Average User Score: 8.4Aug 17, 2012Not nearly as good as Episode 2, but still well written and a good start to a hopefully/probably good game. Due to the episodic character of the game, this exposition was a bit too short for my taste and there was not yet enough dramatic development.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Aug 17, 2012Despite some logic problems within the plot, a few graphical glitches and evidently superficial interactivity, Episode 2 was surprisingly good and especially well written and that's the most important thing for such a game. I don't want to spoil anything, but everyone who likes a (really) well written story should play this.
Only downside is that the decisions you made in Episode 1 do not matter as much as would be possible, guess the developers are too lazy to implement so many story branches, so the main premise of the gameplay falls a bit flat and the decisions in Episode 2 were not as hard as they had been in Episode 1, however they surprised me more. So everyone who seeks real interactive story evolvement should be warned, but there are few games who can achieve that, very very few. Those who like interesting characters, settings, stories and drama will not be disappointed.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Aug 17, 2012What a grand disappointment this game was. This is definitely no Portal... the puzzles mostly consisted of a lot of trial and error, despite already knowing how to solve it, you constantly just have to fight with controls and the game itself to get the solution exactly right, which is annoying. Then there is not enough variety while playing and some parts are just very boring. The writing of the story is surprisingly bad and John de Lancie's performance does not really fit, as if he was just reading some lines. The game also features certain jokes and not one of them is really funny, which is the worst that can happen to a game that always tries to be comedic. Worst of all is the anticlimactic ending, what an awful waste of time and money.
After all, since Kim Swift made that game without Valve this result seems logical, the principal game idea is good, but the execution of it into a game is - without Valves team - just underwhelming. Sound was mediocre, a bit too childish for my taste and graphically the game also looks as if it was designed for children, but I don't care about the visuals too much.… Expand