Monday, January 17, 2011

Portal 2


When Portal was originally released as part of The Orange Box in October of last year, its uniquely puzzling gameplay and dark, sharp-witted humor thrilled consumers and critics alike. Set in a mysterious scientific facility, Portal introduced players to new ways of moving through the gameworld that challenged their perspective and flexed their spatial awareness. The pitch-perfect voice-over soon became stuff of Internet legend, and the song that played during the end credits was so popular that it has since been released as a downloadable track for Rock Band. The only real complaint that surfaced was that the game ended too quickly. Recently released as a stand-alone retail product, Portal remains a unique gem of a game that packs a huge amount of appeal into a small package.
The first few levels of Portal introduce you to fairly simple applications of portal technology, eventually putting the portal gun in your hands and enabling you to create portals anywhere you like. Well, not quite anywhere. Certain surfaces are not portal-able, and this is one way that subsequent levels, known as test chambers, become more difficult. Other elements, such as energy balls, weighted cubes, floor switches, and moving platforms, are incorporated into the test chambers in increasingly exacting ways, but the real complexity and the real genius of Portal lie in the challenge of "thinking in portals."
The second one is coming out and its going to be sick

16 comments:

KyleCS said...

Totally agree with you on this one! Portal 2 is going to be great. Can't Wait.

Rawr said...

It will be great game

dubstep said...

looking forward to this game

TheDude748 said...

have they set a release date? i hope it can live up to the original :D

StockGuy said...

I loved the first Portal. Co-Op is going to be sick! I like your blog, I'll be following.

watchman said...

man I remember when this game first came out my old roommate spent hours beating it. There is some wacky stuff in there like people shooting walls to make those portals to appear somewhere else and stuff.

You need extremely strong logic and perception.

Toto said...

Its gonna be awesome can't wait!

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JohnH said...

this game will be well good. got steve merchant doing the voice too

Isaac said...

Portal 2 is one of my most anticipated games

p said...

Ahahah cool game!

Robert Khan said...

Cool

IsoGame said...

Yeah, i can't wait for this to come out! Almost as bad as I want episode 3

Last Remaining Light said...

I'm ready for it. Surprised it's taking so long, though.

Hiphop Rising said...

yesss!! i loved the first one!

Anonymouse said...

yeah, i think it's going to be great. can't wait.

anon-o-mayse said...

I love the first portal. I've been looking at portal 2 videos. Just amazing. If you have not looked check them out. They have introduced goo as another way to increase depth and intricacy.

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