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Portal By Valve – The Most Entertaining Game In A Long Time


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on October 14th, 2007 in Awesomeness, Entertainment
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Updated: October 28th, 2007

The saddest part of growing up for me is probably the realization that games don't entertain me nowadays as much as they used to. OK, maybe not the saddest, but it's up there along with having to "work", not being able to "get trashed like there's no tomorrow", and behaving like "an adult".

But where was I? Oh yeah. Even though graphics and realism improve every year, my desire to play anything goes down at the same rate. Valve seemed to know this quite well, so it promised to do everything in its power to satisfy me.

Enter the long awaited Portal. Combine the Halflife 2 engine with the power of a portal gun and brain busting riddles, add a dash a truckload of witty humor, and you end up with a game worthy of spending hours in front of a glowing screen, laughing, crying, and pointing fingers. And, of course, you have to play it until the end, in one night, with no bathroom breaks. Go buy it, it's damn worth it.

The good old Portal introduction video:

 
Portal gameplay video 1:

 
Portal gameplay video 2:

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  • http://mundanegamer.blogspot.com/2008/08/enable-ultra-high-graphic-setting-in.html Enable "Ultra High" Graphics in Portal

    Portal is definitely the best game by Valve in a while. Especially if you have a computer that can handle the ultra high graphics settings that can be achieved.

  • FMX Team

    Half life one and two were some of the best games I've played, if portal is as good as them, then I will enjoy it a lot.