How long will it take me to complete this?

#1 Edited by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I'm a jerk for not playing Portal. Aren't I? The answer: Yes. Right now, I'm considering purchasing Portal: Still Alive from XBLA. But there's a bit of a snag:

I only play one game at a time, no ifs ands or buts. It's just how I roll. Fortunately, last night I (finally) finished Far Cry 2. There are 12 days left until Christmas and on Christmas day I intend on playing Gears of War 2.

I'm in my junior year of highschool right now and the work is a bitch. Because of this, I can only find time to play games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. That is why any game takes me way longer than it should.

I'm worried that if I download this, I won't be finished before Christmas. I'm really OCD about these things and if I'm playing a game, I have to finish it before I start my next one; unless, the game is truly awful (but that's neither here nor there.)

I heard the game is short. Is it short enough? Difficulty always adds to the time it takes to play. Is it very challenging? If I play for about 2-4 hours a night (taking into account the days I can play,) will I be able to finish it?

Help is always appreciated. This is a game that I really shouldn't miss.

#2 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

Portal will take you maybe 3 hours on your first playthrough. It'll take you another hour and a half if you do all the advanced rooms, and maybe another 2 hours if you're crazy or bored enough to do the super-challenge-room-thingies.

You won't get more than like 7 hours of value from Portal. But they'll be some of the best gaming hours you'll ever spend.

#3 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Sounds good! :D

#4 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?

#5 Posted by Karmum (11509 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
I don't think it is, it really doesn't spoil anything from the story. Besides, is it really a lie?
#6 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
short answer. yes

long answer. yes but the story in portal is all kind of silly anyway, so its not like me saying Dom dies at the end of Gears 2
#7 Edited by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Karmum said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
I don't think it is, it really doesn't spoil anything from the story. Besides, is it really a lie?"

i dun no cus i havnt plaid it btu nao i wan 2 nd i wil 2nite btu i hoap is not a spolar :(
#8 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
HazBazz said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
short answer. yes

long answer. yes but the story in portal is all kind of silly anyway, so its not like me saying Dom dies at the end of Gears 2"

I didn't play Gears of War 2.
#9 Edited by Karmum (11509 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"Karmum said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
I don't think it is, it really doesn't spoil anything from the story. Besides, is it really a lie?"

I don't know because I haven't played it but now I want to and I will tonight. But I hope it isn't a spoiler."
No, it isn't a spoiler.
#10 Posted by Drebin_893 (2872 posts) -

Well the regular Portal took me 40 minutes on my first play through and I'm in Secondary School, so I'd imagine you'll be fine.

#11 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Karmum said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"Karmum said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
I don't think it is, it really doesn't spoil anything from the story. Besides, is it really a lie?"

I don't know because I haven't played it but now I want to and I will tonight. But I hope it isn't a spoiler."
No, it isn't a spoiler."

I saw that before the edit. ;P

Irony 1, Karmum 0
#12 Posted by TekZero (2638 posts) -

Took me 2 sessions to finish it.  Awesome experience.  I still have to go back and get achievements tho.

#13 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

You know what? I'm not going to lie Hazbazz, if you weren't kidding about that Gears 2 spoiler....*shakes head*

Then you're a real dick.

#14 Posted by Kazona (3055 posts) -

Well if you're anyhting like me it'll take you anywhere between six hours and a year...

#15 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"HazBazz said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
short answer. yes

long answer. yes but the story in portal is all kind of silly anyway, so its not like me saying Dom dies at the end of Gears 2"

I didn't play Gears of War 2."
O shit I've said too much. I'm always doing this, like last week I told my brother all about the end of HL2 E2, you know the part where you hear Gordon talk and you find out the G-Man is his dad.
#16 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
HazBazz said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"HazBazz said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"By the way, is the whole "the cake is a lie" thing a major spoiler?"
short answer. yes

long answer. yes but the story in portal is all kind of silly anyway, so its not like me saying Dom dies at the end of Gears 2"

I didn't play Gears of War 2."
O shit I've said too much. I'm always doing this, like last week I told my brother all about the end of HL2 E2, you know the part where you hear Gordon talk and you find out the G-Man is his dad."

You're really a douche.
#17 Posted by TekZero (2638 posts) -

Man.. That's just not right dude.  Thanks for spoiling.

#18 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I hope you guys know he is lying. haha

#19 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2883 posts) -
SpikeSpiegel said:
"I hope you guys know he is lying. haha"
I got a good laugh out of all of it.
#20 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"SpikeSpiegel said:
"I hope you guys know he is lying. haha"
I got a good laugh out of all of it."

>.<

*Sigh*
#21 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"SpikeSpiegel said:
"I hope you guys know he is lying. haha"
I got a good laugh out of all of it."

>.<

*Sigh*"

don't worry, they're joking
#22 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Thrawn said:

"BiggerBomb said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"SpikeSpiegel said:
"I hope you guys know he is lying. haha"
I got a good laugh out of all of it."

>.<

*Sigh*"

don't worry, they're joking"


Yeah, that's why I sighed!

#23 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -

the cake is a lie is not a spoiler. it's just a sort of meme for all of us that have played through the game.

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