Non-Bias Portal 2 review (Xbox 360)
Just kidding, no seriously.
Portal 2 continues its success from the original Game however Loading times, Outdated Graphics, and a complex multiplayer hamper the experience.
Sadly I wish there was more, I logged a good 7 hours playing the game (because I got stuck a lot) and the multiplayer does lengthen the experience but overall it wasn't that long of a game. I can't even say I'll play the first person mode again. This game seriously has no replay value at all unless you really enjoy the story. That being said it was worth the ride.
Portal 2 has more jokes this time and introduces Cave Johnson (Creator of Aperture Science) who, for me, stole the show and I was busting out laughing waking up my baby periodically. Portal 2 also has Westley (Played by Steve Merchant) who also brings a fare amount of comedy this time. However I found GLADOS to be the least entertaining in fact very annoying as her dialog tended to "hold your hand" with her comedy.
After each level or area is passed (or by death) you are greeted with a loading screen. The loading screen takes about a minute to pass and it was annoying enough to mention it because I installed the game on my HD and it happens too frequently. This never was a problem while playing but it probably added a entire hour to my play time which was not welcome.
The visuals on the xbox 360 seriously look like this game came out 5 years ago. Granted they are probably using the same engine to create this game. I was expecting a least a visual update but its the same grainy textures that don't leave me in awe of the experience. I will note that I do like the improvement to be able to see your portal through wall so you don't lose your placement.
The multiplayer is a nice addition to the experience however this depends on who your playing with and if your online or at home. I played at home with my GF and she got stuck alot not knowing good places to set the portals. I had to hold her hand for a while and when the puzzles got more complex it was just unplayable with her. So thats something to consider when playing the multiplayer.
So to sum up Portal 2 it was a fun ride however it was only worth riding once and it wasn't that long. I don't know why Shipwreck listed this as a must buy at $60 because I completely disagree with that. This is Cheapassgamer, nobody pays retail! I would suggest renting this, this isn't even worth a purchase. You can view my profile to see how to get a cheap trial if you'd like to use Gamefly to rent it, however I can't suggest buying this for any more then 20 dollars.
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