Excerpt: Like so many others here at Family Friendly Gaming, I look for games that are really good deals. I also look for games that Family Friendly Gaming has not previously sounded off on. The Portal franchise fits into that perfectly. I used the Xbox 360 version of this game for this review.
Conclusion: There was some good innovation though, with the various paints and their extraordinary powers, but again they never really made a test challenging. The one saving grace is the humour and interplay between the characters and yourself. That alone made it worth playing to experience!
Excerpt: Back in 2007 Valve release The Orange Box, which collected up the 2004 PC game Half-Life 2 along with the ‘Episode’ expansions for release on the XBOX360 (and later PS3), and added two new games: Team Fortress 2 and Portal.
Pros: Longer game; better graphics; more puzzling puzzles; better and more characters
Cons: Some things changed without reason from original; feels too ‘game like’ compared to the original
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.
Summary: Portal 2 is everything that made the first Portal great, but expanded and polished to a much higher level. The sharp gameplay and mind-bending puzzles. The great sense of humor. The appealing visuals and sound. Portal 2 does it all better than the first game.