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  • Lemme guess, not for PS3 Valve?

    Probably not.

    Anyways, here is your place to discuss your thoughts about Portal 2, post any recent news, and try to brainstorm some story ideas.

    Enjoy.

    CaNdLE + LiiGHT = OWNAGE

  • As far as story. It was clear that it was a corporation that created Glados and the Portal Gun (Aperture Science) so even with the "death" of Glados, it'd be highly likely that they had separate buildings with different versions of Glados (assuming it was not a mass produced machine).

    *ALERT NEXT PARAGRAPH CONTAINS SPOILERS*

    Obviously is they built it once, they can build it again, but as far as the main character, and why they rebuilt the items? I really would have no clue. I would really like to see the return of the character from the original except based off the original ending, it seems highly unlikely that she survived.

    *END SPOILERS*

    The thing is with Portal I felt it was just perfect. It forced you to think, the puzzles were entertaining and new with each one, and it ended within a reasonable time, before the puzzles began getting tedious/overdone.

    With the announce of the second, I'm assuming it will no longer be piggybacked on something else, therefore it'll be it's own full length game, which would imply if it were only puzzles, I'd feel it might get tedious or the game would feel too short for the price (assuming retail $60 price).

    Otherwise, the game would require something new to it, most likely combat of some sort, but I feel that would take away from the pureness of the original game.

    Overall, I trust Valve, they do a great job with video games for the most part. I'm very much so looking forward to it

  • Having never played the Half Life series, and probably not going to be able to play them for years, I hope Portal 2 won't have too many things I don't understand because of it.

  • I was hoping this will be packaged in The Orange Box 2 and they are just revealing it through piecemeal.

    If not I'm still going to buy it. I wonder if this game will be a pure puzzle game or will they add something else, maybe not gun play, but some puzzle battles with combine forces out in the world.

    I hope Chell makes a come back :)

    Anyone keeping up to date with the BBS pics?



    Just play The Orange Box Smasher. While Half-Life is part of the story, the real meat is found in The Orange Box.

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  • @Smasher: Portal is a completely separate entity, you need to know *nothing* about Half-Life to enjoy Portal. But you will miss some references in the Credits song of Portal if you haven't played Half-Life, that's about it.

  • Vipera ViRuS:

    As far as story. It was clear that it was a corporation that created Glados and the Portal Gun (Aperture Science) so even with the "death" of Glados, it'd be highly likely that they had separate buildings with different versions of Glados (assuming it was not a mass produced machine).

    *ALERT NEXT PARAGRAPH CONTAINS SPOILERS*

    Obviously is they built it once, they can build it again, but as far as the main character, and why they rebuilt the items? I really would have no clue. I would really like to see the return of the character from the original except based off the original ending, it seems highly unlikely that she survived.

    *END SPOILERS*

    The thing is with Portal I felt it was just perfect. It forced you to think, the puzzles were entertaining and new with each one, and it ended within a reasonable time, before the puzzles began getting tedious/overdone.

    With the announce of the second, I'm assuming it will no longer be piggybacked on something else, therefore it'll be it's own full length game, which would imply if it were only puzzles, I'd feel it might get tedious or the game would feel too short for the price (assuming retail $60 price).

    Otherwise, the game would require something new to it, most likely combat of some sort, but I feel that would take away from the pureness of the original game.

    Overall, I trust Valve, they do a great job with video games for the most part. I'm very much so looking forward to it

    dunno if anyones covered this yet but the Glados that was destroyed was actually more of a conduit for the program, it's an AI program that can transfer from console to console, just because one of her stations was destroyed doesn't mean the AI was destroyed itself, hence "Still Alive"

    "If you really loved me you'd all kill yourselves right now"  -Spider Jerusalem

  • I'll probably end up getting the PS3 version so I can get the code for the PC version.

    2 for the price of 1 sounds really good to me.

  • Code for PC? What is this?

  • Wow, I just saw a billboard for Portal 2 in Maple Grove.  I can't remember the last time I saw a billboard for any videogame.  

  • After seeing the TV spot for this, I really can't wait. After the massive success of the original I doubt there is much they can do to ruin the sequal. I will have to get the 360 version of it though, which is apparently getting a bum deal in comparison to the PS3 version.

  • I just bought the game and I am waiting for my RL to sign onto XBL and do some co-op!!!

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  • "Oh perfect, you DID find a portal gun! Well that just goes...to show you that people with brain damage are the real heroes in the end, at the end of the day, aren't they?"

    Wheatley is on his track to becoming my all time favorite video game character. <3

  • Two hours into the co-op campaign and the laughs just keep coming. Maybe it is because I am playing with my bestfriend. Maybe it because of the writing and unexpected gameplay (no spoilers for you). Maybe it is the special blend of everything.

    The most unexpected part is how easy it is to ping something or use the d-pad. Whether it is making my co-op partner look at something or high fiving after solving a puzzle it is all sooooo simple.

    I can't wait until I start the single player campaign.

    I have to say I love Valve more. Whatever they release for the console next I will buy it. I love you Gabe!!!

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  • You should play single player first..co-op takes place after single player.

    "‎You remember turrets, don't you? They're the pale spherical things full of bullets. Oh no, wait, that's you in five minutes."

  • does co-op really reference the sp developments?

    i can't wait to play it. played about 20 min at best buy last night and had some great puzzles including redirecting a laser through several barriers. plus lots of leaping.

    and just read gi's review. at 8 hrs for sp and 5 for co-op, this will be epic. potential goty i think.

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