Portal User Reviews
There must’ve been something in the air around Valve’s headquarters in 2007 because even as side content on the Orange Box, Portal stands firm as one of the greatest video games ever made. While it’s mainly about solving puzzles using a portal gun, what makes Portal work as fantastically as it does is exactly how it goes about solving puzzles using a portal gun. Like, I know everyone says that GLaDOS is the major reason why, but even though GLaDOS does add a lot to the game, it’s also how everything – from GLaDOS to the gameplay itself – comes together. From what it does, to how it implemen...
*Challenging, yet fun
*Dialogue from antagonist keeps things interesting
*Nice atmosphere and music
*Way too shortSummary:
Ah, nothing like writing a review to a game that came out so long ago, eh? Well, why not, right?
Portal! The game that started the infamous 'The Cake is a Lie' meme. Is it any good? Sure it is! It is made by the guys who can't count to three, so you know it's good!
Just in case you've been living under a rock, I'll give you some background. Basically, you're a test subject, known as Chell, in the now abandoned test labs of Aperture Science. Forced to do tests by a sentient A.I. known as GLaDOS. Your goal? To try and escape these labs. The plot, while not really having that much of an impact o...
- good pricing
- interesting characters
- interesting concept
- decent plot
- lack of post-game features
- lack of multiplayer
- plot isn't explained in-depth
First off, let me say that Portal is one of the best PC games that I’ve played. Portal is a strategy game in which the player (known as Chell) must complete tests forced onto her by the main antagonist, GLaDOS. Although the game is lacking in plot, the main gist of the story is easy to comprehend, and it all makes sense near the end of the game. The main character doesn't really have much characterization due to the fact that she fills the role of a silent protagonist, this even being referred to by GLaDOS near the end. On the other hand, GLaDOS, despite being a robot, has an amazing person...
The cake is a lie. This now iconic phrase is one of the most well known in the world of video games, coming from a little game known as Portal. This is a game built upon the source engine that also powers some of Valve's other games such as Half-Life 2, yet it marks itself out as a very unique title. Few games can call themselves first person puzzle adventures and none can claim to do it in quite the same way as Portal... well, aside from the sequel Portal 2 of course. For now though, let's take a look at just what the original did that managed to steal the hearts of so many gamers.
So the g...
-Everything that isn't lengthThe bad:
-Lasts about 4 hours or so, and the replay value only adds on another 3 or 4 at bestSummary:
People are always raving on about ‘innovation’ in the gaming industry. Whether its motion controls, art styles or whole genres of gameplay nobody ever shuts up about it. “Oh this is innovative and therefore good” and so forth, people are always hyping things up just because they’re different. But how many ‘innovative’ titles have actually turned out decent in the last generation? Many ‘innovative’ games lately have merely been average titles at absolute best, often unimpressive in design and in their attempts to differ themselves from the bog-standard of the industry they wind up been littl...
The game is very fun on your first play through, as well as challenging.The bad:
The replay value is relatively lacking, despite Valve's efforts.Summary:
Valve Corporation released their prized product, The Orange Box in October of 2007. The package contained five games, three of which were new releases. One of those games is titled Portal, and is Valve’s first project based in the puzzle genre. The game was an ambitious project, but of course, Valve prevailed once again, and successfully produced a wonderful video game.
Portal takes place inside of the Half-Life universe (Half-Life is one of Valve Corporation’s video game series) inside the Aperture Science’s Enrichment Center. You play as Chell, a girl who has very little backgroun...
- Best finish time 9
- So Portal is free on Steam 2
- The Clone, The Cube and the Construct 3
- Angry balls 5
- Radios? 2
- It runs soooo s..l...o...w...l...y.... 8
- Anywhere to buy this game seperatly? 12
- Testchamber 18: Advanced 4
- Fun things to do in Portal! 8
- Favorite line? 0
- The Cake is NOT a Lie! 1
- GlaDOS? 10