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Title: Portal (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Post by: Superman on March 01, 2008, 08:55:25 AM
Anyone who's spent any time on YouTube or StumbleUpon is probably already sick of this song, but someone out there put together a duet with the version from the game and the version played by the writer.  Pretty cool.

Link
Title: Re: Still Alive
Post by: daddy on March 03, 2008, 09:28:53 AM
I've had neither YouTube or StumbleUpon for a while, and I'm glad of it.  That song is annoying.
Title: Re: Still Alive
Post by: Superman on March 04, 2008, 02:20:29 AM
Shit.  I forgot my disclaimer again.  I meant cool for everyone except for you.  Sorry about that.
Title: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 06, 2008, 04:31:35 AM
Having a real income will be the end of me.  I don't have much spare time anyway, but for some reason I went out last night and bought The Orange Box.  I really just wanted Portal and Team Fortress, but for the same price they throw in Half Life 2.  I won't say no to that.

Anyway, I just started a little bit on Portal. 

I was already familiar with the concept, so there weren't any big surprises or anything.  I did appreciate some of the small details.  I like that right from the beginning they're clear on the nature of the portals.  As you walk through the first one you see yourself walking out of your cell.  It's just a nice little touch that I wouldn't have ever thought about throwing in.  I could see someone being confused on the concept at first and that little bit made it very clear.

I've only gone through a few levels so far, but I like the quirky AI already.  It adds just that little extra bit of story to the gameplay.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Durp ✡ on August 06, 2008, 06:52:20 AM
GLaDOS is the best.  You know how they have memorable quotes from games?  Pretty much the entire game is quoted. It's the funniest game I've played in a long time. :D
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 06, 2008, 09:37:14 AM
Yeah, I've heard all about it.  I'm excited.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 07, 2008, 18:14:43 PM
What the crap?  I'm already on the "last level".  I'm assuming there will be a twist?
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Durp ✡ on August 07, 2008, 19:47:31 PM
What the crap?  I'm already on the "last level".  I'm assuming there will be a twist?

Ah-ha, hahahahahaha  :laugh:
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 08, 2008, 02:44:44 AM
Good.  I was going to be one pissy bastard.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Durp ✡ on August 08, 2008, 14:30:11 PM
Good.  I was going to be one pissy bastard.

If there wasn't a twist you'd be pissed, I assume? :)

So, where are you at now? Sure by the time you post again you'll be done or close.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 11, 2008, 05:03:14 AM
Actually, I just got home and haven't had a crack at it all weekend.

Well, my brother stopped by and I had him try it out.  That was valuable time I could have been playing but spent being sociable instead.  Why do I waste my life so?
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Durp ✡ on August 11, 2008, 08:08:22 AM
I don't know sir, I don't think any of us do.

Portal was worth it though, I know that much, and that's one step closer to using my time wisely!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 15, 2008, 11:03:37 AM
 :-\  Still too short.  Lots of fun though and really innovative.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Ghandi on August 22, 2008, 02:29:42 AM
Portal was only ever a proof of concept... and the fact that it is so widely talked about would suggest that they will put those concepts into a future chapter of Half Life...
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 22, 2008, 03:19:21 AM
It works so well on it's own though.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: lanky on August 22, 2008, 11:36:49 AM
I might have to get a copy then
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 23, 2008, 03:55:54 AM
Go for the Orange Box then.  If they sell it like that over there.

Here, Portal, Team Fortress 2, and Half Life 2: Episode 2 cost around $20 each.  The Orange Box has all three plus Half Life and Half Life 2: Episode 1 for $40.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: lanky on August 23, 2008, 16:08:46 PM
it is good value and it is available here in australia
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Ghandi on August 29, 2008, 18:53:08 PM
Fairly similar prices too if I remember correctly...
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 30, 2008, 02:56:40 AM
As amazing as the Portal concept is, there isn't enough there to make it worth the $20.  I'm glad I bought the bundle.  I did start going through the bonus material, which makes up for it a little.
Title: Re: What are you playing now?
Post by: The Pamasaurus on August 04, 2009, 23:19:50 PM
I'm gonna start on The Orange Box after I finish playing Phantom Hourglass again. I hear Portal is a blast.
Title: Re: What are you playing now?
Post by: Gorak on August 04, 2009, 23:53:15 PM
Portal is good fun.. Gets frustrating when you can't figure out level like any puzzle game, but still good fun none the less.  :)
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: The Pamasaurus on August 05, 2009, 04:24:18 AM
My post magic'd itself over here in this topic instead of where I left it. Sneaky bastard post.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Gorak on August 06, 2009, 14:16:29 PM
Ha ha same here....
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: The Pamasaurus on August 12, 2009, 01:34:15 AM
I played straight through (almost) and got to the final boss, I guess you call it. I haven't beaten it yet. But I love it. I LOVE IT.  :-*

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on August 12, 2009, 04:06:20 AM
I don't remember.  I haven't played since I beat it.  It's summer now.  I don't get around to video games much.  I'll see if it's still installed and try to get the hang of it again.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: The Pamasaurus on August 12, 2009, 23:35:21 PM
Well, I beat it. I must have just sucked the first few times.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: lanky on August 13, 2009, 00:57:11 AM
Well, I beat it. I must have just sucked the first few times.
I like your thinking
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on January 16, 2010, 16:59:21 PM
What now?
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on April 04, 2010, 03:58:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m5TuxdkfkE
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: The Pamasaurus on April 04, 2010, 12:18:06 PM
OMFG. If I ever decide kids aren't too awful to have, then I hope mine are this great.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: daddy on April 05, 2010, 00:18:35 AM
Are they kids?  They look more like midgets.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on April 05, 2010, 04:10:04 AM
You're a midget.

What.
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: Hades ☠ on April 07, 2010, 19:30:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m5TuxdkfkE

Sick
Title: Re: Portal
Post by: daddy on February 06, 2012, 21:28:54 PM
So I have Portal now, like 5 million years after everyone else.  Hey, it's not like I had any important plans over the next few months, right?
Title: Re: Re: Portal
Post by: Superman on February 07, 2012, 03:59:49 AM
Unfortunately, the only downside to Portal is the fairly short gameplay. Maybe there are some cool downloadable maps now.
Title: Re: Re: Portal
Post by: The Pamasaurus on February 11, 2012, 01:24:22 AM
Portal: Still Alive from the Xbox Arcade has a few extra something-or-others.
Title: Re: Re: Portal
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on February 11, 2012, 10:09:30 AM
So I have Portal now, like 5 million years after everyone else.  Hey, it's not like I had any important plans over the next few months, right?
What console do you got?