By Bryson Higgins
Developed and Published by Valve Corporation, the 2007 original Portal game was in its own league. While it was short in length it was also acclaimed as one of the most original games of 2007 and inspired the creation of Ben Heck’s Portal Costume that Chris Scott Barr covered back in October. Now with the highly anticipated sequel releasing in North America April 19 and worldwide via Steam, you might be left wondering “how does it compare to its predecessor”? Well it has a new, more expansive storyline and more variety in portal puzzles that spans a single player and co-operative game modes. If you’re at all familiar with this title you will remember that the game challenges you to use your puzzle solving skills instead of guns and firepower in the unforgettable Aperture Laboratory.
Using a highly experimental portal device, you’ll once again face off against a lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. And this time you won’t be alone. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of Aperture Laboratories. -Official Portal 2 Website