Portal 2 E3

Simply incredible, cant wait :smiley:

some gameplay videos:
(Warning, some spoilers)
Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5THiN8szSKM&playnext_from=TL&videos=dMeT7a81RKI&feature=sub
Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq2mZoKkqMw&playnext_from=TL&videos=55wUbA6GRMQ&feature=sub
Part3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGlyQmmvj0w&playnext_from=TL&videos=u9Btbka1bsQ&feature=sub

Daymmmmmm… I’ve been looking forward to portal 2, looks like they’re not going to disappoint.

The only thing that could be a problem is whether all the new mechanics will just end up overwhelming players. The original portal was very good at giving an introduction to using new mechanics before they gave you difficult puzzles. I just hope the new portal doesn’t lose that introduction and they keep the same sort of difficulty curve. Also hopefully there won’t be too many where you have to fire off portals very quickly and accurately, that was a bit of an annoyance in the original and would probably end up being frustrating on consoles.

Trailer looks very nice, although the voice of glados doesn’t seem as sinister. Still, looking forward to this a lot, it’s nice they’re bringing it to consoles too, portal was definately one of my favourite games of all time.

yay … :slight_smile:

Whoa, thanks for posting this.

Portal 2 looks like the best thing since sliced bread - As I said in that Halo thread: It’s the only game I’m waiting for.

Yea, I think the “beams” are a good addition, along with that vacuum thing, but the “gels” seem a little too much.


It looks like all the lighting is now being done in real-time; I think portal 1 was mostly light-maps.

Anyone have some definitive information on this?

I’ve heard that rumoured on the steam forums. I wouldn’t be suprised if it was since they’re constantly updating and improving the engine - They added HDR to portal a while back iirc. I don’t mind the look either way, Portal had a nice style which suited the gameplay, provided I don’t have bloom shaders blinding me which I try and work out what to do I’m happy :smiley:

I pretty much agree that the vacuum and beams are nice additions, there’s a logic to them. The gels don’t seem to suit it and seem a bit out of place. I get the impression they added it because the technology looks impressive.

It’s the only game I’m really waiting for too, looking at the new medal of honour I’m starting to get tired of all the many identical fps’ all based on the same engine with pretty much the same dynamics.

I’m going to buy this as soon as it comes out, cant’ wait.

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Have you seen the trailer for Force Unleashed 2? If the game graphics are anything like the cinematic, then sliced bread needs to bow down in awe!!!

Portal 1 was confusing, demented, and bizarre… but i loved it!! Although, I had to cheat to win… :slight_smile:

I think we can put our differences behind us… for science… you monster…

hahaha I’m glad to see that they are keeping the humor in it as well. It was one of my favorite elements from the first one

Those in game fluid sims where amazing. Cant wait for the game.

When I say that Portal 2 “looks like the best thing since sliced bread”, I’m not just talking about graphics - I’m talking about the game overall.

Hell, Crysis 2 is still king of the hill, in my opinion, as far as graphic realism goes, but it’s not really as important as good story/gameplay/mechanics etc.

Portal 1 was mostly light-maps, but I still consider it to be a better game than something like Crysis.

As for the old “Star Wars” stuff: It’s like beating a dead horse now - Jedi, light-sabers, and so on - other than trite story variations, there is really nothing much to see in any of these star wars games (including Force Unleashed 2).

It think the “gels” were just a bunch of soft-body meshes, set to stamp splat decals on colliding surfaces.

I’m still trying to figure out if they’re using all dynamic lighting, or if it’s just some sophisticated real-time + light-map mix.


dude im talking graphics wise, lucas arts has seriously raised the bar. It basically impossible to tell that the charaters are not live action film… As for the beating a dead horse comment, i somewhat agree.

However, the right amount of certain things like story, and gameplay can make it better.

Either way, i cant wait for portal 2

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