Saturday, May 14, 2011
Portal 2 Review
To say that the original Portal was popular is perhaps the biggest understatement of its 2007 debut. The game featured some of the best writing, puzzles and overall atmosphere of 90% of the games on the market today and the sequel doesn't disappoint.(Warning - Minor Spoilers)
While not exactly pushing the system to it's limits, the graphics are vibrant, clean and crisp.
One of the strongest parts of this game has to be the story. Set hundreds of years after the first Portal, you play once again as Chell as she awakens from a cryogentic chamber. Throughout the first part of the game you are accompanied by a core on a rail by the name of Wheatley. As the game progresses, you get your trusty portal gun and come face to face with GLaDOS again. You eventually end up teaming up with GLaDOS to escape the facility.
Sound/Voice acting: 10/10
The voice acting is superb. The writing is just as wity and clever as the first Portal if not more so.
This is much more difficult than the first Portal and that's a good thing. After playing through the first Portal once, I was able to beat it faster and faster. That's not the case with this one. The inclusion of gels, light bridges, and excursion funnel add a whole new dimension to the game, opening up a plethora of ways to complete each puzzle. To sweeten the deal, there's even a co-op mode complete with its own individual story that's totally seperate from the main game.
Final Score: 9.5/10
At the end of the day if loved Portal, you'll love Portal 2. If you just liked Portal, you'll still love Portal 2. It's that good.
Article Submitted by Tony at 3FG, Phoenix Gamer Contributor