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Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak?

The description of just-announced Portal 2 on Gamestop.com's Portal 2 Page has been edited, but previously contained word on a two-player co-op mode. Here's the way the description read before word on co-op was edited out:

Coming this holiday. Portal 2 is the sequel to 2007's Game of the Year and draws from the award-winning formula of innovative game play, story, and music that earned the original over 70 industry accolades. Features single and multiplayer co-op modes. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game. The game's two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.

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22. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 18:14 bigspender
 
i'm guessing that player 1 will have the blue portal gun, and player 2 will have the orange portal gun. so each one can only fire a different end of the portal.

hence the co-op


i think that will be awesome


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21. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 16:54 Sty
 
I'm all for more co-op, not enough of it IMHO. Definite buy for me.  
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20. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 06:04 DG
 
Could be great

On the other hand they could throw too much at it, overcomplicate and obfuscate the simple brilliance of the original.

I'm not sure there's much that could be improved on IMHO, though I don't mean to sound pessimistic - there's so much room to do worse and yet still have a superb game.
 
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19. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 02:13 derelict koan
 
I'd say they just thought it would be fun  
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18. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 02:06 Mcboinkens
 
Hoop wrote on Mar 6, 2010, 01:06:
Valve is supporting co-op... I will support Valve.
At last these major companies are supporting the desire by gamers for lan co-op. There were a few lean years there not long ago where it looked like the PC was being abandoned, I was ready to give up on another PC upgrade.
I guess steam has given developers and publishers alike more control of their product to where they want to invest fully.

Not to be a party pooper, but I think their primary objective in introducing co-op is aimed at the console audience.
 
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17. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 01:59 Prez
 
They absolutley HAVE to get the same lady to voice GLaDOS.  
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16. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 01:06 Hoop
 
Valve is supporting co-op... I will support Valve.
At last these major companies are supporting the desire by gamers for lan co-op. There were a few lean years there not long ago where it looked like the PC was being abandoned, I was ready to give up on another PC upgrade.
I guess steam has given developers and publishers alike more control of their product to where they want to invest fully.
 
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15. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 6, 2010, 00:35 Jerykk
 
I'd much rather see competitive multiplayer instead of co-op. Can you imagine how crazy that would be? It would be like Quake on crack.  
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14. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 23:58 xXBatmanXx
 
HOLY CRAP SOME OF THE RADIOS ARE HARD TO GET!

That is all.
 
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13. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 21:56 PropheT
 
Pankin wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 21:22:
The solution to this is so simple, it may have gone completely unnoticed: Don't play it in co-op mode.

Wow, was that ever easy!

I was pretty simply commenting on my opinion on the inclusion of co-op in the game. I'm not sure how that warrants full bore asshat mode, but whatever floats your boat.

Not every game needs multiplayer, and never once during the original Portal did I ever get the impression that it would have been better co-op.


 
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12. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 21:33 The Half Elf
 
No shit Sherlock ya think? But honestly when was the last co-op puzzle game? Trine, and before that Uru the Myst game?

And while I'm all for a new Portal game, co-op (as a separate campaign or not just wouldn't seem like a thing to add.
 
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11. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 21:22 Pankin
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 20:21:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 20:04:
I dunno, while co-op is a nice feature, I really enjoyed Portal being a single player experience.

Me too. I'm kind of meh on the co-op... that doesn't strike me as appealing for a puzzle game, since you have play at the other person's pace. They're either going to be going too slow or too fast for you and making the whole thing frustrating.

The solution to this is so simple, it may have gone completely unnoticed: Don't play it in co-op mode.

Wow, was that ever easy!
 
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10. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 21:12 Bill Borre
 
But is there cake?  
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9. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:31 [THA] Hamst3r
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 20:21:
Me too. I'm kind of meh on the co-op... that doesn't strike me as appealing for a puzzle game, since you have play at the other person's pace. They're either going to be going too slow or too fast for you and making the whole thing frustrating.

It could work out. Just make sure you and your friend have headsets so you can communicate properly and co-op Portal sounds like it would be hilarious fun.
 
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8. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:21 PropheT
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 20:04:
I dunno, while co-op is a nice feature, I really enjoyed Portal being a single player experience.

Me too. I'm kind of meh on the co-op... that doesn't strike me as appealing for a puzzle game, since you have play at the other person's pace. They're either going to be going too slow or too fast for you and making the whole thing frustrating.
 
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7. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:21 Flipper405
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 5, 2010, 20:04:
I dunno, while co-op is a nice feature, I really enjoyed Portal being a single player experience.

It says the co-op would be an entirely separate campaign.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the co-op.
 
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6. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:19 Drayth
 
"I HATE companion cubes!"  
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5. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:04 The Half Elf
 
I dunno, while co-op is a nice feature, I really enjoyed Portal being a single player experience.  
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4. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 19:53 FLY
 
"This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively."

Brilliant. Now wait until you hear about HL3...
 
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3. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 19:26 Dev
 
nice!  
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