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Portal 2

Portal 2

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  • The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces dynamic characters, fresh puzzle elements, and a larger set of devious test chambers
  • The two-player mode features a separate campaign with unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters.
  • Advanced use of physics allow for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game.
  • A massive sequel to the title named 2007′s Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.
  • Players explore areas of the Aperture Science Labs and reunite with GLaDOS, the murderous computer companion.

The highly anticipated sequel to 2007′s Game of the Year, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a funhouse of diabolical science. Using a highly experimental portal device, you’ll once again face off against a lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. And this time you won’t be alone. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of Aperture Laboratories. Break the laws of spatial physics in ways you never thought possible, with a wider variety of portal puzzles and an expansive story that spans a single player and co-operative game mode.

Portal 2 is a unique first-person Action-Puzzle-Platforming game that tests player’s ability to think and act creatively as they use the game’s ingenious wormhole creating portal gun to produce their own paths through otherwise sealed surfaces and across the open spaces of the game. Sequel to the original Portal game — the surprise add-on hit included in Valve Corporation’s 2007 release The Orange BoxPortal 2 continues the storyline from the first game, featuring both new and returning characters, and poses a range of new challenges making for a much deeper game. Additional features include a new two player co-op mode and an original soundtrack.

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Enjoy an expanded storyline as you return to Aperture Laboratories to match wits with GLaDOS.
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New characters and functionality expand the Portal gameplay experience.
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Welcome Back to Aperture Laboratories

In Portal 2 players awake in the Aperture Science Labs as Chell, the heroine of the original game. A great expanse of time has passed since the conclusion of the first game and the gameworld has fallen into visible disrepair, but placed in suspended animation, Chell has survived intact and is revived. With the help of a robotic entity the concluding events of the past game are revealed and you escape your initial confinement, but in doing so GLaDOS, the the AI computer antagonist from the previous game is also reawakened. Just as fickle as ever, GLaDOS’ motives are unknown. Insisting on testing you, it may assist you but may also be planning something more sinister.

Gameplay

Like the original game, Portal 2 is a first-person Platform-Puzzle game. In the single player campaign players assume the role of Chell, a former test subject trying to gain her freedom from the Aperture Science facility and GLaDOS, the AI controller of the facility. Set in the test chambers of the facility your goal is to make your way through the game levels using your portal gun (the Aperture Science Hand-held Portal Device). The portal gun creates temporary passages through solid surfaces, allowing for creative platforming and multiple possible means of clearing a level. The game also requires the player to solve puzzles at times to clear sections of levels. In addition to point-to-point movement through portals, players can also utilize other means of movement of themselves and various objects. These include: using the momentum of portal movement to make jumps to open positions like ledges; tractor beams; and special propulsion/repulsion gels that can be carried or stored.

New Cooperative Mode

Portal 2 contains a multiplayer option in the form of a two-player co-op mode. This is playable both locally and online, with split-screen functionality available in local play and in select places during online play. Players assume the role of one of two robotic characters, Atlas or P-body, both new to the franchise. These two have separated from the control of GLaDOS and so must survive its anger, divvied out in the form puzzles, obstacles and misdirection. Each player has control of their own portal gun, which they use to platform through the game levels, avoiding its dangers and relying on each other.

Key Game Features

  • Extensive single player game featuring next generation gameplay and a wildly-engrossing story
  • Complete two-person cooperative multiplayer game featuring its own dedicated story, characters, and gameplay
  • Advanced use of physics allow for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game
  • Original soundtrack
  • A massive sequel to the title named 2007′s Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.

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New gameplay challenges.
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Creative Puzzle Platforming.
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All-new 2-player co-op mode.
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Exciting first-person action.
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  1. Detlef Schrempf says:
    67 of 73 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Portal 2 – Creative and Loads of Fun!, April 19, 2011
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    Detlef Schrempf (Hartford, Wisconsin) –

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    Portal 2 really has it all. The characters are likable, the story line is engaging and intriguing, and the game play requires you to use your brain. Having played Portal 1, I can say that in my opinion this game is better.

    I have to start with Wheatley. This character is voiced by Stephen Merchant, who is from The Ricky Gervais Show and An Idiot Abroad. He’s hilarious in his own right, and he voice acts Wheatley to perfection. You can’t overstate just how much Stephen Merchant’s voice talents lend to the success of this title.

    Depending on your ability to solve the puzzles quickly, Portal 2 will give you anywhere from 10-13 hours of game play with a single player play through. There’s more, though! Portal 2 has a co-op mode, so you and a friend can take on the Portal 2 landscape together, which is a lot of fun. The downside of all puzzle games, of course, is that the replay value is relatively low. That shouldn’t disuade anyone from purchasing this game, though. It’s that much fun.

    The puzzles are definitely challenging and require you to think, but they’re not unreasonable to the point you want to quit in frustration.

    I gave it a 4 out of 5 overall due to the replay value not being high. This should not take away from the game itself in any way. It was handicapped from the get go just due to the genre. Had they added the ability for users to create and upload their own puzzles to the rest of the Portal 2 community, this game would get a solid 5 out of 5 from me.

    Portal 2 is a great game worthy of your collection.

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  2. Peter M. Reed says:
    31 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sophisticated humor! Finally!, April 22, 2011
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    Peter M. Reed (Deep California) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    I know a lot of people are going to write excellent reviews about game play etc. I wanted to make a quick note about how outstandingly funny this game is. The comedic writing is excellent throughout, the timing and general performances (from Stephen Merchant in particular, but the whole cast too) are spot on and I have been laughing out loud while playing the game on my own. I never laugh when I’m alone.

    The game is rated E for everyone, but I’m pretty sure that some of the jokes might go slightly over a 8 year-old’s head. That is a huge plus in my book. I have played a few other Xbox360 games that were supposedly funny (Battlefield Bad Company 1 + 2 for example), and they left me cold. Juvenile this game is not.

    So yeah: Challenging puzzles, original and hilarious writing. What more could you ask for?

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  3. Snake says:
    35 of 41 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Really good, April 19, 2011
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    Snake

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    I’ve only played the 2 player, but I’ll update after I finish the single player campaign:

    Wow, just wow. When I got this game, the first thing I did with a pal was tear into the coop. This is one of the freshest, most original games in a long time. Having 4 portals is just insane. The map is divided into what are essentially “worlds” connected to a large hub, and you select which you want to go in. At first my friend and I were worried because we were flying through it, but suddenly right in the middle of world 2 we had to slow waaaay down and really think it through. It only gets harder from there, but never unbearable. Glados also keeps the mood up with constant cracks at the players, so just when you start to get frustrated, she’ll say something to make you laugh.

    CONCERNING CAMPAIGN LENGTH: I have 3 sections left in what is the last “world”, but it’s safe to say that the coop campaign length clocks in at roughly 7 hours.

    There are a multitude of fps’s released so far this year and most of them feel very much like you’ve played them before. If you want a truly unique experience, pick this up.

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