Archive for May, 2011

On Portal 2’s Story

Note: This is not a review, but simply thoughts on the story of Portal 2. This means there will be plenty of spoilers.

Portal 2 is a large step back from the original, brief, title nestled in Valveā€™s The Orange Box. While Portal 2 boasts two campaigns that are both twice as long as the original, a plethora of new mechanics and a multiplayer co-op mode, the actual experience of playing Portal 2 is greatly inferior to the original. This is because Portal 2 is trying to tell the player a story. (more…)