Mike Kolb "Gamer, Movie Enthusiast & Musician", Amazon
8 April 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: I loved this game for the PSP, but this is just a skeleton version of it. They make you pay even more money to upgrade and play things like "vs Computer" and the puzzle mode..... and so on.... Although it is still Lumines, it just feels half assed.