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?
Excerpt: The original Portal received critical acclaims when it was first released by Valve as part of The Orange Box compilation of Half-Life 2 back in 2007. The game's simple yet ingenious mix of first-person and puzzle gameplay hit a mark with many gamers and left them wanting for more.
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: Being the successor to the critically acclaimed Portal can't be easy, and Valve really had a tough job ahead of it when it formally announced Portal 2 last year. The new title was set to continue the story of Chell, the heroine from the original game, and introduce brand new mechanics as well as a...
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.
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.
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsPortal 2 was a game that got delayed, but still had a huge following including myself, as we waited for the release. When it finally came it was short of disappointment. It offered up exactly what it said it would and didn’t lose anything that we came to love from the first instalment.
Pros: Great game play, Easy to jump straight in, Propulsion gel is fantastic, Repulsion gel is fantastic, Multi Player is a nice addition, Multi Player lacks levels
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.
Pros: Longer single player campaign; new multiplayer game play.
Cons: You’ll be called fat and insulted throughout the game.