Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
In this review, I will talk about Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3.
Portal 2 is the direct sequel to the amazing first person puzzle game from valve which was released an year back. Portal was originally released as an extended mod for half life 2, but due to its immense popularity amongst the fans, Valve finally decided to offer a full package worth of puzzles that revolve around creating portals. In Portal 2, you will continue the story of Chell and her archrival GlaDos. The game brings back the charm of its predecessor alongside a full blown story which will keep the fans busy. To find out more, read the review.
To start my review, I will discuss the features and gameplay of Portal 2.
Portal 2 is based on the source engine from Valve, the very same engine on which Half Life 2 and the original Portal was made. This time around, Valve has really gone far to polish the graphics of the game so that it looks like a current generation game. For the fans of the original portal, a lot of good news is there to find out. Valve has included a dedicated Co Op mode in the game which will let you play with an additional friend. The Co Op experience of the game is something I have never seen before, it perfectly blends the puzzles so that both you and your friend will be engaged in the game for most of the time.
Moving further down the review, fans of the original game will find that not much has been changed. The same physics based portal puzzles are back, only this time Valve has introduced plenty of new puzzle mechanics which will really impress most of the people. The game is set in Aperture laboratory and GlaDos is back to take her revenge on Chell. Your mission is to keep beating the tests GlaDos puts in front of you to eventually escape the facility. A lot of surprises wait in the game.
To finish off my review, I would say that if you have not played the original game, this is the perfect time to pick it up and play it, because Portal 2 is a game that defines a new genre and such games should not be left alone.