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  • Blog Post: Now you're thinking with portals... and excursion funnels, and hard light tunnels, and kinetic gels, and thermal discouragement beams...

    There were times when playing Portal 2 that I didn't know quite how to feel about it. My initial instinct was to try to compare it to the experience of playing the first Portal for the very first time, but it became clear pretty quickly that that was neither fair nor feasible. To begin with, the... 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: Review - Portal 2

    Portal 2 is a masterpiece. It’s a concord moment in the gaming industry, a point to which we will all look back and truly appreciate its genius. This is, hands down, one of the greatest games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Just in case you’ve never played the first Portal ,... 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: Humorous Narrative And Engaging Gameplay Blend Perfectly Together

    Originally met with no expectations, Portal's initial entry was an incredible slice of gaming nirvana packed into a budget compilation of Valve titles. Once people realized how masterfully crafted the game was, you couldn't talk about video games without someone mentioning cakes and lies. Valve... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Review: Extreme Fun With Science

    In short, Portal 2 is an extraordinary game. It stimulates the mind with its clever puzzles, it amuses with its hilarious dialogue, and delivers a satisfying experience. Let's get down to the main part: the gameplay. Describing Portal 2 as "Clever" is an understatement, in my opinion. The... 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: 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: WGWC 2.1: Portal 2 Review

    When it first released in 2007 as part of The Orange Box as a sort of experiment, the original Portal had little in the way of fanfare or expectations. It went on to become a breakout success, combining mind-blowing gameplay, pitch perfect pacing, and fantastic writing to create an experience that resonated... More
  • Blog Post: My take on Portal 2

    Welcome back to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. Here you will have one of the best gaming experiences available. "So let's put our differences aside...for science...you monster." -GLaDOS Portal 2 is one of the best games and one of my favorite games i have ever had the luxury of... 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
  • Blog Post: Let's Have Fun with Science!

    Score: 9.25/10 Portal 2 PC, Xbox 360, PS3 Developer: Valve Publisher : Valve Release Date : April 19th, 2011 Pros: Clever writing and voice acting, unrivaled by any other game Improved visuals and clear, fluid animations New elements make the puzzles as fun and challenging as ever Co-op works well and... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 - The Most Fun You'll Ever Have With Science

    The second GLaDOS was revived and that hauntingly digital voice spoke for the first time, I honestly got the chills. Portal 2 has been a long time coming, and Valve seemed to do all they could to not disappoint. The improvements Valve made over the original Portal are evident the second the game begins... More
  • Blog Post: A GREAT game

    Portal 2 is an amazing game. the platforming, puzzle elements, story and especially the voice acting are all top notch. The level of interaction between you, and characters like wheatley astounded me. Also, the graphics and physics are all superb, with foliage looking at its best, and the aperture science... More
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