Portal 2: Fun times and Stephen Merchant

Portal 2 arrived in the post yesterday and I've got to say I was quite curious as to how this one would play out. Even moreso on my trusty 360 - previously playing the first round of Portal on the PC.

The first thing that I noticed was a familiar voice. Familiar because I've been a big fan of most of his combined projects with Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras and their podcast). The voice belonging to Stephen Merchant. I thought the choice was brilliant when compared to the robo-synthesised voices of our previous outing as it's quite odd and distinct.

The beauty of the series is in it's simplicity. Not in terms of puzzle solving, as there can be some tricky problems. But in the fact that you, for the most part, are armed simply with a portal generating 'gun'.

Now I didn't want to say too much on Portal 2 itself, I just wanted to briefly mention the fun I am having in it so far. Currently at about the 3 or 4 hour mark of the single player and am so pumped to play the co-op section - heard that the game is even better in this mode.

With Easter coming up I'll probably have to save the full review till next week, but so far it's a damn fun title.

Are you playing it? Which platform are you currently playing it on? Even more importantly, are you enjoying it?


SpeedNSave said...

I played the first one, i got bored pretty quick, is this much different to the first one?

Blake said...

stephan merchant?!..that is pretty badass..not in rambo badass..but the other badass..this doesn't even make any sense any more..

Stephan Merchant...yaayyy, there we go.

The Gameolio Podcast said...

@SpeedNSave - quite different, but similar so far. It takes the first game and peppers it with some awesome dust. So similar in concept but like most sequels it's bigger and badder.

@Blake - Yay is right! :)

Deadlock said...

so glad this has co-op!