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Portal 2 Unlocked on Steam and Australian Street Date Broken
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
11465 posts
One of the year's most anticipated games, Portal 2 from Valve Software has broken free of its captors two days early and can now be obtained from both Australian retail outlets as well Valve's Steam online content delivery service.

The broken retail store street date was likely provoked by the fans' completion of the intricate Alternate Reality Game that recently achieved it's target.
Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following.

The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game.

The game’s two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.
Portal 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For the best (and non-regionalised) price, PC and Mac users can purchase the game directly from Steam.
02:43pm 19/04/11 Permalink
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02:43pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18476 posts
S*** yeah. I thought we still had like a week to go.

Woot!

EDIT: WTF?

$108 for Portal 2 on Xbox and PS3 at EB. Is that some type of joke? That's more than double the PC's price.
02:44pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
350 posts
I was just about to make a thread about this. I doubt I will be buying this any time soon though.
02:45pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DarthGuybrush
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
155 posts
Yup downloading now!!! C'mon Steam - you can do it!!!

Our dollar is strong only cost me $47.56 via Steam in AUD!!! Cheaper the the US for a change!
03:01pm 19/04/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12502 posts
if your pre-ordered it would have been like $42.
03:02pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Bikkies
New South Wales
179 posts
Just grab it on Steam.
03:04pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Python
Sydney, New South Wales
948 posts
I'll wait for the Christmas sales


o_O
03:04pm 19/04/11 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
562 posts
Yeah I'm not keen on this, might wait for a sale. Not saying that Portal wasn't awesome, it was. Just far too many games to play these days.
03:12pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DarthGuybrush
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
156 posts
Righto Ravn0s! Just out of luck I check my bank account and pay was in like 12 hours+ early! (Easter?)
03:16pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2540 posts
Crap. I'm leaving early today @ 4pm, but that's not early enough!!
03:30pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
2433 posts
Played for about 40 minutes, seemed a bit underwhelming for a while but then began to get more interesting.

To anybody who gets an "incomplete installation" error or whatever it was, restarting steam fixed that for me.
04:23pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
7119 posts
haha thats what you want, a newly released game with installation errors
04:26pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
6595 posts
Haha, it's great so far. GlaDOS' dialogue is hilarious. Stephen Merchant is great too.
04:44pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16296 posts
Yeah, I had to restart steam as well to fix that incomplete installation thing, but then it worked fine. Want more stephen merchant though :(
04:52pm 19/04/11 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
424 posts
I also had the incomplete installation thing but simple trying to rerun the game fixed it for me.
About 2 hours in so far and am really enjoying it, as Midda said, the dialogue is just hilarious.
04:58pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14879 posts
Has there been mention of how long the expect the game to run?
Single/co-op/or both.
05:01pm 19/04/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
10607 posts
got my ps3 copy for 48

booyah free pc key also
05:06pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2705 posts
Ah man this game is so funny

*robot eye*
ok, i'll hack this door... just turn around
*glass smashing noise*
there, hacked.

hahahaha
05:06pm 19/04/11 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
425 posts
Has there been mention of how long the expect the game to run?

A PC Gamer review has said the SP is approx 8-10 hours
05:08pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1514 posts
Wheatley for best actor in a game this year! Funny f*****g bastard. "I'll wait an hour, and if you don't appear, I'll come back later, and find your body and bury you. Go team!"

Also, with SP being about 8-10 hours, you then have co-op which has a new campaign, and then Multi which i presume they'll put out a sdk for.
05:21pm 19/04/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12503 posts
co-op and sp are supposed to take around the same length to complete. so probably around 16 hours in total.
05:28pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16297 posts
got my ps3 copy for 48


Got my PC copy for 40 and I'm playing it right now. Booyah.

Wheatley for best actor in a game this year! Funny f*****g bastard.


Yeah, thats stephen merchant, hes awesome. I loved the bit at the start where hes like "Ok try and speak. Ok, you're jumping, thats jumping". Hope theres more of him!

Also, if anyone wants to try some co-op later tonight I'm keen.
05:33pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16298 posts
Also, what the hell is up with that ingame store where you can buy costumes for your robots in multiplayer? That seems a bit, I dunno, un-valve like? Seems like what I'd expect from a facebook game or a money-grubbing capcom game.
05:35pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Vash
2458 posts
Decrypting taking its sweet ass time, either the servers are chugged or these are heavily encrypted/compressed
05:36pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
7121 posts
duno tf2 seems to be pretty "buy this hat that looks cool"
05:36pm 19/04/11 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
3053 posts
got my ps3 copy for 48


Where abouts did you grab that from ?
05:41pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
6597 posts
Also, what the hell is up with that ingame store where you can buy costumes for your robots in multiplayer? That seems a bit, I dunno, un-valve like? Seems like what I'd expect from a facebook game or a money-grubbing capcom game.

It's what they've been doing with TF2 for ages.

Yeah, thats stephen merchant, hes awesome. I loved the bit at the start where hes like "Ok try and speak. Ok, you're jumping, thats jumping". Hope theres more of him!

He keeps popping up. I'm not very far yet, bet he's still making regular (though short) appearances. They're generally pretty hilarious too.
05:54pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2706 posts
Yeah that orb guy keeps showing up for awhile. When he is talking about the children's science experiments it's pretty funny. I've been playing 2 hours and made it to the... um... second main testing facility. Yeah you'll know what I mean when you see it. Don't wanna spoil it. The announcements being played are awesome.

last edited by DM at 18:00:45 19/Apr/11
05:57pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16300 posts
Oh, I thought the hates in TF2 were like stuff you earned ingame through achievements or challenges or randomly or something, didn't realise it was stuff you bought at a store.

And even though I'm opposed to it on principle, I really do want to buy the tophat and fake moustache for my robot :(
06:03pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
6599 posts
Yeah, the hats were originally (and still are) items that you get from achievements and randomly in game, but if you want something specifically, you can just buy it. I think there are also some things you can only get through purchasing.
06:18pm 19/04/11 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1625 posts
Valve probably looked at what Blizzard do, wondered why people still seem to worship them and figured it couldn't hurt to do the same.

I've finished it already, I guess the time it takes depends on how smart you are. In the end, the Spoiler:
Haha as if I've finished it yet.
So yeah, no big surprises there.
06:24pm 19/04/11 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
7591 posts
I'm decrypting a preloaded copy.

It would be faster to download.
06:28pm 19/04/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12504 posts
ive been downloading a 500mb update for the last hour :(

its going so slow
06:56pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Jabroney
Queensland
1313 posts
i'm keen for some co-op at some stage too if anyone's keen

just find me in QGL steam group
07:30pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Gibster
Melbourne, Victoria
55 posts
me and a mate just finished the co op in about 3.5 hours, its awesome.
gonna do the single player tomorrow. great fun, heaps of laughs.
07:54pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2708 posts
Yeah I'm rather far in SP after... Wow, I guess that's about 8 hours so far. I've been playing all afternoon and it's now almost 10. Great SP length and s*** is finally getting hard. Past 4 tests i've been stumped for awhile and this latest one isn't any different. Will try Co-Op tomorrow, hopefully with someone from here.
09:53pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5783 posts
Just beat single-player, and Steam says I've only played it for 4 hours.
10:05pm 19/04/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12505 posts
heh there's an interactive super 8 trailer in the extras. kinda disappointed that there's no commentary.
10:07pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5784 posts
heh there's an interactive super 8 trailer in the extras. kinda disappointed that there's no commentary.
When you click Play Single Player, there's an option for Developer Commentary.
10:09pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2710 posts
Yeah same, says 2 hours for me and i've been playing since it unlocked so it's at least 7 hours for me.
10:11pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1515 posts
Man, this game is f*****g awesome. Also, Chapter 5 feels very Half Life esque.
10:16pm 19/04/11 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
12506 posts
When you click Play Single Player, there's an option for Developer Commentary.



awesome. going listen to it after i finish the game.
10:21pm 19/04/11 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
10608 posts
Where abouts did you grab that from ?


http://www.play-asia.com/Portal_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-46ag.html
its actually 49 not 48, I opted for the express shipping too
10:32pm 19/04/11 Permalink
Door
Brisbane, Queensland
836 posts
Simply love the part when you shoot the portals at the walls!
10:42pm 19/04/11 Permalink
trillion
Brisbane, Queensland
2209 posts
6 hours, 5 oh which were coop. what a fun game
11:56pm 19/04/11 Permalink
DEVDOGG
Melbourne, Victoria
24 posts
SPOILER ALERT!!!!
potatoes...
that is all ^_^
12:07am 20/04/11 Permalink
evıs
Brisbane, Queensland
6408 posts
Finished single player, coop tomorrow methinks.
12:20am 20/04/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
939 posts
I'm a ways through single player, s*** gets interesting once your into the second testing facility. Level design is tits too, as per usual with Valve.

Edit* - f*** me its 1 am, I have to pour concrete in 6 hours, f***. thanks Portal !#!$!
12:58am 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16305 posts
Awesome game, co-op is mad fun too, was playing co-op with midda earlier in the night and it was really cool. I'd hate to be playing with some random though that you find through the matchmaking, you need someone who is gonna talk over voice comms and isn't a moron or it'd get frustrating pretty quick.
01:14am 20/04/11 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1877 posts
Been soaking up the atmosphere as much as possible with single player, but it is late and though I am almost at the end, a puzzle has me stumped finally.
I give up. Shall try again in the morning.

Co-op tomorrow with my duel pack buddy. Best fun I have had in a long time.
01:23am 20/04/11 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
426 posts
Also just finished single player in around 8 hours. Absolutely awesome overall. Can't wait to get into the co-op.
02:19am 20/04/11 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
5281 posts
Having not played it yet, im guessing potatoes are the new cake?
06:20am 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16310 posts
Sort of

Spoiler:
Glados gets turned into a potato
06:30am 20/04/11 Permalink
Vash
2459 posts
Level with the big fan is my favorite so far in co-op. Can't wait to get back into it tonight.
08:58am 20/04/11 Permalink
Fish
Brisbane, Queensland
2891 posts
It's 2011, and I can neither see my shadow, nor my feet, nor reflections of myself.... even though I can see myself through portals...
I kinda thought that these "features" were supposed to be standard for a fps game in this day and age.
09:00am 20/04/11 Permalink
taggs
5061 posts
aww, man.

i left mine downloading overnight so it's sitting at home waiting for me but i have a function i have to go to after work >:(

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
09:03am 20/04/11 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1737 posts
It's 2011, and I can neither see my shadow, nor my feet, nor reflections of myself.... even though I can see myself through portals...
I kinda thought that these "features" were supposed to be standard for a fps game in this day and age.

Ah. The first options I disable if they're present..
09:11am 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16312 posts
I dunno, seeing your own feet in an fps always looks dodgy, I don't like it
09:14am 20/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14880 posts
"I cant see my feet" sounds like something a fatty would say, while living vicariously through his slim fit ingame player.
10:35am 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1516 posts
I hate shadows in games. There is no point. I do not care to see my own shadow, especially in an FPS. And it detracts to much processing power.

Holy crap am I stuck on Chapter 8, chamber 9 I think, one with blue paint and 3 turrets behind a clear wall. I have no clue what to do. It just looks impossible...
10:53am 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16314 posts
Spoiler:
You can suck the blue paint up into the funnel tubes. Make a funnel that passes under the blue paint dispenser and goes to the other side of the room, hit the button to release blue paint and jump into the funnel yourself then when you get to the other side quickly get out of the funnel and stand on the pad to reverse the direction of the funnel. Once the blue gel has reversed up into the original part of the funnel (ie the bit you didn't create), place your spare portal on the wall above the gun turrets and get off the pad so the funnel goes back to moving in its original direction, which will carry the blue gel out over the turrets. then just shoot your portal off anywhere to turn the funnel off when the blue paint is suspended in the air over the turrets, makes the turrets bounce around and kill themselves, and you win!
11:08am 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1517 posts
YAY, thanks khel, would never have bloody thought that.
11:12am 20/04/11 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
940 posts
Right, I'm home, who wants to play some co-op?
11:47am 20/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2711 posts
This game is getting the same mixed slamming as what DA2 did over at metacritic. Biggest complaint seems to be at the DLC options and the shop. Some are angry they finished it in 4 hours, to which I say congrats you managed to blow through the game at a stupid pace and its your own fault. I don't see how thats possible though as i've been playing at least 7 hours and still have a while to go.
12:48pm 20/04/11 Permalink
DarthGuybrush
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
157 posts
Some of the Developer commentary is interesting. One of the earlier ones has some bloke talking about stuff I ended up thinking WTF is he talking about!
12:57pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
5283 posts
I don't see how thats possible though as i've been playing at least 7 hours and still have a while to go.

Let me explain how it's possible:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/SSgRL66koDI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/l8nSAZMJcMo/24-Retards.jpg
01:27pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16321 posts
Well I just finished single player and mines at 13 hours played, but that includes a few hours of co-op, various mucking around with the extras, some leaving it paused ingame while off doing other stuff, etc. So I think it prolly took me 8 - 9 hours to do the single player, but I loved every minute of it. And such an awesome ending :)

I think a large part of the appeal of it though was the great writing and the fantastic voice acting by Stephen Merchant and J.K. Simmons. Glados was very much upstaged by those two in this game, but even she had some great lines. I mean the puzzles were awesome, but it was the peformances and the writing that really pushed it over into something I couldn't stop playing.
01:33pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14881 posts
Just finish single player in 7.5hrs
Didn't find it hard enough... a chunk of my time was just me being a downy and way over-thinking bits. But still fun!

- The ending was unexpected, cute, funny, everything.
- Voice acting was A+++, had me laughing out loud the whole game.
- Would have liked bigger, trickier test rooms.
- More boss style timed events would be good.
- They should combine it with an FPS element - would be epic! :)

Overall, excellent.

Co-op tonight!
ps, does co-op have timed levels? Like Portal 1 had for the 3 skill levels.
01:49pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Caveboy
Brisbane, Queensland
108 posts
Do you people sleep or work for that matter?
01:49pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1521 posts
Definitely the actors made this game that much greater. I've just finished Singleplayer and god it was awesome. Cave Johnsons, Wheatley and Glados just make this game so awesome. And f*** some of those puzzles were a mind bender.
01:52pm 20/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2714 posts
I'm stuck on the same part that Eorl was. I got the turrets to die but now it f**** me how i'm supposed to get over that large gap without any places to set up a fling.
01:55pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16322 posts
For DM:

Spoiler:
Stick a portal in the floor and make a funnel that takes you to the roof, then when you're at the roof stick your other portal on the slanted bit of wall, which turns off the funnel, makes you fall down through your portal on the floor and shoots you over the wall, and then you bounce off the blue goo left behind from when you killed the robots.
01:59pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14882 posts
I way overthought that final launch ^^
I had blue goop f***** everywhere, trying to do a 4-chain bounce. Hahah.

Then went "oh you idiot"
02:05pm 20/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2715 posts
Yeah I doubt I did it right but I managed to get a small tiny patch of goo on the corner of the floor so just bounced up directly into the beam and yeah managed to fall into a portal and WOOSH. Finished the game and was quite happy with the SP length and final movie/song. One of the best Wheatly comments was during the escape

"Holmes and Moriarty, Aristotle and SPIKY SMASHY THING"

I was sort of expecting a "chell is glados/cave johnson's daughter" but glad that didn't happen as there were a few refrences to her parents. I dunno seemed like a obvious twist to me.

EDIT - Heres the ending song. 1 tiny, spoiler in there though which you shouldn't be that surprising if your over half way into the game.



I like it more than Still Alive, the beat is a lot better I think with it's irregular stopping and such.

last edited by DM at 18:21:24 20/Apr/11
02:38pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1524 posts
Yeah, I do like the ending song for it, especially the little intro before hand with the turrets. I lol'ed. Also, I felt sorry for Glados/Caroline, and how she Spoiler:deleted her real self from memory. Was sad day :( Also her destroying those cute companion cubes!
06:53pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
5786 posts
Spoiler:
I thought GlaDOS was Caroline, not Chell. Cave was talking about putting himself in a computer, and said he wanted Caroline to run the place if they couldn't do it.
07:00pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
2435 posts
Have been playing obsessively to the detriment of my productivity, finally finished it.

Loved the ending, such an epic way to finish things off.

As for Eorl and Mantorok
Spoiler:
Yep Caroline was the boss's assistant, he demanded that she be put in the robot if he died before it was ready.
07:50pm 20/04/11 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1631 posts
Kind of funny that this game was released the day before Skynet went live and killed everyone today in the future back in the '80s.
I had blue goop f***** everywhere, trying to do a 4-chain bounce. Hahah.

That makes me think of the white paint room. I pretty much painted the entire area just because I could.

The game was way too short, it took me 7 hours and I certainly wasn't rushing through it. I think they are going to be supporting community built maps though with the editing tools which could be cool.

There was one simple area that I got frustrated with where you had to be in one spot but the area to put your portal was blocked by glass if you were in that spot. I got frustrated and ended up just shooting at the glass a few times and one of them seemed to bend and go through the glass to the wall and opened the portal.
08:01pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1525 posts
Gosh I felt like a idiot sometimes. Sat in some puzzles going...what the hell. Then after 10-20 minutes, it hit me and I was like "doiiii".

Also.

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
08:08pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
2437 posts
Heh that room was pretty hard Hemerage.

Also loved that moment in the ending, the Spoiler:
tiny ding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NABJVXOgiA&t=4m25s
08:10pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14886 posts
I actually worked that one out very very quick.... until I failed at "fall in hole, get flung over"
10:26pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1878 posts
That makes me think of the white paint room. I pretty much painted the entire area just because I could.


Seems I wasn't the only one. Painted every surface I could...
Major OCD. Understandably I took a long time to get the shines in Super Mario Sunshine.

Pic related

last edited by Lynx at 22:51:32 20/Apr/11
10:29pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1526 posts
Holy s*** well done Lynx
10:37pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1879 posts

Needs an achievement
10:50pm 20/04/11 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
9392 posts
Anyone see the human (g-man styles) in one test chamber run through an exit in the distance? I think it was in chapter 8. IIRC it was when wheatley was adjusting an exit. Wish I screened it... surely someone else saw it though.

edit: na it was the robot from the coop. False alarm

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1848497

Anyway, awesome awesome game.


last edited by ctd at 23:18:31 20/Apr/11
11:16pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14887 posts
Ha, nice work Lynx :)

I just reloaded the intro for a laugh.
The "Press E to say Apple" .... "um ok, what you're doing there is ---"

Quality :)
11:26pm 20/04/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
6613 posts
Yeah, I saw P-Body when I was in that room.

I just finished it. Freaking awesome ending. Not sure how long I took, but I'd guess about 8 or 9 hours. There were a few instances where I was just standing there like an idiot trying to work s*** out, like in the room with the sentries behind the glass a few others in here have mentioned. I sorted out the turrets pretty quick, but I was stuck after that. I was soooo tempted to look up how to do it, but it eventually clicked and I realised I was retarded for not seeing it sooner.

Definitely keen to get through all of the coop. Hopefully the missus finishes it soon so we can play coop.
11:50pm 20/04/11 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
9393 posts
I wanna play coop with someone that hasn't started it yet :S
11:57pm 20/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2718 posts
Love at the very end a burnt companion cube gets spat out. I gotta play SP over again with dev commentary.

EDIT - Fine deleted top part of my post. Apparantly posting vague statements deep in a thread about a game is a spoiler. F**** me how to do the tags because I always forget and there is no button for it so screw it

last edited by DM at 00:17:19 21/Apr/11
12:04am 21/04/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5554 posts
Wow DM, How's about a f*****g spoiler tag?
12:12am 21/04/11 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
9394 posts
Bleh I avoided this thread until I finished it. Didn't wanna get spoiled.
12:18am 21/04/11 Permalink
Hemerage
Brisbane, Queensland
14888 posts
Thats like putting your hand in a fire and yelling at people for not warning you it's hot.
12:19am 21/04/11 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
2439 posts
F**** me how to do the tags because I always forget and there is no button for it so screw it

If you press "post a reply" on somebody's post it comes up with < quote > tags (without the space).
It's the same for spoilers, so < spoiler >(without the spaces) and< /spoiler >. (need the slash in the second one to close the spoiler segment)

^Taking out the spaces gives
Spoiler:
(without the spaces) and
12:25am 21/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2720 posts
Thanks nerf. I'll write that down now so I don't forget it.
12:32am 21/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16323 posts
I loved the cave johnson line where he was "Those of you hear for the praying mantis dna test, I have some bad news, that test is permanently cancelled. Good news though, we have a new test for you, fighting an army of mantismen!"

The cave johnson bits were actually kind of sad, like it was just this downward spiral, first section they're testing olympians and astronauts and its all hugely important and they're on top of the world, then the next one they're testing bums off the street, then the last one Spoiler:
hes dying and bankrupt and everythings gone to s***


So many awesome lines though, I think I'm gonna have to play it again, even though I know the puzzles, its just brilliantly written, and perfectly cast. Was reading about Stephen Merchant doing Wheatly last night and he was saying that the Valve guys let him ad-lib and mess around with the words as he saw fit to give it his own style, I was wondering that while I was playing cos I was thinking either the person who wrote the dialogue for him knew his style of humour perfectly, or they let him put his own spin on it.

Bits that spring to mind were like where hes taken the job on the nanobot repair crew and hes like "Thanks for the hate crime jer, I'll see you in court mate", and even at the end when hes floating around and the little orb goes past and is like "I'm in spaaaaace", and he goes "Yes you are mate!" in like this happy voice like you'd talk to children, I laughed so much at that, the delivery is just perfect.
02:03am 21/04/11 Permalink
trillion
Brisbane, Queensland
2216 posts
03:10am 21/04/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Other International
14447 posts
Fantastic Game, could have had some harder puzzles, but overall pretty damn enjoyable.
03:42am 21/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1528 posts
Try co=op Scuzzy. God damn some of those puzzles are hard...
10:34am 21/04/11 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2409 posts
found co-op much easier than sp. friend and i only got stuck for a few mins on each one. was stuck on some parts of the sp for a little bit longer. what they needed to make co-op more fun was to make executing the solution harder. i found once you figured out what to do it was really easy to execute. needed to be slightly frustrating so you can have an excuse to yell at your friend haha :)

i stil lthink the game was easier than P1. There was a lot of babying. I guess a big problem is when you put in a lot of different mechanics in it makes it really obvious what they want you to do.

"oh goo on the floor.. i wonder..." etc etc

i was disappointed they didnt make the last level of co-op hair tearingly hard ie: each person having to juggle the other and maybe throw in some quake style flicking shots.

good fun all around. got about 12 hours out of it including co-op. might go check this directors commentary out.
12:16pm 21/04/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2721 posts
Yeah I do agree with you there. Each new mechanic should of had 2 levels at most explaining what they do and how they can be used, and then the rest of the puzzles should of been hard, especially toward the end of the game.

The people who bought this game after all are the people who loved portal 1 so why would you want to make it easy for 50% of the game when these people know how to play it.
12:26pm 21/04/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Other International
14448 posts

Try co=op Scuzzy. God damn some of those puzzles are hard...
Yeah I plan to once I return home, pings from here are a bit s***, and I don't think I'll be talking fluent mandarin over voice comms any time soon :)
The people who bought this game after all are the people who loved portal 1 so why would you want to make it easy for 50% of the game when these people know how to play it.
I'd say because they've opened it up to a wider console market.

last edited by scuzzy at 12:32:42 21/Apr/11
12:30pm 21/04/11 Permalink
Door
Brisbane, Queensland
843 posts
Of because the plan to charge you another $30 for Portal 2: Map Pack 1.
12:34pm 21/04/11 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1633 posts
I'm hoping the editing tools they release will have an easy interface like those skate park map editors in Tony Hawk or RTS games so you don't have to be a programmer to be able to come up with anything decent.

There is so much potential for mods though if it's allowed, Portal CTF would be win.
12:45pm 21/04/11 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2410 posts
it was nearly condescending while you played the game lol.

teach you new way to use mechanic. teach you another new way to use mechanic. drop you in a new room and ask you to solve it. thankkks valve i didnt know how to add 1+2!


still good though!
12:47pm 21/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1533 posts
I think the SDK will be similar to portal 1's. And there are rumours that you can currently use portal 1 maps in portal 2. I think Valve will release the SDK then let the community go nuts. They have yet to make the PC community pay for updates or maps in their games.
05:44pm 21/04/11 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
5292 posts
I'm in space!



(Warning: Contains spoilers)
Spoiler:
I predict this will be the next cake.

08:16pm 22/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16344 posts
Hahaha, "Star... Star... Star... Star... getting bored of space"
08:44pm 22/04/11 Permalink
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