Sunday, January 27, 2008

Portal is the greatest

So if you haven't heard of Portal, I don't blame you. It seems there are quite a few people who haven't heard of it...It's pretty much the most amazing game on earth. The graphics are really good, but I don't really care too much about graphics. The gameplay is ridiculously good, and the puzzles actually force you to make strategies ahead of time, and really take some thinking. Prior to playing Portal, I thought the Zelda series had the greatest puzzles, but now I'd have to say in some ways, Portal has better puzzles. Zelda puzzles cause you to use multiple items though, and in Portal you only have the portal gun, so in that sense, Zelda's better. What I liked about Portal is how they did the portals...It's not like you go into the portal and it warps you to another place, and you start from rest...The portal basically is just a hole into another room, where gravity may be different, or whatever. Pretty much another dimension.
Another thing I liked about Portal is that between tense, thoughtful puzzle-solving experiences, there is narration that made me laugh so hard I cried.
Not only that, but to top it all off, they added a love story in the game, one including a missed birthday party. Don't worry, every relationship has its problems.

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