Should Portal be added?

#1 Posted by Mooshu (515 posts) -

It does take place in the Half-Life universe, right? But then again, it's also different from the other games and not part of the main series.

#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14654 posts) -

Since its in the same universe, I say yes.

#3 Posted by Josh (112 posts) -

Same universe, different franchises. There will be a Portal 2, and if it's as successful as the first game no doubt a Portal 3 as well, not to mention expansions like Still Alive etc, etc, etc. It's not a game in the Half-Life franchise, so it doesn't belong on the list!

#4 Posted by Demilich (2648 posts) -

That would be like adding an X-Men game to Spiderman. Same universe, different franchise.

#5 Posted by JoshB (207 posts) -
Demilich said:
"That would be like adding an X-Men game to Spiderman. Same universe, different franchise."
its not as clear cut as that. I mean, I guess you could add an ultimate avengers game to the X-men universe. I mean, did you play HL2:E2? they are totally connected. I have a feeling too that HL2:E3 will tie it in even more, which gives it more of a possibility to be linked
#6 Posted by Demilich (2648 posts) -

Portal 2 confirmed. They have their own franchises.

Maybe not my greatest analogy, but you get the point. Just because technically speaking something fits, doesn't mean it should.

#7 Posted by Termite (2428 posts) -

Yeah, there are very highly related to eachother. And it's not at all like adding X men to Spiderman demilich, though I see where you're coming from.

They both make references to the other, and the story was obviously made with the other game in mind so I think they should both be connected

#8 Posted by Demilich (2648 posts) -

A better example would have been Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft. There often have cameos and tie in, but are very independent of each other.

#9 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -

Yeah I agree with Demilich here....

#10 Posted by YuXing (72 posts) -

Nah, i prefer to think that portal is a seperate entity.

#11 Posted by hazelnutman (1121 posts) -

I agree with Demilich too. Instead of me thinking that they're in the same universe, I just think that they're just making a bunch of cameos/easter eggs/references to the other franchise.

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