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Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Seven17
Portal 2 (Xbox 360)
Date: 17/01/12, updated on 05/06/12 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Interesting, funny and a challenge to play
Disadvantages: Poor longevity and you can't make custom levels
@ About, Gameplay Experience @
This game follows on the story of the previous portal 1 game, and neatly begins in the destroyed aperture science laboratory where you are joined by Wheatley. I found this game very interesting and humorous and it's the little things that make me laugh. The fact that GLaDOS this big bad robot designed to kill you ends up becoming a child's potato experiment, and the general "there is cake" joke.
Portal can become a very frustrating game in the harder levels since there are not hints or suggestions, and you are placed in a room with increasingly difficult challenges of being able to escape. The portal gun which fires doorways at walls for you to step through is a confusing feature in itself - If you can't do cognitive thinking then this game is not for you. It is designed to make you think before you act by allowing you to place portals almost anywhere. You can die in the game by jumping or falling into water, and turrets will shoot at you in direct line of sight.
In the game there are certain aspects that I would have not included such as the trap doors, the long confusing hallways and multiple objects such as the "mashy spike plates" which can become the painstakingly hard parts of each level. Unfortunately you can't edit levels and make your own portal levels in the game which is somewhat of a downer given that the longevity of Portal 2 is not that great anyway: Just 1 week to complete single player mode, and two weeks to finish multiplayer in my experience.
@ Graphics, Sound @
Graphics are sharp and defined, even on smaller less notable things like in a robot turrets eyes have glowing red circles around them, and on walls you can see small writing in the rat man caves where scary yet funny text is scrawled by a desperate test subject. The sound is perfect - robotic voices for GLaDOS and turrets, while Wheatley your companion and arch enemy is voiced by Steve merchant.
There has been a lot of effort in the voices too - when the characters shout down hallways it sounds like they really are falling down thousands of feet, not like a voice actor just screamed for a bit. Bullet shots sound like a silenced submachine gun and the portal gun makes a rather annoying goo shooting noise when fired, and it gets tiresome because you hear that noise constantly throughout the game.
@ Overall @
This is a fantastic game but the longevity and creativity is ruined by the fact that you can't build your own levels. The game quality though, is perfect and each level has a challenging feel to it, so if you are not using a guide it will stretch your thinking ability. I don't think this is for young children though, partly because of the language used and partly because of the difficulty. Overall though, a recommended game.
Summary: This is still a fantastic game, I just wish you could be creative with it.
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