Re: Crysis was released too early
I've yet to finish Portal, but I never got any hint that there was a story driving it. Some graffiti on the wall made a little backdrop for the game, but in no way did I feel propelled by any story. I just considered it a puzzle game.
I don't hate Crysis at all. I loved playing the game. That's what made the ending sting so much. I also hated the ending to Half Life as well, though the ending to Half Life 2 wasn't as bad.