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New mod release: Thinking with Time Machine.

RogerL wrote:
Hint: if you enter a room with fizzlers covering the floor and a button connected to a timer, noclip your way to the end. It's just not worth it.

Ugh, yeah, hated that puzzle, it was really annoying. I agree with you on most everything else though; the puzzles were just horrible.

RogerL wrote:
Hint: if you enter a room with fizzlers covering the floor and a button connected to a timer, noclip your way to the end. It's just not worth it.

Damm, that was frustrating as hell, i also hated that one...

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I also agree it should be have been released a lot later... Besides all the glitches which span everywhere in the game, the game design should have been worked on a lot more. For instance, the white surfaces are the exact size, shape, and color of the giant wall lights. There are ways to trap yourself, and the tests seem kind of blocky, kind of like the Portal 2 Editor puzzles put into hammer. There are few times where the player is lead to go somewhere, and even fewer parts where the map exhibits beauty, detail, or visual flow. If I may be so bold, the whole thing seemed kind of half-assed. Probably in a rush to be the first Portal mod available on the steam page. Loved the concept and custom content, I just wished the game could have been executed better. Perhaps with a larger team...

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Did not enjoy this mod at all, about the only positives I have are the cool cube assemblers and the concept itself.

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It feels like it could have been such a cool mod but the concept is ruined by terrible level design, you barely use the portal gun at all and it would almost have been better to distance itself from portal by making it purely time puzzle focused.

So many puzzles are ruined by just pure tedium added to them, a puzzle where you drop 3 cubes to yourself, why not just 1 or 2, you are proving you can do it, why do you have to waste extra time? Similarly the first fizzler floor level, get the cube across slowly passing it to yourself, just to get a different cube and have to do it all again in reverse, nothing changed, it isnt harder the second time around, it could easily have been fixed but there just seems to be a degree of tedious repetition added to the levels after the intro tutorials.
As mentioned above the fizzler floor levels where just torture, punishing and boring.

There are so many terrible and frankly bizarre design choices that left me wondering had it been playtested at all, like the ridiculous part where you have to press use on a gramaphone, I know a lot of people got stuck and gave up there, I just spam use on stuff and was lucky,

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There is a room with sphere buttons etc on the roof, I spent ages figuring out how to get them up there, turns out, you just bring the cube near it and it sort of just gets sucked to the roof cause who cares about gravity and consistency.
The new square buttons also look far too similar to the cube buttons which meant I pretty much had to try them to see if standing worked for them.

The "Story" might as well not have been added it was so half done.

Detailing, overall it was passable and just average in the main chambers, again, a wild decision as mentioned above to have portal surfaces that are actually lights is weird. They used the same awful Behind the Scenes skybox over and over, so it was easy to spot the nodraw in the ceiling, missing sides to metal columns and the huge magnified catwalks and vactubes 16 times their size looked pathetic, it was also incredibly lazy to do so.
In some areas

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the detailing was atrocious, misaligned textures everywhere and barely a prop in the place, just big blocky rooms.

Then it just sort of ends, and to be honest, you feel glad its brief runtime is over.

TL:DR Great Concept, used terribly, do not recommend :thumbdown:

I agree with lonewolf's TL:DR.

To add, some maps where beautifull, but other where super bad. I was puzzled by such consistency.

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the only positive was the re-designed buttons and other models, which remind me of what i would expect portal 3 to look like. and the borealis. (kindof counter intuitive to spoiler tag something if the mod is too terrible to play, right?) the rest, though...i can and have done better. the team size of 1 person doesnt matter, because i have a team size of ME. not including feedback by lp, which adds 1 more.

basically portal:unity and aperture:ireland's sequal.

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I just dont like it how this mod get celebrated to the sky.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/thinking-w ... =social_fb

There are hundred mapper who are making 100% perfect maps, and of course this "crappy" mod gets the most attention. Thats just not fair, i know so much maps who should get more attention..

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I just dont like it how this mod get celebrated to the sky.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/thinking-w ... =social_fb

There are hundred mapper who are making 100% perfect maps, and of course this "crappy" mod gets the most attention. Thats just not fair, i know so much maps who should get more attention..

Welcome to the gaming community. I spent the last 6 years trying to understand their logic when it came to what makes a mod great, what makes a mod ok and what makes it bad. but I just ended up with a headache. All I know if you too too much of a good job with something, people have to find something wrong with it so they can complain about it.

Also, the fact that this is a 'mod' makes people celebrate it more when it's nothing but a big mappack. Which gives more of an insensitive of if you make a small map or mappack, no one will care. BUT IF YOU MAKE IT A MOD, OH MY GOD YOU'LL GET A RIBBON, A MEDAL, AND A PARADE IN TIMES SQUARE!

I turned Blue Portals into a mod because I knew that at the end that the package would be too cumbersome to install cause of all the textures, models, etc. And this was before I started to work on 06, when it WAS a mappack and not a mod (or a wannabe at best.) But when people make mods when there are just new maps I'm like "Why?"

I used to love making mappacks for Portal 2, but now because of the flawed workshop system where you can't release a package of maps without some jerk playing the last map of the pack and being all: "I DON'T GET IT THUMBS DOWN, LEARN TO MAP, CHECK OUT MY MAPS!!!" (Meanwhile it's all PTI.)

Sorry for going all out. I saw the boat and I had to jump aboard.

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reepblue wrote:
Completely accurate post

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portal2tenacious wrote:
reepblue wrote:
Completely accurate post

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I Agree