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Portal 2 Store

An unexpected store is present in the co-op area of Portal 2, where players can purchase items to customize Atlas and P-body, the pair of robot protagonists for the co-op campaign in Valve's just-launched puzzle sequel. You must have in-game access to the Steam community enabled in order to access the store, where you will be able to use real money to buy virtual customizations for the otherwise generic 'bots. And yes, hats are included.

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14. Re: Portal 2 Store Apr 19, 2011, 13:48 kanniballl
 
dds wrote on Apr 19, 2011, 13:28:
I suppose I'm in the minority, but I just don't "get" portal.

Played the first one for about an hour and got bored. The concept was interesting, but the story/environment didn't drive me to keep playing.

I'm sure Valve has done an excellent job, though.

As someone else said, there wasn't *that* much story during the actual experiment / trial rooms. You slowly started to see that the place wasn't so squeaky clean and "something" odd was going on. It's also weird that all of the observation rooms are empty and it's earily quiet.

I think every now and then you'd find a hidden room with crazy ramblings and maybe some blood.

But nothing much story-related.

Until... you got to a certain point. What should have been your final test / task turns into something else.

After that it gets more interesting from a story standpoint. Nothing is really spoken / written to you but you figure it out on your own as you progress.

In the end it is still just a puzzle game, and puzzle games are never really big on story (Angry Birds, Tetris, Peggle, etc). But they had some.

SST

  • The final test / trial was supposed to kill you with fire, you but you escape

  • You appear to be the only one alive in the facility, or at least awake.

  • The facility is owned by Aprature Science, a competitor to the Black Mesa facility

  • Aprature science decided to compete with Black Mesa by streamlining things with an advanced AI (Glados) that would run things more efficiently and cheaper

  • Glados apparently went off the rails and killed everyone with toxic gas. Apparently she spared some test subjects in capsules

  • There have been other test subjects, she led them through the same trials with promise of cake.

  • Some appear to have gone crazy, wrote "The Cake is a Lie" on the walls. But where are they? See earlier bullet about fire.

  • You fight Glados at the end. She's made up of different spherical modules, each one representing a different function.

  • Apparently her conscience module failed and she killed everyone with toxic gas


  • /SST
     
    "Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
    -Fry, Futurama
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