Summary: I really enjoyed the game. My only complaint is that the early levels are a bit too easy, but everything else was done really well. The atmosphere is absolutely terrifying and keeps you on your toes even if you already know everything about the game. Ellen McClain is sinister yet funny as GLADOS. The story keeps get scarier and scarier the more you think about it. GLADOS actually scares you more in this one than the sequel.
Summary: Very good game. Firstly the graphics were great. Artwork was excellent, unique and had this "old sci fi" feel to it. Scenes were beautiful and items appropriately placed. I found the music choice, ambient sound, animation and effects pretty good too. Although the cut scenes had small & simple animation on them, I thought they were nicely crafted. Have played the 1st game and thought this one was just as good. Gameplay was easy and puzzles simple to solve.
Summary: I found this game more enjoyable than the 1st one. Again it is a change from the normal HOG and you have to find various items and place them in their image. I liked the story and Igor (a Marty Feldman look-alike) was a fun character that livened up the game. The story is lovely and the game has an excellent length. It also has little red balls to find in each area that pretty up the game frame. Cute.
Summary: The Mystery of the Crystal Portal was my introduction to HO games, and initially I was a little confused with the costant opening of bubbles and skipping back and forth to the various rooms, but once I worked out what to do I enjoyed the genre, and an now an avid HOG fan. However, I am NOT a horror fan and with so many HO games climbing on that train, or the childish witch/fairytale stories/dialogue that make me want to just hurry up and skip to the next scene, I am...
Summary: Portal begins unlike any of the games I have played (considering I have played only four games, that's not saying much.) Waking up in a completely glass, bedchamber is slightly disorienting and begins the questions. From the moment Portal begins, the questions begin rattling through the mind of the player. There is no other person with you or around the only companionship there is is a dissociated computer voice and a "companion cube.
Summary: I loved this game. I have heard the phrase "The cake is a lie" and knew where it came from, but I just have never ¬played Portal. So I was really excited to finally play it! I really enjoyed the actual gameplay of Portal - a lot more than many first-person shooters that I've played.
Summary: The graphics on this game are absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with that more than the story, but the story is pretty good. Another one where you have to run to different rooms/locations (which I love), and sometimes you have to put stuff together. I mean, they're literally broken apart (although the pieces aren't far away).
Summary: This is one of the best puzzle games I have ever had the privilege of playing. The game play is spectacular, the graphics are perfect, theres plenty to chuckle at, and best of all it takes some real problem solving skills! This game mixes First Person Shooter with puzzle game brilliantly. Your only weapons are your Portal Gun and your brain. This is definitely a game you'll enjoy!
Summary: It is fabulously executed, and incorporates a surprisingly captivating plot for it's simplicity. As the trailers say: you really "Start thinking with portals!" You will be walking around your house, or the library or any building and begin to plan out a portal route to your destination =-D It also has very cute and catchy additions to keep you entertained while solving the puzzles such as the quirky, humorous, mono-toned voice which guides you through the "test.