I really don't know what to rate this...
First off this a puzzle game, not a shooter. GameStop, Why are you calling this a shooter? Smart people, please don't get this. The whole game will only take you 2-4 days or 10 hours (MY GUESS NOT ACCURATE), VERY short. Even though GLaDOS is funny and the puzzles are great and the story is 100% awesome, this game has absolutely NO replay value. Why? Because you already solved the puzzle and you cant make new ones. The characters have a lot of.. well, character. They have their own personality's, except for you. You don't talk, ever.The puzzles are never repetitive or boring, they require quick thinking and carefully planning your strategy. Unfortunately smart people will zip through the game faster than it can load. The environments are changing literally and the backgrounds. GLaDOS is rebuilding each chamber as you solve each chamber. The chambers go anywhere from on fire to shiny new. The game play also changes up a bit but i wouldn't want to spoil the game. The sound is great ,the explosions, the beep-boops, the motor whirs.... i could go on and on. GLaDOS's funny comments make any frustrating time funny. Co-op is VERY fun but sadly short and easy-medium. The last chambers can be hard but cooperation makes it a breeze. None of the chambers are hard, they just take a while. Unfortunately if you don't have friends co-op may result in rage quits. There is chat but if you don't have a microphone things may go downhill. Even though valve did a great job on making picture commands (they are exact such as pick up a block), you may have your bot flailing its arms to tell the other bot to aim a laser through a portal. This can be EXTREMELY frustrating when some move require fast moving or doing things at the same. Even though the countdown timer may be useful, everyone perceives time differently. EXAMPLE: 3,2... on one you pull your lever but your co-op buddy pulls it .5 seconds later resulting in franticly pulling it. Not good. Basically co-op requires timing.The graphics blew me away. Done. I never encountered one glitch or bug. EVER. I will say it again I REALLY don't know what to rate this...
the sequel you wanted
portal 2 is a huge step forward form the original, with new puzzles. I really like the new opening, but you have to get this to see why. the new multiplayer is also fun and challenging, but still creative. but the ps3 version is the best version because it has a code that allows you to play on your ps3 and use steam to play on your computer. I could recommend this game to anyone.
THIS WAS A TRIUMPH!
I loved portal in Half life 2. it was so fun to figure the ways to get around the aperture science labs with the portal guns. Now that they're making a 2nd one, i can't wait to play it. I hope they still have the awesome theme song!
I think that this was a great game it had a great story line and it was very exciting. BUY PORTAL 2
This Was A Triumph: My Portal 2 Review
This is my review for Portal 2 on the PS3. Let me first say that, I just completed story mode today and it is AMAZING!
- Amazing Story
- Funny Characters
- About 3x Longer than Portal 1
- Steam CrossPlay for Online Co-Op Mode
- PS3 Version Comes With FREE Steam Copy of Game
- Tests are Much More Difficult Than the First Game
- Must Play Portal 1 Before This Game (To Understand It More)
- No References to Cake AT ALL (There Are References to Potatoes, Birds, and Even a Reference to Black Mesa)
So, that is my review of Portal 2. Go out and buy this game NOW! (Only if you've played Portal 1.)
An FPS where you can't actually shoot people
After playing The Orange Box and playing the legendary Half-Life Series (and still waiting for Half-Life 3) so I decided to start the Portal Series. After really enjoying the first one I borrowed Portal 2 and if you want more of Portals, Portal 2 satisfies. Story (9/10): Portal 2 has a really good story with funny characters and sequences. Although the Portal 2 is longer than Portal 1 it still felt short and like Valve should've made it longer. Gameplay (10/10): Portal has a unique gameplay that no other game (besides Portal 1) has it all feels realistic thanks to the physics of the Source Engine and just to see it all in First-Person really adds the icing on the cake. Graphics (8/10): The Graphics look better than Portal 1 from the rings around the portals to the detail of the portal gun. However, the graphics haven't changed much since The Orange Box so don't expect that much of a difference. Overall, Portal 2 is really fun although I recommend that you play Portal 1 first to get use to the settings and the co-op will have you coming back for more. Now time to wait for Half-Life 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and Team Fortress 3
Get the PS3 version
If anyone has missed this, if you get the PS3 version, you will also get a PC copy of the game. Plus you get $5 off for pre-ordering so great deal right there! The first game was fantastic and made you really think about how you can manipulate the environment using portals. The second one will be better with more twists and turns. This will be great!
Best game in 2011 so far....
I love this game. I haven't beaten it yet I'm trying to take my time with it. So far the gameplay is excellent. It's nice to play a game that is different it's a breath of fresh air. The game is challenging it will probably take you 8 hours to complete the single player and maybe another 2 to finish the co-op but that depends on how intelligent you are. The storyline is really good and I didn't expect that. The game is funny usually I don't laugh at jokes in a game but this is different I found myself laughing. The graphics could be better they're not all that good but good graphics does not make a good game it's the gameplay and the gameplay in portal 2 is outstanding. The controls are super easy to learn. The co-op to me is fun but not very replayable and that's disappointing. I would play with friends and find myself getting bored. This game is really good I do recommend you buying it. So far this is the best game of 2011 but this year isn't over yet and there is still a lot of great games coming out. Overall 9.3
THIS GAME IS FUN
Exactly. I hadn't played the first game when I bought this one, and I didn't need to. Portal 2 is a game that is simply fun! I expected it to be difficult to learn, with all of the portals and such, but Valve made this game easy to learn, with slowly more difficult levels. The characters are amusing and fun, the storyline is great, the gameplay is perfected, the the soundtrack is amazing (downloadable online for free), and the final boss battle is awesome. And the game doesn't stop there. There's a co-op mode where you can play online with another player in a seperate story. I ended up playing the first Portal. It was shorter (by a long shot), less difficult, and.. fun, but not as fun and great as Portal 2 is. To make a sequel that improves on it's predecessor can be hard to do. I congratulate Valve for making this game. I recommend this game to anyone that's looking for a great game. Period. :) also... If you're looking for other great games, check out Uncharted 2. It's in my recommendations.
This game has to be the most original game on the market. The music is amazing, graphics are unique like all of values projects. The first thing I notice is how hilarious and brilliant the tutorial is, cracks me up just thinking about it, who ever thought it up deserves major props! But if you didn't like/play the first Portal then I wouldn't recommend this game to you. The puzzles get a little ridiculous after about the 10th puzzle and take some serious mind power to solve them, so if you don't like using your brain while playing games, I suggest you go get Call of Duty. Overall I love the game, it's funny and exciting. But after you know all the solutions there is no point in having the game, hopefully they'll make new puzzles to download...