Wednesday, 20 April 2011 08:35

Portal 2 taking hits over paid DLC

Written by David Stellmack


Valve releases $80 worth of day one content
Despite the fact that Portal 2 is racking up some of the best reviews so far in 2011, it seems that the user community that has purchased the game so far isn’t exactly happy with one aspect of the release. The grumbling is coming from the pay downloadable content that Valve has released in conjunction with the game.

Normally, players don’t have problems with at least some DLC being made available on day one, but Valve has stepped into a new realm with the developer releasing $80 worth of downloadable content with the game. Many players are wondering why more of this content didn’t make it into the actual game that they already have paid $60 for. (We have to admit that this is a fair question!)

It also seems that players are more than unhappy that the single player campaign mode can be completed in about 7 hours, while the co-op campaign mode can be completed in about 4 hours or so. If you happen to be playing Portal 2 on the PC, you will continue to be annoyed by a message that says, “Please don’t turn off your console,” during the save process. Of course, PC Portal 2 players claim that this is clear evidence that Portal 2 is a port from the console version of the game.

While it is clear that the game has a good story and is a compelling title, backlash from the players could end up hurting the title. It does seem that the talk and disappointment might be a bit much; but we have to think that we are seeing more of a trend with developers getting downloadable content out early on day one to increase sales. We will have to see how this shakes out, but from what we can tell you Portal 2 is a fine title and worth the time to check out.
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+44 #1 thomasg 2011-04-20 09:08
"Many players are wondering why more of this content didn’t make it into the actual game that they already have paid $60 for. (We have to admit that this is a fair question!)"
I agree 100%
 
 
+27 #2 Zone 2011-04-20 09:15
Seriously Valve WTF man.

A friend of mine JUST bought the game, he completed it the same day in 6 hours total.

Now when I heard that I said "really WTF, I thought the game was suppose to be a brainbeater but apperently its not" and now I read that the co-op is even SHORTER?!?!, WTF VALVE seriously?

And then that console message and my friend did tell me the game had to load very often.

Valve, what are you doing?
 
 
+31 #3 Zone 2011-04-20 09:20
And about that day one DLC bullshit, STOP THAT SHIT DEV'S!!!!
For god sake don't you hear the complaints, are you guys deaf?
Here is how you do DLC:
1. When you are done with the game STOP making extra stuff.
2. Bring out the game and patch what needs fixing, balance, performance, functions stuff like that.
3. After about 2-3 month's ASK your buyers what THEY would like to see added to this game and THEN go make DLC of THAT.

Its not that hard people, come on.
 
 
+20 #4 HellFlyer 2011-04-20 09:25
It seems Valve is becoming super greedy like EA. Remember what they did with DA 2? First useless potato sack that was suppose to help launch the game earlier but failed to do so and now this stupid DLC that only brings some lame moves for co-op play?

I was tempted to pre-order it but I'm really glad I didn't
 
 
+17 #5 leftiszi 2011-04-20 09:28
DLC on day one = LAME and I am not buying.

Although I am still waiting for my Portal 2 key, if such DLC exists, it's SKIDROW time for me baby. That should teach them a lesson. That's why they need draconian copy protections? To sell the same crap to us? Well FRACK you Valve and everybody that moves this way.

Still, I don't see any such announcement on my steam account. Where did you guys see that?

Could someone share a screen cap with us?
 
 
+13 #6 123s 2011-04-20 10:40
Eww, day one DLCs and the playtime...hoped that it could be game of the year but looks like its not the case.

Oh well there is still Witcher 2 :)
 
 
+1 #7 Psykosis 2011-04-20 10:48
Fudzilla, you fail again.
There IS NO DLC.
All you can buy is hats, glasses, and other cosmetic changes. Nothing that even remotely resembles DLC. You should all be hanged for spreading completely unfounded and untrue rumours about one of the (if not THE) most supportive, fair and honest game devs still out there, who have always vowed to keep DLC free (so as to NOT charge you extra on top of the game's retail price for content that should've been included). Next time, and I know this is a radical suggestion for this site, but next time why don't you try and actually investigate such claims before you copy-paste and post them.

For shame!
 
 
-2 #8 blesner 2011-04-20 11:09
Quoting leftiszi:
DLC on day one = LAME and I am not buying.

Although I am still waiting for my Portal 2 key, if such DLC exists, it's SKIDROW time for me baby. That should teach them a lesson. That's why they need draconian copy protections? To sell the same crap to us? Well FRACK you Valve and everybody that moves this way.

Still, I don't see any such announcement on my steam account. Where did you guys see that?

Could someone share a screen cap with us?


Wow so you actually admit your a piece of shit?
 
 
-9 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-04-20 11:30
This is major news and a shock to reviewers that gamers "disagree" with the average 9.5 score? Fudzilla says 7 hours single player, I read 4hrs elsewhere. "If you happen to be playing Portal 2 on the PC, you will continue to be annoyed by a message that says, “Please don’t turn off your console,” :D Waaaahahahaha!! ! Thats classic!
 
 
+15 #10 NickThePrick 2011-04-20 11:31
That DLC crap is seriously getting on my nerves. DLC this, DLC that, pre order now for exclusive DLC. [censored] that.
I really miss the good old expansion pack days, where you eagerly waited a year and a decent disc would come out which gave your fav. games another 10 hours of life and more.

And then theres the other sort of pricks who make sure you cant mod their games. COD anyone ?
Nah really, I'm passing on most titles nowadays. Lets wait and see what id Software has in store this year.
 

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