... and all this frikkin' hoopla about merchant is really getting on my tits.
Fact is, it works bloody well, adding an extra dimension of slightly batty comedy which actually serves to make the entire game more unnerving when coupled with the dark humour of Glados.
If anything, I found the intro levels with the american male voice-over off putting - fortunately, that's a minor section of the game.
But I'm only on level 10 - savouring this game, rather than playing it all in one big splurge - altho I admit, the missus has something to do with that :)
The game is so extremely polished, it makes you smile. Every detail, right down to the menu system, makes you smile.
It detected my system specs from the get-go, giving me a perfect frame rate.
The loading between sections is exceptionally fast.
Heck, Valve have outdone themselves with this game, however, warning ...
If you can't think laterally, you probably won't like it or will scuttle off to a 'cheat sheet', which kinda takes the point of the whole exercise.