Thursday, May 5, 2011
Portal 2 - My Thoughts
So I finally got Portal 2 a day ago and was fortunate to get it off of the Amazon deal of 35 bucks. I started today and finished a few hours ago and I have to say that game was the most fun I've had with a single player campaign game since Mass Effect 2. Going into it I knew it would be a lot of fun and difficult with certain puzzle as well because of what I had heard from some friends. I can't say I ever played the first Portal so I didn't really know what to expect.
Since finishing the campaign I have heard a lot of good things about Portal 2's co-op playthrough and I plan on playing that as soon as I find a friend willing to run through it with me. I expect the co-op playthrough to be just as fun as the campaign itself and maybe, and hopefully, even more! With two people creating portal's and shooting your friends through the air, I imagine the puzzle will get tougher in the sense that both players will have to put their heads together and think it through.
Overall, my first and probably not my last experience with Portal 2 was amazing and without a doubt one of the best experiences I have had with a video game in a few months, maybe even a year. Portal 2 is a game that a lot of developers and gamers should be aspired towards not because it's an amazing puzzle game but because it's completely different in it's own genre. Most hardcore gamers expect to have online multiplayer with most games to get into it but what we need to understand is that that is not always the case. Comparing Bioshock 2 and Portal 2, Bioshock released multiplayer for it's game but it never really got a great amount of people playing it constantly and because I feel like they focused on the multiplayer too much I feel that is the reason why Bioshock 2's campaign story was a little lack luster compared to the first Bioshock.
That's about all I have to say guys. Thanks for sticking it out this far on my article as I feel like I went on a little rant at the end there. Nonetheless, I really appreciate it. Once again, thanks.