It’s going to be a full, standalone game, and it’s due out by the end of this year.
If you haven’t played Portal yet, do not pass go, do not collect $200, just get to the store and pick up “The Orange Box” from Valve. The main games in the Orange Box are Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress; Portal was just a bonus game made with the same elements. And it’s one of the best games you’ll ever play. The trailer captures Portal’s unique, atmospheric gameplay.
The only knock against it was that it was a relatively short game. Portal 2 is fixing that, according to a huge spread in Game Informer magazine. I’ve been diving into all the bonus Internet features, looking at the better graphics, updated Chell and improved GLaDOS insanity.
Co-op play? With robots that hold hands? Chell has a partner? GLaDOS is back? The party associate took Chell to the party? Can’t wait. I don’t care if there is no cake at all. The