Portal 2 and the Joy of Sequels (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed sequels, and why we should be open-minded about them. Today, in the sequel to last week's piece, I'm going to pick apart Portal and Portal 2 to see why they work so well. I'm going to first discuss the puzzles first, and then the characters. Puzzles Both games do … Continue reading Portal 2 and the Joy of Sequels (Part 2)

Portal 2 and the Joy of Sequels (Part One of Three)

Today I'm going to discuss one of the greatest videogamesĀ ever made. A game that can stand tall in the company of statuesque classics such as Orson Welles's Citizen Kane and Mozart's, well, everything. You know what game I'm discussing because it's in the title. It'sĀ Portal 2.     The Noble Sequel Portal 2 is one … Continue reading Portal 2 and the Joy of Sequels (Part One of Three)