They actually were able to keep the feel of the original game without going too far. This isn't one of those sequels that fails to live up to expectations, it makes the first game look more like a test run for this finished product. Phenomenal game play just like the original and the graphics don't feel as dated as I expected them to considering the engine used to create the game. This game isn't anything ground breaking by far, but if you liked the original this is a must.
Pro's: very nice graphics, gameplay is smooth and not glitchy, story mode has co op which is a cool feature.
Con's: this game is not for the expert gamers who are used to playing fps and sports games like me, its made for the geeky computer folk who enjoy tests and more tests and computerized gameplay i didnt expect this game to be so stressful.
Overall Rating and comments: solid 8 was a good game just dont have time for it i need more action and suspense like with la noire or any other fps game. Also i sent this back and got call of duty black ops back, im not a COD fanatic that plays 24/7 i just play them cuz there fun, but i play every new game that comes out regardless of how bad people say it is, so u can trust my word, this game is a rent first then buy but i recommend you buy its a very long game... hope this review helps out, till next time gamers.
posted by anchorman11 (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jun 1, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Portal 2 is one of the most unique games (if not the most unique) you will ever play. You are in control of a device that shoots 2 portals, one for you to walk through, and another for you to come out of. Using this simple mechanic, Portal 2 creates elaborate puzzles for you to solve. The voice acting is top notch and it seems that all the actors really enjoy playing their parts. Valve uses humor to break up the tense and sometime lengthy puzzles. This game is hilarious. The ONLY gripe that I have with this game is that the replay value is very low. It's not that the game is super short (probably 8-10 hours for single player and 6-7 for co op), but once you beat it, there isn't a whole lot of reason to play through again. There aren't challenge maps like the first portal. It's just story mode and multiplayer. I wish I would have gotten this from GameFly instead of buying it for $60. All in all, this is a great game that shouldn't be missed!!!!!