Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.Read full description
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Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.
The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life® 2's Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.
Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.
Portal is a puzzle game like no other. The objective for each test chamber is to maneuver from start to finish in any way possible. This may seem like child's play but don't let this simple assignment fool you because you'll need to think outside-the-box. The brainteasers presented in this game are quite challenging and enjoyable when you finally figure them out. Plus, the best part about the gameplay is that there is more than one way to handle each situation. To aid you in your quest GLaDOS presents you with the Aperture Science Portal Gun. This gateway creation device grants you the ability to create an interconnected portal with two distinct colours; red and blue. Not every surface is portable and you are restricted as to which surfaces you are allowed to create these passageways. Also, your velocity is conserved are you pass through a portal; as GLaDOS states in layman's terms, "speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out". For example, plummeting off a 30 foot ledge through a portal will sling you out the other side at an alarming speed. You'll definitely have a blast constructing your strategically placed portals as you progress through the challenges presented in the outstanding level design. After you've completed the game, new challenges become available. You have the option to replay certain levels on an advanced (or more difficult) mode. Plus, there are other variants to partake in which include reaching the goal with the least number of steps or while using the least number of portals. Unfortunately, even with these added scenarios, the entire game will last you a few short hours and leaving you hungry for more. The level design an absolute standout compared to other puzzle games on the market. Portal offers an intriguing atmosphere that'll not only test your platforming skills but how well you can problem solve. Visually, this game will keep you thoroughly satisfied. The voice work for GLaDOS is pure gold. Her humorous dialog is highly entertaining especially those subtle remarks towards your general well being. There is also a witty song performed during the credits that's really catchy. Aside from the whole experience ending to quickly, Portal is still revolutionary. The challenging puzzles and clever dialog are beautifully mixed together. Plus, the fact that you're able to reach each goal using different methods truly makes the game personal and memorable for each person. I would highly recommend this game to anyone because these few short hours of playing Portal have been some of the best I've had in my entire gaming career.
Portal is a classic that combines puzzles, portals, as the name goes, and physics to create a unique combination that is easy to understand, but hard, yet rewarding, to master. Alongside the puzzles is Glados, an AI, who adds charm and character to an already unique game. Once you're done with the base content, you can try out the user-created content to fill your heart's content. Highly recommended for anyone of any age.
This is a budget sized, and priced game, that has a surprising dept, both in story, and gameplay, and for some reason, even in its graphics, which is downright scary for a ten year old game, to look this good today. Seriously, this, just like every game on the source engine looks better then some games released today...all the while running better, then anything, no matter the system. In this game, you have to face Glados, one of the best villains of all time. She is like Skynet's more talkative psychotic little sister, that wants to murder you, yet you can't be mad at her, because she's so entertaining! The portal gimmick works really well, and it's pretty straightforward. The game becomes graduallyharder, and some stages can be rather tricky, but it1s never frustrating. There's a lot of user created maps, if you finished it. Some of them good, most of them aren't but that's just the way it is. Anyway, this really is a must have title, i highly recommend if for anyone.
This game has a gorgeous aesthetic. It looks amazing. Even after, what, 9 years? It holds up. The puzzles aren't that difficult in general, but they're certainly fun. The story is the real strength of this game. It's hilarious. If you know anything about puzzle games, you know about this one. It's worth it at any price.
I am not really keen on puzzle games but this is and exception. Portal is a game where you are given a device that allows you to create portals on flat and plain surfaces. If you make two portal and enter one you will exit another. That's the whole mechanics. You have to use physics of portals to reach your goal. My favourite thing is then you place one portal on wall and other on lower floor and you jump down to gain momentum and launch yourself ten meters away. I had lot of fun with Portal but it last only for two hours. However it has great replay value.
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