Most recent amongst my gamer sins is having not played Portal 2
with any due timeliness. Thankfully, the latest Steam Summer Sale coincided with at time I actually had a few pennies to spare, and I picked up what was reportedly one of the greatest games I'd been missing out on, only to blow through it less than a week after purchase. What follows are my long-overdue impressions of the game, which took me all of three different play sessions
thanks to how engrossing it was.
Spoilers bound to follow, for those of you who've been even more remiss than I in waiting on this game. For eff's sake, the game's on sale for $5 every other week. Get up to speed.
Also, this only applies to the single-player campaign; I've yet to find time and a partner to hit up the co-op, never mind explore the Perpetual Testing Initiative.
Still, these are incredibly minor nitpicks on my part, and I was in love with every minute I spent playing Portal 2
. There weren't many laugh-out-loud moments, at least for me, but that was due to the consistently great writing keeping me chuckling almost constantly.
If the release-time assault of great reviews and widespread lovefest for Portal 2
haven't convinced you to try the game already, I doubt any of the above is likely to change your mind, but I felt I should share some of my feelings, and admit it was well worth the ill-advised wait it took between the game's debut and my experience of it. While we're sharing feelings, I'd like to say that if you are still completely uninterested in Portal
the second, you're part of the problem, not of any solution.
What problem? I'm not entirely sure. Modern-day, high seas piracy, perhaps. Or the West Nile virus. Childhood obesity? Pick your favorite horribility, and that's you now. Congratulations. I don't know how you live with yourself.
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