The first Portal game was a fabulous and refreshing relief from other games. It enticed gamers with its ingenious game play, unworldly setting, and complex plot. When the first game ended it left a lot of questions yet to be answered and a lot of people wondering what exactly the second game would be like.
Thankfully Valve Corporation (the developer and publisher) didn’t let its faithful fans down. On April 19, 2011 the Portal 2 game was released and, like the first, it is for multiple platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Portal 2 is both a multiplayer and a single player game, with the single player campaign three times longer than the original game (yay!). The co-op version will let you and your buddy solve complex puzzles (you can play split screen or online) and there will be plenty of incredibly difficult puzzles.
You play as Chell and you are guided through the game with the help of announcements and also odd English robot.
Overall the game was amazing, albeit long. The levels can be very long though, and sometimes boring, but the new toys you get to play with manage to distract you enough to keep you occupied.
If you are a newcomer to the portal games then do not worry about not being able to catch on. The Portal 2 game does an excellent job of working you into the game, teaching you how to successfully use the portal gun and navigate through the levels. Don’t worry, for you vet Portal gamers, you will still find plenty of the humor
Overall this game is definitely worth buying. The co-op features provide an excellent relief from the regular campaign and you will definitely enjoy countless hours staring at your tv (or computer screen) trying to break through some of the frustratingly hard puzzles.