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Did Portal blow your mind the first time you played it?

#61KillerTrufflePosted 7/18/2014 10:44:51 AM
eternalblue02 posted...
Nope. Played it once, thought it was cool, never picked it up again. Same with it's sequel.


If you haven't played Portal 2's co-op community workshop maps, you're really selling the game short. There are maps out there that are FAR more complex and clever brain puzzles than the core game's maps.
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#62-5xad0w-Posted 7/18/2014 11:13:10 AM
No.

But it was a great game.

HL2 on the Oculus was the last thing I'd say blew my mind.
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#63harcoreblazerPosted 7/18/2014 11:21:14 AM
It entertained me for a few hours until i beat it.
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#64hi_polymerPosted 7/18/2014 7:36:31 PM
pothocket posted...
Yes. It's one of the few games that really understands how to present a narrative in an interactive medium and because of this it is (I think) the best example we have of games being art.


wut? it barely had a plot
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#65TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 7/18/2014 7:44:46 PM
ShadowThaReaper posted...
rdking96 posted...
Yes. Portal is absolutely amazing. Forget which podcast it was, but they put it perfectly:

"It's one of those rare games that truly can't be done for any other medium."


That applies to most games.


The Last of Us is one of the highest-rated games of all time and it could have so easily been made a movie. It really felt like a AAA movie with gameplay elements because the cutscenes handled most of the good moments.

It's hard to make a game with a story that can only be told best in a video game, compared to movies and books. One example of a game that pulls this off is Brothers.
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#66MadPinoRagePosted 7/18/2014 8:16:04 PM
Yeah it blew my mind.
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#67TheNazzaroPosted 7/18/2014 8:40:46 PM
It did not blow my mind, but I voted that it did, because I appreciate the game a lot and what it brought to the table. It did exactly what it set out to do, extremely well. No wasted space, mechanics, or anything. It was extremely well crafted.

Half Life 2 on the Rift was closer to mind blowing, except the low resolution took me out of it. I'm pumped for the eventual retail Rift once it solves that issue.
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#68hitokiri13Posted 7/18/2014 8:53:47 PM
Portal is few games that make it feel you achieve something. Not like FPS where you have to have fastest reaction time to win but I do have good moments of doing deception in Battlefield:Bad Company 2
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#69jakisthePosted 7/18/2014 9:02:31 PM(edited)
No. I got the unshakeable sense I had seen a very similar mechanic years before, and not Narbacular Drop...or maybe I simply saw it for simple mechanics that it really was behind all the window dressing? I honestly can't remember, but either way, I wasn't that impressed. A fun game for 2 hours, but nothing more.
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#70clowningPosted 7/18/2014 9:29:25 PM
No, didn't care for it. Got bored rather quickly and never finished it. Didn't bother with Portal 2. I don't see what's so special about Portal.
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