Let me first say that I play a lot of game, a lot. I found Episode 2 to be very boring. Maybe it is just me, but I'm so bored with the series in general. HL2 and each episode are just the same thing over and over. TF2 isn't so bad, but multi-player frag fests bore me. Most of the time the experience is just a bunch of people running around with little to no organization.
Portal on the other hand was new, interesting, and most of all fun. If there was an award for "best end-game credits" Portal would win hands down; if only Portal lasted longer than a few hours.
I know there are a lot of HL fans out there, clearly gamespot is one of them, but my personal opinion is that your money would be better spent on Jericho, or Hellgate London (the beta - not the demo - was awesome).
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