle... Whatever, The Orange Box - The most complete HL collection yet - should not be passed up. What do you get for your money...
Conclusion: Gamers have been waiting a long time for Team Fortress 2. Initially slated for release shortly after Half-Life (1) was completed, the project kept being pushed back, until this year when Valve unveiled the all-new Team Fortress 2.
Conclusion: Half-Life ‘s episodic content has definitely pushed forward the concept of designing large story-lines in nice, digestible chunks so as to allow major revelations and plot twists to sink in, while at the same time allowing for further development of the franchise itself, including graphic updates...
Excerpt: When I was asked to review The Orange Box, I immediately had the feeling it would somehow be the easiest review I had ever done, yet also the most difficult. How exactly to quantify a package that offers you five (count them, FIVE) games from one of the most respected developers the industry has...
Conclusion: There are other smaller issues with the game worth mentioning: exceedingly long load times, the occasional lockup and freeze, and a 3D map that gives away the location of every single enemy in a level. Of course, it’s not all bad.
Pros: Clever trust system; exciting scripted events; fun multiplayer.
Cons: Gameplay not as open-ended as it could be; clunky control scheme; long load times.