I don’t know much about portal, so answer this for me… How come that awesome portal gun was inside that wall in her cell? How did it get there, and why was she waiting so long to use it?
Also, that ending made no sense to me. haha
Hat tip: Kevin W.
This movie isn’t that much like the actual game at all, except for the girl and the gun itself. In the game you wake up in a cell and an AI with a female voice puts you through a bunch of tests and eventually you get control of the portal gun and escape, but there’s no human guards to fight and the ending wasn’t really anything like the game ending. The game actually has a fairly humorous feel to it. Think more along the lines of team fortress 2, but less cartoony. I highly recommend getting a copy of portal if you’ve never played it.
That being said, this is probably the best portal movie I’ve seen so far. Good action, excellent effects, and very good use of mood and lighting.
Portal rocks it’s one of the best games ever made
Vhyrus is right in that the clip isn’t much like the game in story, but they captured the mood perfectly. Besides the humorous one-liners (seriously its a funny game) there is a dark tone. People are being put to different dangerous tests against their will. Players grow attached to the “Weighted Companion Cube” as it helps them through the level only to be forced to throw it into an incinerator to move on. They did also capture the best parts of the gameplay: using portals as shortcuts to move around, using inertia as a weapon…
The game is cheap and runs on most mid level PCs. If you havn’t played it, DO! Its great fun.
You really do owe it to yourself to check out Portal. Also, if you enjoy it, Portal 2 improves upon it in every conceivable way, and even some that are just inconceivable. The people at Valve truly are masters of the art.
I’m gonna have to second everything you’ve said here. Valve is an excellent company and Portal is a really fun puzzle game. Portal is only $10 on steam. You can get 1 and 2 for $35.
I would say that the ending makes perfect sense in the Portal world. GLaDos is… disturbed. It would be just like her to let a test subject think he or she has escaped.
The soldiers, however, were completely against the grain of the game. Still, a great look & feel and the portal effects were really, really cool.
What Robb said, GLaDos wanted her to find the gun in the wall and wanted her to “esacape” Pick up portal and portal 2 and play through them you will enjoy I promise! If you have steam I think I have a copy of both I can give away.
When she first escaped the cell I thought she was going to shoot a portal on the floor and let the guards fall into her cell.
The cool part of Portal is that you have to think and solve problems. Most games are a test of reflexes (twitch response) and firepower. If you don’t have orange box it’s definitely worth it.
The cake is a lie!
“Good news: I figured out what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a morality core they installed after I flooded the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin, to make me stop flooding the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin, so get comfortable while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters.”
Everyone else has already pretty much covered the bases when it comes to the game. So I’ll just reiterate their point: PLAY THIS GAME. You will not be disappointed.
Easily one of the best and most original games ever made, and cheap to boot. It’s also a very interesting way to introduce a whole slew of physics principles to kids.
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