Conclusion: This box set give you all HL2 games to date with the mind-puzzling Portal and the carnage Team Fortress 2. The games are far better for the 360 for me than the Pc. This may have be the only game that has took me out of Halo 3 for a long time. Graphics are awesome, game play is the typical FPS that i love, and the sounds are good.The character reactions are far too real and the voices are perfect.This is a perfect Hl2 to keep you waiting for episode 3.
Conclusion: When it comes to marketing genius, Valve wins the five star award. Five quality games for the price of a new one. We all know the hype about Half Life 2 and its sequels (which I had never played) and what they're about. The Half Life 2 pack is fantastic. Portal is one of the most innovative games ever developed. I have no idea why so many people don't seem to enjoy it.
Conclusion: The Orange Box brings together one of the best games released within in the last three years and its two expansions and even throws in two other awesome games. Half Life 2: This game was released in 2004 and is still fun to play. When your playing it doesn't even seem like a three year old game. The graphics look good, the gameplay is intense and fun, and Half Life actually has a great storyline unlike most ventures into the FPS genre lately.
Conclusion: Once I got started messing around with the Orange Box I asked myself, how does one really review such a thing? Instead of one game, the Orange Box gives us a compilation of Valve classics including: Half Life 2 and the succeeding two episodes (3 is on the way), Portal, and Team Fortress 2.
Summary: Really there isn't anything like it on XBLA. If you never have played it on the PSP, which I hadn't, you need to grab this game on XBLA. At 10 dollars its a steal, I grabbed it when it was full price around launch. The basic gameplay is like this. You have set puzzle pieces, like Tetris however they'll always be 4 pieces in a square, that you have to arrange either by rotating to the left or right to make a minimum of 4 corresponding colored/patterned squares adhere to...
Conclusion: What can I say that hasn't already been said? Not much, but I'm gonna give it the ol college try. For a guy like me who pretty much lives on a limited income, Valve certainly hit a homerun. 5, yes count them, 5 games in one. And not just scaled down graphically and audibly, but full versions on one disk. I've been a fan of the Half-Life series from the get-go, and now that I have the ability to play them on my much loved XBox 360, im pleased as punch.
Conclusion: Just got the orange box earlier and spent a few hours playing it. I would have almost spent the full price for just Team Fortress, its even better than the venerable TFC. Add to that, a neat little puzzle game called Portal, and the episodes 1 and 2 that I'd never played before and its a great value. I can't say enough about Team Fortress 2.
Excerpt: Lumines is a downloadable Tetris style arcade game available on Xbox 360 Live Arcade. The Game ------------- The point of the game is to place blocks that consist of 4 colour squares into blocks according to colour, once a block is made all of the same colour, it disappears. For exapmle, a block may have 3 white squares and 1 orange square. To make room, you would have to arrange them on other falling blocks to have 4 or more orange or 4 or more white.
Excerpt: This goes down in my books as one of the best Xbox Live Arcade titles out there. It takes minutes to begin playing and have fun, whilst it takes hours of hard work to truely master. The gameplay itself is similair to Tetris, although the player has to combine blocks of colour in groups of 4 or over in order to score as many points as possible. It is extremely addictive. There is also a Puzzle Mode and a Time Attack Mode to vary the style of gameplay.
Pros: Great graphics, lower price than before, fun music, lots of downloadable content .