If you’re a fan of Valve’s games — and really, how could you not be — you’re probably all-too-familiar with the company’s seeming inability to reach the number 3. With no third entry in the Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, or Portal series (I know, that last one isn’t completely fair) in sight, it’s almost as if Valve has something against trilogies. That may soon change.
It would seem almost stupid obvious to make a new game that’s both critically acclaimed and has sold a staggering 12 million copies, but that’s not how Valve works. To the frustration of many a gamer, they take their time.