I’m Making a Note Here – HUGE SUCCESS: ‘Portal 2’ Review

Here come the test results: you are a horrible person. That’s what it says. A horrible person. We weren’t even testing for that.

It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction. Portal 2, the long-awaited sequel to Valve’s 2007 first-person puzzler hit, takes everything that was great about the original and supercharges it. With science.

When Portal debuted in the Orange Box package, it seemed little more than an afterthought; a quirky little puzzle game tacked on between Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. But it quickly became the breakout hit of that package, winning fan and critical praise for it’s addictive brainteasers and it’s evil-but-oh-so-fun antagonist, the homicidal and passive-aggressive artificial intelligence GLaDOS. And though the story ended with the player killing the mad machine, I don’t really think it’s a spoiler to tell you that the bitch is back for a rematch.

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