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8.3

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

PORTAL 2 review

posted by HouseOfM (PLUMAS LAKE, CA) Apr 23, 2011

Member since Jan 2010

32 out of 34 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

The first portal was a masterpiece. combining a new simple but effective way of story telling and revolutionary gamelay,Portal managed to win many awards. The games antagonist,gLAdOs, managed to get awards such as "greatest villian in videogames", and "Most revolutionary character from 2000-2010". And it should be no suprise that not only is the game's sequel is as good as the original, It's better.
The story is intresting and enjoyable, The voice acting is possibley the best I have seen in any game. I don't want to ruin to much, but it has its fair share of twist and suprises. The game it self even has Co-op. but I wouldn't recomend playing it online without a headset. the best part of co-op is that it requires teamwork from both players. therefore there has to be communication.
If you liked the first game, Then play it.The game is also a a good jumping on point for new players, however they will not get some of the jokes or plot twists.
PORTAL 2 is an excellent game, the story mode is 10 hours while the co-op is 12 hours. Please, if you wish to play portal 2 but haven't played the first, then rent a copy of the ORANGE BOX now.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best First Person Game for non-FPS fans !

posted by Ichiban (SAN JOSE, CA) Apr 26, 2011

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Member since Apr 2006

10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If, like me, you are one of the few that just don't like / aren't good at typical First Person Shooters (FPS) games, then don't make the mistake I almost did, and discard this game as an option.

Although it is in first person, and you do have a (portal) gun, this is in reality a puzzle game, and one of the highest caliber. Starting off easy, but within an hour or so of playtime, throwing in some real head scratchers, the task at hand (in as spoiler free a way as possible) is how to use the limited resources available to open doors to the next area. It makes for a really good game to pick up, play a couple of rooms, and go about your day (if you can fight the addictive nature of the game!).

The back story and plot development is very clever, and funny. It does follow from the first game, but I don't think there's any need to have played it to understand what is going on (I haven't, though it is now at the top of my queue to revisit).

In the interest of balance, the only real complaint I would have is the loading (and reloading) that occurs. If you die in a room, it has to reload the level as it restarts. It's never too long, never more than 10-20 seconds, but just long enough to start to grate if you get to a room where death becomes frequent.

I've not finished it at the time of writing, but some have mentioned that the game is too short. I'm a believer in quality over quantity. Too many games are overlong, and as a result you never can invest the time needed to finish them, but I fully expect to stick with this to the bitter end !

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

very good game

posted by FALLOUTguy (COLUMBUS, OH) Sep 16, 2011

Member since Mar 2010

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

ok to start this game has great graphics And the controls are simple.the strategy in this game is amazing it gets challenging and its fun. its also the funniest game iv played in a long time. any one could appreciate this type of humor so defiantly a game to get i have all trophies and what not but i played for like a week straight and there was never anything that upset me so 10 thumbs up

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