Kevin's Watch Forum Index
 HomeHome   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister   SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   FAQFAQ   StatisticsStatistics  SudokuSudoku   Phoogle MapPhoogle Map 
 AlbumAlbum StoresStores   StoresItems Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Portal 2

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> Andelain -> PC & Console Games
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Portal 2 Reply with quote

I've been watching the clips of new features coming in this sequel on Youtube. It looks amazing.

I've never been this excited about a new game before. It's months away and I can't wait.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tax4e4hBBZc

^ Teaser trailer, then click about for more vids. The new graphics, the new physics, it all looks incredible.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Stone Magnet
Eternal supplicant to the Black Stone

Male
Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 276

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Times in 1 Posts

Location: In the Depths of R'lyeh
881 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea man. One thing i'm particularly excited about is the new map design. Makes the old portal (which was revolutionary for the time) look two dimensional and blocky. This is much more organic and apocalyptic. Dig the broken-down-lab direction that they've taken. I honestly consider Portal the spiritual successor of Half-life in its doomy, black humor approach to the danger of science and dingy, hostile laboratories. Love the whole Aperture Science vs Black Mesa vibe too. Half Life 2 just didn't have the same feel (great game though). Too open, not enough claustrophobia and crazy robots. Long live Portal.
_________________
Druids gather at the circle of stones,
To worship the ancient ones.

In the glow of a dying red sun,
Their rites of evil have only just begun...

Electric Wizard - Black Butterfly
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the way it looks like the place starts out run-down then rebuilds itself by just pushing new walls out from behind the broken ones.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow!
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Cagliostro
Bandwagon Puppet

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 8532

Thanks: 19
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts

Location: Colorado
3828 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 I Love KW1 Covenant's Novels3 Tranquil Hegemony


PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm behind the times. I've been hearing so much love for Portal lately, that I was going to actively try to track it down, but nowhere that Gamestop has it is nearby, so I figured I'd wait. I went to Sears on Sunday, and they had the Orange Box listed for $20 in the bargain bin, so I figured I should pick it up. When I brought it to the cashier, they charged me $15, so hurray for that. So I'm now playing Portal, and enjoying it. But I suspect most of the surprises have been ruined. After that, Half Life 2. I've played the first, and enjoyed it, but was in no hurry to pick up the sequel as I'm not a FPS fan.
_________________

Life is a waste of time
Time is a waste of life
So get wasted all of the time
And you'll have the time of your life
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half-Life 2 is one of the only FPS games I've played, and I've played it more than once. It is just that good.

You could've bought the game directly from Steam, since you'll have had to get Steam on your PC to play it anyway. Unless you're playing it on a console, in which case you are a terrible person. Razz

It's gonna take forever to download Portal 2, ugh...
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Cagliostro
Bandwagon Puppet

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 8532

Thanks: 19
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts

Location: Colorado
3828 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 I Love KW1 Covenant's Novels3 Tranquil Hegemony


PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murrin wrote:
You could've bought the game directly from Steam, since you'll have had to get Steam on your PC to play it anyway. Unless you're playing it on a console, in which case you are a terrible person. Razz


Mark me as a terrible person. I'm playing it on the PS3.
I started Half Life 2 yesterday, and am happy to say I've achieved the crowbar. And shortly thereafter, the pistol. Just like the previous Half Life, a good leadup to the action. We'll see where this one goes.

I'm stuck in Portal. I'll have to look up the answer, dammit. It's getting tough already.
_________________

Life is a waste of time
Time is a waste of life
So get wasted all of the time
And you'll have the time of your life
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I could ever get into a first person game on a console - the mouse gives much finer and more responsive control over your movement and camera. I couldn't stand Halo 2 on the X-Box.

Played through Portal 2's first two chapters yesterday. All good so far. I'm so used to Portal's style by now that even with the new stuff I'm solving the puzzles quickly.

Edit: Though it's always disconcerting when you realise that they're training you. Like the room with no emancipation grid, where you're told not to take anything with you... which I realise several levels later taught me to always carry a cube with me when the opportunity presents itself.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I thought it was over, and then it took a biiiig turn into someplace unexpected.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Rigel
The Gap Into Spam


Joined: 26 Sep 2007
Posts: 1832

Thanks: 15
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

Location: Portland, OR
1374 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murrin wrote:
Wow. I thought it was over, and then it took a biiiig turn into someplace unexpected.


Just like the original, then.
_________________
"You make me think Hell is run like a corporation."
"It's the other way around, but yes."
Obaki, Too Much Information
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except better. Wink

I just finished the game, and it is awesome. Really. It's about twice as long as the original, maybe more. And they really pushed the writing to a new level with multiple characters involved. The ending is just brilliant.

I'm disappointed that there's apparently no section for Challenges this time round.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Cagliostro
Bandwagon Puppet

MaleRanyhyn
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 8532

Thanks: 19
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts

Location: Colorado
3828 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 I Love KW1 Covenant's Novels3 Tranquil Hegemony


PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I finished the first game, and am currently working on Half Life 2. Damn the Water Hazard level is taking me forever to get through.
_________________

Life is a waste of time
Time is a waste of life
So get wasted all of the time
And you'll have the time of your life
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15183

Thanks: 7
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts

Location: North East, UK
19696 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Nathan
What does it mean by custom rank?

Male
Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Posts: 2415

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Location: Nottingham
773 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Starmaster1 Viable Dreams1 Land's Drop


PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They recently released the free DLC which expands the cooperative campaign. If anyone wants to play the new content with me then I'm up for it!
_________________
Spoiler:
If you change the font to white within spoiler tags does it break them?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger Phoogle Map
Sorus
eternal antagonist

Female
Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 10873

Thanks: 20
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts

Location: above the soil, and into the wind
19283 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Soar1 Pocket Knife


PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frakking turrets! Let me by so I can continue the story! Rant
_________________

Burn your white flags
Refuse to surrender
And raise your red flags
To remember
To remember



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> Andelain -> PC & Console Games All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Earthpower © Kevin's Watch