“Chell’s an average test subject
Who never gets a break
She tests and tests and tests for just a
Whiff of tasty cake.
Years and years in cryosleep
Had left her rather dim
But a chipper little core came knocking on her door
And when she left with him
She found the OddPortals
(Gel and cubes!)
Door hack, tin shack, bird attack, “She’s back!”
lemonade, core brigade, faith plate, Chell betrayed
Turrets broke, tricky bloke, Johnson croaked, no joke!
She’ll find a way to save the day
With Fairly OddPortals!
Publisher: Valve Corporation
Developer: Valve Corporation
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Portal is a puzzle- platform game done from first person perspective. In the beginning of this game, you awake in a stasis bed without any indication of where you reside. Aperture Science, the mysterious place where you are held, is a very bleached facility where cameras are watching your every move as you move around the facility. You are then forced to complete puzzles in various test chambers, aided through them with a mysterious voice over an intercom (GLaDOS). As you progress through the beginning chambers, you eventually stumble upon the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, or the Portal Gun, which helps you move from one place to another a lot more efficiently. You shoot a blue portal on one side and an orange on the other, and you enter one and exit the other, or vice versa. The game is mainly puzzles, but does have some action moments where you must sneak past or disable turrets blocking your way.
This game is phenomenal. The puzzles are not repetitive and and are always worth going through again to try to use the least amount of steps, portals, or time. The environment of the game is honestly creepy. The whole aspect of not knowing where you are and the isolation of humanity is horrifying. When the voice of GLaDOS is the only thing keeping you company, the game is a lot more interesting to go through to find out the conclusion to the story. There is a lot of humor to this game as well, which was very enjoyable, very dry humor and very dark humor. This game can be very frustrating at times, but still very enjoyable when you are trying to figure out the solution to the puzzles.
The game is very short. Your first play through should be around 6- 7 hours if you aren’t struggling too much. But, after you beat it, you are familiar with the puzzles that you have completed, so the game becomes much shorter to complete. Not too much replay value either, but still fun to go back on once in a while.
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Your cake is a lie… #portal #videogames #cake (at Aperture Science Lab)
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