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  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Review: Liking this is no Puzzle!

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE When it comes to comedy, one has to admit that the writing process must be pretty difficult for popular shows such as Parks and Recreation or How I Met Your Mother to be as funny as they are. The writing as well as... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 is a great puzzle game everyone should try

    I didn't know if I should try portal 2. I not the biggest fan of puzzle games. Then, I'd just try Portal 2 just a few days ago. I wasn't disappointed one bit. Portal 2 is a smart, witty puzzle game that you really should try. Graphics are great. The enviroments and the use of technology is... More
  • Blog Post: Have you Ever Seen aPortal? aPortal 2 Review

    The ARG that lead up to the release of Portal 2 was one of the most complex and exciting promotional campaigns for a video game ever created. It had Valve enthusiasts and Portal nerds salivating at the very thought of a sequel to what many consider the best puzzle game ever made. Portal shook the foundations... More
  • Blog Post: Insulting Robots? Deadly Tests? A clapping potato? Yep. It's Portal 2.

    Portal came out of nowhere. It was originally included in The Orange Box. Being on the same disc as The Half-Life 2 games and Team Fortress 2, it was overlooked by most everyone until they actually played it. What started out as a mere mod of Half-Life 2 became a puzzling yet short masterpiece that became... More
  • Blog Post: Going Back To A Place You Loved

    When it comes down to it, the average gamer knows who Valve is and understands what kind of games they bring out and Portal 2 is no exception to this. Anyone that played Portal can tell you that it is a short and quick puzzle game that people have grown to love and appreciate, but Portal 2 is a whole... More
  • Blog Post: The Scientists Finest Experiment With Portal 2

    After a few months deciding to get this game or not this had my interest after trying to put more trophies in my trophy collection, And thank god i bought portal 2 as i can say fun and cool looking its like real reality. And when i first tried the Portalm gun it was amazing Time Travel. I Can use 2 different... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2, Extreme thinking with Portals

    Its been decide, Portal 2 is numero uno on my favorite games list. Not only is it addicting but it keeps you in the game longer than you wanted to because 1: The puzzles are a lot longer than you think, and 2: The storyline is gripping and never lets you go. I almost cry every time I have to turn it... More
  • Blog Post: It's Science

    The original Portal was a great game, but way too short. The sequel is much long and introduces new game mechanics to keep you interested. GlaDos isn't alone this time either 2 new disembodied voices provide instruction and comic relief. The first new character is Wheatley a small floating eye who... More
  • Blog Post: Valve expands on a 2 hour game in what could be the Game of the Year

    When I opened the Orange Box for the first time, I didn't look twice at the oddly titled game "Portal". Eventually, I got around to it, and after experimenting with some of the stranger game mechanics (see ASHPD) and dark humor, I pleasantly finished the game off, with my mind blown at... More
  • Blog Post: Game Over... continue? Portal 2 Review

    *WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS RELATING TO THE ORIGINAL PORTAL * In my humble option, Portal should be one of those games that is mandatory ... everyone should play it. Even if you're not a huge fan of 'puzzlers,' it's sheer ingenuity and humor make it worthwhile (it's actually been... More
  • Blog Post: VALVe really hit the target this time!

    I believe know that you will have fun with this game. You don't even have to like puzzles to like this game. It is much longer than the original, and also way better with a new physics engine. The storyline is much more interesting, and the game offers you the experience of looking at some of Aperture... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 - Exactly What You Expected (awesomeness)

    What's there to say about Portal 2? Valve delivered in every single way. Providing a game with a great story, even more memorable characters than the first, and some of the best action/puzzle/platforming around. Simply put: Portal 2 rocks. And if that weren't enough, its got co-op this time around... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Will Break Your Brain, But Make You Feel Good About It

    With the original Portal, Valve created a short but sweet game with a unique gameplay mechanic in which you create and walk through portals to solve puzzles. Not only was it new, but it was fun and challenging, and it was incredibly satisfying whenever you solved a tough puzzle. Flash forward to Portal... More
  • Blog Post: A Shining Example of How Puzzle Games Should Be Made Nowadays

    In an age when the pure adventure game is all but forgotten and when puzzle games are generally relegated to Facebook's endless online Flash-based offerings, Valve provides players a true puzzle adventure game, which demonstrates how to bring both genres into the modern age. Living through the eyes... More
  • Blog Post: A Second Swing............and a Miss!

    Concept: Cool idea to come back to the Enrichment Center for a second shot at Glados! The center is in shambles and is being rebuilt throughout the game. Graphics: Very similar to the original Portal graphics-wise. Textures tend to look very small even at max graphics. IMO very behind in today's... More
  • Blog Post: Game of the Year?

    The game is utterly amazing, I remember sitting on my couch as it was announced at E3 with a large grin on my face. Even though the game was delayed, Valve certainly delivered a masterpiece. Some may argue the game is too short and "not worth $60", yet I think it was definitely worth $60. This... More
  • Blog Post: The Successor to Greatness Manages to be Greater

    When Portal 2 was announced, I was really excited! However, I couldn't help but think, "It won't be the same." The first Portal was a smaller game, but its impact was HUGE. I definitely wanted more, but as far as impact goes, I expected much less. That said, I'm pleased to say that... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Review - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Portal 2 Review Kid Safe: Very High Game Quality: Very High Genre: First-Person Shooter/Puzzler - These games are characterized by the viewpoint and weapons used in the title. In a first person shooter, you are looking down the barrel of a gun as though you yourself are holding the weapon. However, unlike... More
  • Blog Post: Haters: Don't Hate on Portal 2

    For the record: anyone who thinks game deserves less than an 8.5 or the game doesn't have enough value is u c k ***'ed up. I only play video games on weekends, and Sundays are hard considering I usually have 2 baseball games. So, I have to make good choices on what I'm going to spend money... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 (I love this game)

    I can't believe I'm saying this but I nominate this game for best achievement in story telling of all time. This is the best story of any game I have ever played. Now that's a bold statement especially since I have played Mass Effect 2, RDR, Uncharted 2 and a lot more but trust me on this... More
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