I've GOT to get this out! *SPOILERS*

#1 Posted by Flaboere (344 posts) -

It's been bothering me since before the site went down;


am I the only one perplexed that in the end fight, the roof is smashed open, and you can see the moon. This should mean, that the roof is the top part of the whole station. However, in the end cinematic, Chell is taking the elevator several floors up, until she reaches the surface!
I'm sure this is just an oversight from Valve, since it doesn't really matter, but maybe I just misunderstood it. Anyone else?
#2 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4796 posts) -

Videogame logic at it's finest.

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#3 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

There was a portal in the roof, behind the hole, that attached to a portal on the surface, obviously.

Also, this:
@Marz said:

" It's not an oversight, you are knocked unconscious and taken back to a different part of the facility, "

#4 Edited by Enigma777 (6074 posts) -

Actually the Aperture Science superstructure is so vast they have their own little moon, complete with gravity and the vacuum of space. And those stars you see. Yea those are just teeny lightbulbs. 

#5 Posted by Marz (5655 posts) -

It's not an oversight, you are knocked unconscious and taken back to a different part of the facility,

#6 Posted by rjayb89 (7724 posts) -

I would draw something to make it make sense to you but I'm currently full of banana pancakes.

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#7 Posted by Tearhead (2169 posts) -

I dunno... I thought the room where Chell regained consciousness was different to where the fight happened.

#8 Edited by Enigma777 (6074 posts) -
@Wrighteous86 said:

" There was a portal in the roof, behind the hole, that attached to a portal on the surface, obviously. "

What are you, some kind of a retarded or something? Everyone knows you can't shoot a portal through a portal. That would cause a singularity of unimaginable scale. 
#9 Posted by WillyLo (302 posts) -

The Moon is a lie.

#10 Posted by animathias (1186 posts) -
@Marz said:
" It's not an oversight, you are knocked unconscious and taken back to a different part of the facility, "
That's what I thought had happened. That or the room just moved - as soon as I saw the opening where they were moving the room through that vast, open space, I decided to not worry about the layout. In the game itself, it changes at the whim of whoever is in charge.
#11 Posted by TheSpartanDon (158 posts) -
@Tearhead said:
" I dunno... I thought the room where Chell regained consciousness was different to where the fight happened. "
What this guy said.
#12 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -
@Tearhead said:
" I dunno... I thought the room where Chell regained consciousness was different to where the fight happened. "
It's presumed that Glados' body is stationary and only is housed in one spot, and in this game we see the body in 3 different lairs. I think that's why everyone thinks it's the same lair each time, but I agree with you it looks like a different room.

But considering how much movement is happening in the game, you saw giant chambers moved around, and shafts of sunlight in the beginning, enough light to grow plants. It's possible that fight was held on the roof and the regain conscious was several layers below where Atlas and P-Body are held
#13 Edited by bongoboy (105 posts) -
@WillyLo said:

" The Moon is a lie. "

That is the new meme for this game! Your a genius! :D
#14 Posted by Landon (4149 posts) -
@bongoboy said:
" @WillyLo said:

" The Moon is a lie. "

That is the new meme for this game! Your a genius! :D "
That meme is at it's worse when people just add it to anything.
#15 Posted by Bromeliad (20 posts) -
@bongoboy said:
" @WillyLo said:

" The Moon is a lie. "

That is the new meme for this game! Your a genius! :D "
That gives rise to the question of what exactly the insufferable meme for this game will be. I think Valve handled the cake thing really well with that tiny shoutout on the collapsing door then poof.
#16 Posted by bongoboy (105 posts) -
@Landon: You know I'm just joking right? :)

@Bromeliad: I don't think that this game really came with a meme. Valve did say they were tired of "the cake is a lie", so it is possible they tried to keep the jokes in this game at a level where they were less likely to gain a meme status.
#17 Posted by Trebz (487 posts) -

Yeah, Chell gets knocked out when GLaDOS brings her back into the lair and wakes up in a completely different room.


There's no explanation for how GLaDOS's body manages to get around the facility, but I assume there are some rails and such in place for that.

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