The Thread for Portal!

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Gigatron_2005, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Okay. There is a serious lack of discussion on this board about this very awesome game. For those of you who do not know about this game, in Portal you have only 1 gun. That gun creates portals. With this gun you progress through the levels by solving the puzzles that let you advance to the next stage.

    Anyway, the game is really really short, you could beat it in a single sitting if you wanted to. But oh it was so very very good. One of the most creative and funny games I've played in a long time. Also, the ending credits were amazing. :D 

    That said, the game by itself costs $20, which may be a little steep for the game's length. So go buy the Orange Box, its a fantastic deal.

    Did anybody else play this amazing little game?
     
  2. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    I was wondering why not a word was being spoken here about this game.

    Very, very great game though.

    This was a triumph!
     
  3. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    My younger brother got it last week, but I can't watch it for a few minutes without getting too disoriented, so I haven't watched it much. GREAT idea, though.

    And yes, the end credits= best ever.
     
  4. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    I loved it, finished in my first setting. The last stage was awsome. I'm trying to get the jump 300 feet achievement then I'm gonna do the challenges.
     
  5. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    Muahahahaha
    -puts a blue Portal at the thread entrance and shoots an oran...I mean red portal over the "oh no baking oven"-
    GLaDOS is amazing XD The humor that is in this game is second to none! Yes, it's a very short game and can be beaten in a few hours. However, I think Portal is a game that needs to be played by all since it's really great. My only problem, is when my roommates play and start dividing by zero >.<;;;;
     
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    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    I played the fan-made flash game, it's amazing.

    I'll purchase the real game over steam maybe this week.
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Bought it. Installed it. Played it. Loved it. Demand you all go play it now.
    DN
     
  8. thefrozenred

    thefrozenred 4 8 15 16 23 42

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    I think Tycho from Penny-Arcade said it best with:

    Accompanying comic: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/10/12
     
  9. Deemer

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    I'm making a note here, HUGE SUCCESS.

    It is an incredible game. Also Weighted Companion Cube? 'Nuff said.
     
  10. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Rooks Gang Leader

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    Awesome.

    Best level was the last one. Have you guys played it with the commentary on? The devs almost talk of the playtesters like they're monkeys or something. :lol 

    I loved the turrents. "Put me down!" "Hey, stop that!"

    I hated that double sling level... cripes.

    Oh, and the cake is a lie.
     
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    What are the system requirements for this sucker? High?
     
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    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    It is indeed good fun. I can't wait to see how Aperture (or rather GLaDOS) fucked up the Borealis in HL2: Episode 3.
     
  14. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    My roommate played through it yesterday. Even with the volume off, it's hilarious, just from the insanity of the stuff you can pull.

    0inking with portals?
     
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    Portal

    I know a few of you on here have the Orange Box. I'm currently on Testchamber 18, and I must admit I am completely STUMPED. How in the heck do you get by the last really high room with the elevated platforms? I've tried opening a door on the floor of the one that is ground level out in the pool and then shooting a door into the deep floor immediately to the left, which gets me over to the first platform. I shoot a hole in the next one up, but I'm not able to get any further. *sigh* Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  18. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

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    If you've beaten Portal you would understand, despite misnaming the song, it's "Still Alive". The irony it's a song, sung by a computer, re-sung by another computer.
     
  19. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Yeah, man, try and keep up!
    Are you th0
     
  20. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    You've got the right idea. Allow yourself to fall back through the hole in the first platform. You'll come out on the next platform, with your momentum conserved, so you'll fly high enough to see the platform after that. It's a chain. Continue.

    Think with p0

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