Portal 2 Log #5: FINALLY!

I FINALLY FINISHED PORTAL 2!!!!

Man. Oh. Man. That took way longer than expected, didn’t it? Wooooow.

Thankfully I had a lot of NOTHING to do today, so I decided to plop down with the good ol’ PS3 controller with Portal 2 at my side. Actually, Portal 2 was in my PS3 and on my television, but you get it. Anyway, the first few puzzles I did on my own, but after that it became clear to me that I would need some assistance, for my brain was not in the mood to think and I was too damn lazy to force it to. So I pulled out my laptop, plopped it in front of me and used a YouTube video for assistance every time the solution to a puzzle wasn’t obvious.

AND IT WORKED.

Now, this is going to sound really dumb considering I’m writing about a PORTAL game, but holy hell there were waaaaaay too many puzzles! Yes, I get it—it’s a game where you must strategically find your way out of testing chambers utilizing nothing more than  a gun that shoots portals out of it–so uhhh I should have expected many a’ puzzles. Hey, guess what? I’m not the hugest fan of puzzle games.

That being said, I liked the free-roam “puzzles” more than the actual testing chambers (probably because they were easy and didn’t require me to think as much). I also enjoyed the environment of Portal 2. It’s packed to the effin’ brim with details, and I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had wandering around the abandoned offices scoping out every room, portrait, sign, etc.

Simply awesome

I think my interest was also held because Portal 2 had more story; we learned a lot about the early years of Aperture Science and the people behind it. Something I was expecting–that didn’t happen–was the confirmation that Chell was Carolyn’s daughter. I mean, there’s evidence she is, but I don’t give enough of a shit to read through all of it. I’m assuming it will all be confirmed in Portal 3. CALLING IT NOW.

Also, Wheatley is a douche-core. He used me like a cheap hooker. I thought he was sincere about his feelings towards me, but every word he spoke was empty, his emotions were null. My heart is broken.

Ahem.

Did I enjoy the game? For the most part, yes. When I was in my Portal “moods” on certain nights I breezed by most of the puzzles and made significant process. But when I wasn’t (which ended up being 75% of time time) it was like pulling teeth. Had I gone into Portal knowing that it was a billion times longer than the original, however, I probably would have appreciated it more instead of bitching about how looooong it was.

BEE-TEE-DUB, many of you have told me that you finished this game in one sitting. ONE. SITTING. How the EFF do you do that without your brain melting?

But now I will leave you with, by far, the best part of Portal 2.

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  • SPAAAAAAAAAAACE! Gotta love Space Core! And even though Wheatley turned out to be a giant douche, I still kind of adore him. :X

    • Britt

      I do too. He’s a drug I can’t quit.

  • He’s good at heart, it was Glados’ body that corrupted him. I forgive the little guy.

  • Yeah, he just had a power-trip. Congrats Britt. I actually wished there were more puzzles when I finished it. So I guess there is no chance of you wanting to play through co-op? I promise I’ll do all the thinking!

  • king_clueless

    I completed it in one sitting. Saved a day for it and loved every minute. I’m surprised it didn’t blow you away tbh. I didn’t think it would be as good as the first but it’s actually better! The story is awesome and co-op is def worth trying.

    Oh btw, why didn’t you play on PC? Gotta be easier on PC with mouse shirley 😛

  • Boots_33

    Are you aware that your character in Portal is the mother of Half-Life 2’s Alyx Vance? Yep, pretty sure I read that many times in various places.