Let's do some math:
Deus Ex: $15.99 ÷ 36 hours ≈ 44¢/hr
Skyrim: $54.99 ÷ 213 hours ≈ 26¢/hr
Portal2: $49.99 ÷ 23 hours ≈ $2.17/hr

And you know what, Portal was worth every penny.

It was my favorite game of last year, over Skyrim, over Deus Ex, over... everything. Shoot, there should have been an option to leave your web-cam on during the entire game so that you can go back and just watch your own $#!? eating grin for hours on end.

There wasn't a part of that game that I didn't think was about perfect.

Possible my favorite part is this: you go through an entire game without hurting a fly (unless you count personality cores or turrets). No, I'm not a huge pacifist, and I have zero problems with games where you run around cuttings heads off and running over prostitutes, but isn't it nice to be able to play a game that wins completely on gameplay and personality rather than OMGTHATISSOBRUTAL!!! It's a game that I show people who don't like games.

Can you think of any other games like that, "evangelical" games as it were?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/05/2012 at 06:51am

I agree. I'm on my second play through and it still awesome. The game art is great and it's paced very well.

I've never broken out a game in terms of value per hour. I should. Wonder what my Borderlands value per hour would be? I got the game of the year on sale for $20 on Ps3. Such a great deal.

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 03/05/2012 at 06:54am

Shoot, I wish I knew how much time I put into Minecraft.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/05/2012 at 05:40pm

Did you do any Portal 2 co-op?

Tungsten   Post Author wrote on 03/06/2012 at 03:00am

I never did it. I took some time with the single player campaign and by the time I got around to it, the only people I could find had already run it. Puzzles are no fun when the other person knows the solution.

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/06/2012 at 04:57pm

I didn't realize the new Deus Ex had gotten so cheap. Adding that to my list of things I missed last year to pick up.

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