Summary: I didn't play the first Portal, and bought this one strictly based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I got the hang of it pretty quickly, and was solving the puzzles in no time. The game commentary that you hear between levels is hilarious and, in my opinion, the best part of the game. This isn't to say that the game itself was not fun, it was. Such a nice departure from a lot of the mindless shooters and sports games that I normally play.
Summary: Came in a bubble lined envelope after a week and a half (Ireland). Box wasn't wrapped in the original plastic like I usually like my games and the disk wasnt stuck in the tray but was sliding around on the book, disk wasnt scratched though and it worked perfectly. Overall, happy with order.
Summary: Portal 2 is a good game. It doesn't have quite the level of humour I was expecting, the storyline is dragged out a bit, and it is quite slow paced, being a puzzle solving game rather than anything else. Despite this I still enjoy it, the humour that's in it is very refreshing, the idea of these portals are brilliant, and it's a nice change from the fast paced, all out action games. The graphics are excellent too, with great attention to detail.
Summary: I'm trying to work out whether it's the game or me that has the problem. Plenty of people have rated it highly and I know some publications had it in their top 10 games for 2011. The simple fact is it has not grabbed my imagination and I got bored quite quickly of what feels like repetition. The basics of the game are quite simple for where I got to. You learn through some early stages what the controls are and how to use the portals.
Summary: So I was super excited about this game. I thought the concept of it was very cool. I also love puzzle solving games. Unfortuntally. For me, I ended up not liking this game. I played it for an hour and ended up very dizzy. Every time I try to play this game I end up feeling like I have motion sickness. It is a real shame because the graphics and concept are great. I did enjoy playing it. However, overall it just isn't for me.
Summary: I didn't play Portal 1 so I can't compare them. Portal 2 is a great puzzle game. Some room got me thinking a long time. The A.I. Weathley and Glados are awesome especially Weathley. He's just too much fun. The game is however really short, it took me around 15hours. My advice would be, don't pay full price for this game. Borrow it from a friend or try to get it for 30$ or less. Overall it's a fun game.