Summary: I picked up this game as a deal of the week from BFG, and I enjoyed the game emensly for 3$. Now the question becomes will you enjoy it for full price. This game is a sequel to The Mystery of the Crystal Portal, and as such carries the same gameplay. Instead of being given a list of items to find, then recieving one or two useful items at the end of your search, you are given a task.
Summary: "The cake is a lie." From my experience, the entirety of Portal is a lie, a seemingly fascinating lie beginning with Glados. Glados portrays an antithesis of complexity and morality. With that, I mean to say that while her initial role reflects the simple, benign moderator for the simulation, her personality changes to mold the complex, malevolent antagonist that we all know and love after "the twist".
Summary: Crystal Portal: Beyond the Horizon isn't too bad.I haven't played the first one so I can't compare it. It's beautiful to look at, and searching for the hidden objects is reasonably challenging, but you don't really care much about the story or characters beyond being lead to the next scene. I dunno, maybe I've been playing these HOGs too much, but somehow I just didn't get excited about this one.
Summary: I rarely gripe about plot lines in HOGs but I really must protest. Here we have a young woman that was basically abandoned by her father, she then spends her life trying to find him based on the "loving" clues he so kindly left behind for her. In this edition of the Crystal Portal, she finally actually finds her wilfully errant or lost or totally clueless father and what is the very first thing he asks of her?
Summary: I loved the first one. The thing is,they kinda make you think there is more here than there is.The first is very short.I was let down by that.I have tried this one,I loved what I played,length is my only issue.
Summary: See PoodleBear's review. My exact feelings. I had to do about three+ tasks just to hand granny her glasses which were sitting right next to her. Way too many "pockets" in this game which turned into plain old busy work instead of fun.
Summary: I bought this game to spend my offtime enjoying. Unfortunately, where I am currently situated has no internet and I haven't yet been able to play. Looks like I'll have to wait until I get back home to give it a shot. Didn't rate good or bad, due to inability to play, but I have been told it's very fun and look forward to finding that out for myself.
Summary: I ordered the Portal DVD expecting a stand-alone game for the PC. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I had to sign on for Steam in order to play it. Although I have a strong video card and processor, the game crashed frequently or stuttered both in video and sound. I spent several weeks changing around start-up applications and game options until the crashes stopped (at least most of the time). Good game, but a pain to get running smoothly.
Summary: The game itself doesn't have very good graphics, but the sound and music are just fine. There's only one act in the whole game, but the levels are fairly challenging. There are upgrades and characters that are not found in Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness & Beyond the Dark Portal. It was so easy, I beat the game in less than TWO hours!