Portal 2 has more things you could legitimately find fault with, and when your job is to count up the negatives that's going to be the natural conclusion. I did find Portal 2's puzzles a little lacking in single-player but most everything else made up for it. Wouldn't say which was better really, and I did reply the first last week.
I don't think he was entirely wrong.
Portal was a puzzle game wrapped in wonderfully sarcastic humor.
Portal 2 was a more enjoyable experience, but not a better puzzle game.
He did however fail to make note that, and it is really quite rare, Portal 2 took everything from the first game an expanded on it perfectly, added new and complimentary mechanics, co-op game play (which was goddamn brilliant), and I think most importantly opened the door for new players without alienating the older player base.
To be fair, Yahtzee is pretty much obligated to hate on games.
" There is no doubt that Portal 2 is the better game overall. Wheatley , enough said. :) "Absolutely, it's funny right off the bat. Also, they use lasers to solve puzzles, instead of those irritating bouncing light balls- the sound of those bouncing around for entire chambers gave me more headaches that crazy looping portals ever could.
There is no doubt that Portal 2 is the better game overall. Wheatley , enough said. :)
I typically agree with Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, the creator of Zero Punctuation, but today, he opined that Portal 2 pales in comparison to the original Portal. I remembered things being the other way around, and now that I've revisited the latter's first dozen test chambers, I'm beginning to suspect that my memory serves me correctly!