Saturday, May 7, 2011

Portal 1

This is a first person puzzle game from the same creators that made the Half-Life series. It's pretty short and can be finished in one sitting but there is a lot of replay value and I believe that it's a good change to play an intellectually challenging game once in a while.

I really don't want to spoil it for you, but there is a very interesting and unexpected turn of events as far as story goes and I simply loved it. This is definitely not the typical dystopian future Half-Life storyline where you're a hero scientist trying to save humanity, but it IS in fact very dystopian and we can see the developers' sense of humor reflected in it.

The only thing left to say is that at the moment the game costs 9.99$ on steam and if you haven't played other Half-Life games, you might as well get the Orange Box which contains all the goodies Valve produced in the recent years at a really good price (I am kind of a Half-Life fan so you might want to get someone else's non-biased opinion on this).

Oh and one more thing. If you're planning to get Portal 2, I strongly urge you to play Portal 1 first, since it makes the story much more enjoyable and you'll understand lots of references and jokes if you do. But more on Portal 2 later.

25 comments:

  1. Agreed on the Orange Box recommendation.

    Just finished Portal 2 last night, so this gave me a kick :P

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  2. I recommend this game to anyone who hasn't played it yet. It's a must-play!

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  3. Portal is one of my favourite games of all time. I just need to play the second one, which I hear is even better.

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  4. Thanks for the heads up :] Steam does some crazy deals sometimes. It's definitely worth checking out their deals on bundle packs!

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  5. Love this game. The story, the excellent gameplay, the amusing characters, everything. I now feel like playing through again.

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  6. They were giving away this game for free at one point! I love it, I beat it like 3 times in a week before the sequel came out.

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  7. Another Reason to play portal one before the sequel is to get used to the puzzle play first. I imagine there is an intro in the sequel but having played the first one you will get to jump right into the fun stuff.

    Plus Portal Puzzles Rock.

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  8. i loved portal 1, great time killer.

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  9. I finnish this game, and I enjoy every minute waht I played.

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  10. I agree. You must play through Portal to get a great idea of Portal 2.

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  11. I remember playing through this in one go. I was so hooked!

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  12. Haha yeah same here. One long sitting but so much fun.

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  13. Recommending to others as well, just (like you said) don't be disappointed because of the length of the game. It makes up for it in awesomeness!

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  14. I didnt play it, maybe i should give it a go

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  15. Portal was such a great game, companies like valve and blizzard have such great humor

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  16. Portal is always fantastic and I love how after all of these years Valve is still proving themselves valid competitors in the game development market - always pushing the limits of innovation.

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  17. I <3'd Portal 1, but I think Portal 2's ending song is much better than 1's.

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  18. Portal 1 changed the way I look at puzzle games.

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  19. Unfortunately I own a ps3 so Portal 1 isn't an option... =/ but I did watch a few friends play portal 1 so I get some jokes and know the story line.
    I do recommend buying Portal 2 for the PS3 because with the game you get an activation code that lets you play the game on your PC via Steam... Ultimately it gives you a FREE PC copy of the game... so much win.
    Also, Portal 2 is badass. Enough said.

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  20. I agree with @The Speaker. Portal 2 was dope.

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  21. POrtal 2 is definatly game of the year for me, because it was full of lemon and potatoe goodnes obviously. +1

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  22. Love your blog style! keep up your excellent blogging!

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  23. For some reason I like this one better than the sequel, not gameplay, graphics, or storyline wise, but just nostalgic wise.

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  24. I'm trying to get the platinium achievment mare.

    But I get difficulties.

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