Portal 2 had been on my radar for a long time. I had seen all of the meme’s, I didn’t understand them, but I knew that I wanted to play this game. Not just to understand the meme’s but to experience this game that everyone was just raving about. Anyway, my “friend” wanted to play it too. This was one of the games that she purchased because I purchased it. You know the deal though, if it’s on this blog it means I never finished it so keep reading to find out why.
Portal 2 is a first person puzzle platforming game that is so much more than that. In Portal 2, you’ll play as Chell who is dragged back into Aperture Science by GLaDOS after escaping in the first Portal when GlaDOS killed all Aperture Science employee’s. GLaDOS is Aperture Science’s AI that conducts experiments on human subjects, like Chell, to see if they could safely navigate dangerous test chambers using the portal gun. So it’ll be your job to go through each test chamber and see if you could navigate GLaDOS’s deadly traps and escape. It’ll take a lot of puzzle solving skills and involve some head scratching moments. You’ll have some help though this time around as a little personality core Wheatley will make sure that you get through everything alright and help you put a stop to GLaDOS once and for all…until he goes mad with power himself. Who’s the real bad guy in this game of puzzles, mystery, and fun? You’ll have to play to find out. Not to mention there is also multiplayer introduced into the Portal series with this game and you and a friend, or you and someone is about to not be your friend anymore, can navigate GLaDOS’s torture chambers together, figure out some pretty tough puzzles, and hopefully still be friends by the end.
I loved this game. I can’t stress that enough. Not only is it an amazing puzzle platforming game, but it has real heart to it. The story for the game is an amazing one, and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone so I won’t talk about it all that much. Not to mention this game is probably the funniest game that you will ever play. EVER. Not stupid funny either, like Saint’s Row. Which don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with things that are stupid funny. It’s just that this game is smart funny. Yes, there’s a difference and I really enjoy a game that is as challenging as this one. I completely finished the full game and was going to work on the multiplayer with my “friend.” This is where my friendship ended because apparently, I don’t know what I’m doing…blah blah blah (I’m the one that solved about 90% of those puzzles)…I’m not listening to what she has to say blah blah blah (Of course not because I told you that I wanted to watch the Sony Conference but you insisted that I do both instead of just playing when it was over)….I’m not paying attention to her and what needs to be done in the game…blah blah blah…oops, did I just accidently take away the bridge you were standing on causing your little character to die? Shit, maybe I should have listened more. I think that was the straw that broke the camel’s back because after that there was silence. Silence over Skype is deafening because you hear all the background shit but no one is talking. After completing the level we were on, my “friend” said that she was done. I thought she meant that she was done with the game, so we said goodbye. Apparently she was done with our friendship though and I never heard from her again. Anyway, after that night I just didn’t go back and play. I really don’t have a reason why, I just didn’t.
A Brief Note for a Former Friend So this is completely out of style for this blog and if you aren’t interested I completely understand you skipping over this part and going to what you actually want to read, but this blog is kind of like therapy in a way for me so I just have some things to say in case my “friend” is out there reading. So to my former “friend,” if you’re reading this you know who you are. How could you not? You still update my trophy profile on PSN Profiles from time to time. I’m not here to complain about that though, I’m here to apologize. Not for dropping you in Portal 2, because you totally deserved that and it got me a trophy, but to apologize for doing whatever it is that I did that turned you from my friend into my not friend. It’s been a long time now and I have some really great memories of us being friends, at times they’re bittersweet and at times they make me smile at the most random of times. I know it’s so cliché to think that someone is their “person.” You hear it in a lot of TV shows and movies, and it means that your “person” is the person that you go to when you have a problem, you’re best friends, but also more because you have this connection in a purely platonic way. I used to think this concept was stupid and pointless, but you made me think differently. I considered you my “person” and I thought you thought of me as the same. Maybe you did and maybe you didn’t, I’ll never know and I’ll also never know what I did to you that was so horrible for you to just stop speaking to me and for that I’m am truly sorry. I’m sorry that you couldn’t come to me and talk to me, I’m sorry if you think that I hurt you in any way, and I’m sorry that we stopped being friends even though our friendship was volatile at times. This made me truly learn that sometimes people just come into your life for a certain amount of time and serve a purpose before they leave again. They were never meant to stay for that long. I like to think that that’s what our friendship was. You were going through some stuff and I was going through some stuff and we came into each other’s lives at this point, helped each other through it, and our friendship served that purpose. Since I’ve complained about you, now it’s time for me to thank you. Thank you for helping me through my stuff, thank you for helping me come out of my shell at such a late age, thank you for helping me start over again because a lot of the stuff that I’ve done I would have never of done if I didn’t meet you, and thank you for being a friend when I needed it. I wish you nothing but the best going forward, I hope that you are happy and have everything you’ve ever dreamed of, and I hope that in some small way I was able to help you as much as you helped me.
Now back to the normal stuff that everyone is here for. So as you can see from the picture way at the top of this now very long page, I was able to get 27 out of the 51 trophies available for this game. That’s not bad considering that I only played through the whole game once. I still have to go back to the main campaign of the game and do some random things to get some random trophies and I still have a bunch of multiplayer trophies to get. These aren’t hard trophies and the main campaign trophies I could easily do in 1-2 sittings, it’s just the multiplayer ones that are going to be hard.
Probability of this game getting played again…4 out of 5.
I really do love this game and would love to get back into the single player game, not only to get the trophies, but to pay again because this is a great game. I would also like to back and get the multiplayer trophies that I need and finally finish this game once and for all. Will this happen any time soon? At this point I’m really not sure. My gaming habits have been fickle as of late so you might see Portal 2 pop up on my weekly trophy blog or you may not. Just depends how I feel.
Now it’s your turn. Want to make some heartfelt confession to someone that used to be your friend? Feel free to do so in the comments section below. Love this game? Hate this game? Need someone to hug in the multiplayer, there’s a trophy for that you know, let me know down in the comments section below. Anyway, for next week, another game that I never finished. This is a really long list, just to let you know that will probably be never ending. So this next game is a game that I’ve been playing for a long time. I’ve tried so many times to get the platinum but I’ve always failed. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Dante’s Inferno.