Tuesday, 17 May 2011
The Cake is a Lie.
Since I have basically being emailed constantly to do a Portal review, I'll try my best in order to review it as accurately as possible. I haven't played Portal 2, but apparently the original Portal is alot better than Portal 2. But anyway, time to review it!
Portal is a first-person logic/puzzle game that is made by the company Valve, yes. It's another Steam Game, since most games run off Steam now. I'll hopefully find a game that ISN'T on Steam for all you Linux users! However, the game is on PC, Xbox and also Playstation 3, which was introduced with the "Orange Box".
The plot of the game starts off when you have woken up in a chamber and you have to complete numerous objectives to escape the chamber, and to do this you have to use your logic and your Portal Gun. You will go through an enduring 19 Test-Chambers in order to "escape." And as you complete these chambers, GLaDOS (The Robot who screens the Voice-Messages as you progress through the levels) introduces new skills to you, which aid you through the chambers, each level incorporates an additional ability, or thereforth.
Now, despite being extremely short in length, the game itself has additional features such as additional challenges, speed clears and also advanced chambers, each with different mechanics bound to the chamber. Below is the basic gameplay which is used for Portal.
Left/Right Click - Produces a Portal in which you can jump through in order to get where the other Portal that you used, you can travel back through it if you haven't touched the original portal.
WASD - Makes you move your character, just like many games that are First-Person.
E - Picks up an object, such as a block, which is used to activate switches throughout the game.
Space - Jump!
There is not exactly much more to go on through the game as I don't want to spoil it.
As I said above, it's a very short game, but it has an extremely good replay value attached to it. This game is also available on Steam for $9.99, http://store.steampowered.com/app/400/ or at your local Gaming-Store. (EB Games, etc) and is usually priced at around $20 if you buy it from retail.
It is worth buying for the cost, as quality > quantity goes. It's highly in the quality region.
Once again, peace. Unityx!