Greetings, Portal 2 is a 2011 video game and a sequel to the original Portal that was released in 2007. The single player campaign delves deeper into the lore of the Portal series by introducing new characters or expanding on individuals that are already established, creating new interactive elements that are required to complete tests such as repulsion or propulsion gel and creating a history for Aperture Science. The voice cast plays their roles excellently with Ellen McLain reprising her performance as the villainous AI GLaDOS, Stephen Merchant voices the moronic robot known as Wheatley and J.K Simmons takes on the role of Aperture's charismatic founder, Cave Johnson.
The plot is set an unspecified period of time after the events of the first Portal. GLaDOS has been killed and Chell had managed to leave briefly but was dragged back into the building at the end of the original game. It starts with Chell being awakened from her stasis room by Wheatley, who had discovered that she was still alive and supposedly the last remaining human in the facility. Once Wheatley introduces himself, he attempts to aid Chell in trying to escape once again from the test chambers. Chell is equipped with the portal gun to help her get around obstacles, but the only way to exit is going through the lair of the deactivated GLaDOS much to Wheatley's fear.
They accidentally reactivate her when they are in her territory. Once awake, a vengeful GLaDOS states to Chell that she had to relive through her final moments of being killed due to her black box and puts the silent protagonist back to completing test with the intent of murder. Wheatley continues to plan a way out as Chell buys time by solving the puzzles for the murderous AI. It is eventually decided that they could neutralize GLaDOS and allow Wheatley to take over the facility via the stalemate button.
It is a great game with a good use of puzzles, a nice atmospheric soundtrack and humour that is both witty as well as dark. The storyline itself is very entertaining and has an unexpected but interesting twist that drives a lot of the humour later on as the game progresses, often at the expense of Wheatley. I haven't yet played the co-op campaign but the single player is a great experience that keeps giving laughs,well hidden Easter eggs and secrets such Ratman's dens as well as interesting challenges from start to finish. It also had a brilliant ending that wrapped everything up nicely but unfortunately mean that there probably never will be a sequel,at least one that follows Chell.
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Please note that we have added a consequence for failure. Any contact with the chamber floor will result in an "unsatisfactory" mark on your official testing record, followed by death. Good luck!