Excerpt: Portal 2 is nearly upon us and mature-gaming got the chance to review Portal 2 before launch. An insta classic or a game full of holes? In just a few days Valve’s eagerly anticipated Portal 2 will be released to the world. Will the sequel live up to the hype? And if so how could it possibly get any better? The original Portal was launched way back in 2007 when it came packed with four other awesome games.
Summary: Valve caught us all a little off guard with the original Portal, but the game’s clever gameplay and dark humor sent the franchise in the meme stratosphere. While jumping through portals is no longer as novel as it once was, Valve keeps the series fresh by introducing a mix of new mechanics.
Conclusion: Overall, Portal 2 manages to act as a worthy successor to the original Portal, retaining its core mechanics while adding quite a lot of new things and other great additions that enrich the puzzle solving experience. Portal 2 has a top notch story, an extremely smooth gameplay, from the single-player campaign to the co-op multiplayer, and will no doubt be regarded as a serious contender for the game of the year award at the end of 2011.
Conclusion: PS: We finally note that if the PC version is logically the prettiest, the 360 ??version is graphically slightly down without antialiasing the PS3 version … This does not prevent the game from being a great on all systems.
Excerpt: Portal 2 est finalement sorti en ce mois d’avril 2011 sur trois supports que sont PC, PS3 et Xbox 360. Il s’agit sans surprise d’une suite directe tâchant non seulement de reprendre le contexte scénaristique mais aussi de diversifier le concept. Le titre est divisé en deux modes distincts, le mode solo et le mode coopératif. Dans le mode solo nous incarnons à nouveau Chell, héroïne du premier volet.
Excerpt: After being trapped in cryosleep for decades, Chell, the defiant lab rat of the original Portal game, once again finds herself inside Aperture Science and is woken up by an unfamiliar robot named Wheatley. He will help you escape before the Aperture Science building collapses. On your way out you’ll stumble upon your trusty portal gun which will help you escape the remains of many test chambers. Like the previous Portal, you can make inter-connecting portals that allow...
Pros: Longer single player campaign; new multiplayer game play.
Cons: You’ll be called fat and insulted throughout the game.
Excerpt: Fear not: this review has been the subject of endless scrutinisation to ensure that you, our cherished reader, do not have one of the best experiences of 2011 - nay, of recent years - ruined for you in any way, shape or form. To that end, there are no plot spoilers, no dialogue quotes, no references to cake or lies, no lyrics from Still Alive used as cheesy puns and no explanations of what happened at the end of the first game (for those that weren't intellectually on...
Excerpt: This is a game all adventure game fans should play. Seriously. Yes it works like a first person shooter, yes you have a gun, and yes you have a boss battle at the end. There are turrets that will kill you, falls that will break you, and death around quite a few corners. You jump, and run, and shoot, as you make your way through a giant testing laboratory where a number of psychotic Artificial Intelligences (A.I.s) are out to get you.