Orange Box

Bought myself the Orange Box (Half Life Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Episode 2) and I must say I had a lot of fun yesterday. Playing Portal was a blast. I don’t want to reveal too much of the “story” but it was really well done, had you thinking around corners the whole time.

After I got done with Portal (haven’t tried any of the special challenges yet) I gave Team Fortress 2 a look. The graphics are simply “lol”, you have the feeling you just landed in a Pixar film. After playing all the classes i must say, if you have 3 or less players on each side, the Scout dominates most other classes. You often run into one-on-one situations where the sheer speed of the Scout gives you the upper hand (and I find the shotgun is a bit too powerful at range). I even managed to take down two “Heavy Weapons Guys” with the Scout. So that kinda makes the Scout my personal favorite, closely followed by the Engineer (which is a wuss without his turret). And yes, planting a turrent in the enemy base on the “2fort” map is still hilarious.

While plaing around with steam, I noticed that it has a webpage that shows the statistics of the user. Nice.