View Full Version : Having never played it should I get Portal off of XBLA this week?

10-19-2008, 09:45 PM
Last year all you heard in the gaming community was Portal references over and over again. I wanted to play it, but just never got around to it. Now it hits XBLA next week for 15 bucks (along with extra content). On the other hand though Orange Box is down to around 30 bucks if you know where to look and it comes with four other complete games. In all honesty I really only want Portal, but I've never played the Half Life games either (I have little interest in Team Fortress 2, because I suck at online multiplayer. I love the art style though).

What do you guys suggest?

10-19-2008, 10:05 PM
if you just want portal you should just get it. you only live once man and 15 bucks in a life time isn't all that much compared to the sweet ass song that is at the end of portal that you can only truely appreicate if you beat the game.

Jonathan Callan
10-19-2008, 10:40 PM

10-19-2008, 10:46 PM
do you enjoy fun? if your answer is yes, then BUY THIS MUTHA FUCKING GAME!!!

Stupid ape
10-19-2008, 11:06 PM
Hey, if you can find the orange box for as cheep as you say you can, then I would recommend that one for sure. The Half Life 2 games are amazing, and you get Portal. I don't play TF2 either, but c'mon, 4 out of 5 aint bad! Besides, 30 bucks for 5 games (6 bucks a game) is a better deal than 15 bucks for one.

Brewtown Andy
10-19-2008, 11:32 PM
I voted yes, but if you can find Orange Box for $30, go that route.

10-19-2008, 11:34 PM

10-19-2008, 11:43 PM
I voted yes, but if you can find Orange Box for $30, go that route.

Orange Box is only $27.99 on Amazon right now. That's free shipping and no tax too of course. Even though there's an onslaught of games coming, that's a really great deal. Maybe I'll just hold out even longer, and wait for Orange Box to hit the magic $19.99 price tag.

10-20-2008, 05:55 AM
Get Orange Box dude. And play Half Life 2 first. Because it will give you much more appreciation for Portal. All of the games in the Box are amazing.

10-20-2008, 05:59 AM
Orange Box.

11-16-2008, 10:56 AM
Well...despite the fact nearly all of you said to download it off of XBLA, I went the other route and got Orange Box. It just made more sense to me, and the right deal came along.

Someone over at CAG posted this link.


Unfortunately it seems like that price is not in the Target system. I got what seemed to be a pretty disgruntled employee and he glumly replied "I'll just change it to 19.99". So it's YMMV if you're interested in a cheap Orange Box. But to my surprise, it's actually dropped to 19.99 on Amazon right now as well. So I think you will all agree paying 15 for Portal alone doesn't make much sense. Five bucks for three Half Life games and Team Fortress 2 is ridiculous.

Edit - Ahhh now I see that the 19.99 price at Amazon is through Target. It all comes full circle.