20 Comments
Posted by pikeplacer

Alot of people are saying this game is magnificent, but I havnt even played the first one... Should I get it, or get the first Portal then the second?
Posted by Yanngc33

Should you eat chicken wings? The answer to both of these questions is yes, because both are delicious

Posted by MEATBALL

I don't think playing the first Portal is necessary to enjoy Portal 2, but it couldn't hurt, it's also not going to take long to get out of the way before jumping into its sequel.

Either way, definitely pick up Portal 2, it's an absolutely outstanding game that I think everyone should at least try their hand at.

Edited by PhatSeeJay

You finish Portal while Portal 2 is downloading off Steam. Do it!

Posted by Vexxan
@PhatSeeJay said:
" You finish Portal while Portal 2 is downloading off Steam. Do it! "
Portal 1 is quite cheap now as well isnt it?
Posted by pikeplacer
@MEATBALL:
Well, I think if I do try Portal 2, it will be after the first. Thanks guys, I just wanted to know what everyone was thinking
Posted by YoungFrey

Don't play Portal 2 before Portal.  1 is a much smaller game in a lot of ways, but it has some dynamite moments (or nobody would have cared when P2 came out).  It's like when you see a movie and know it was originally a play (it has 3 actors and takes place in one room).  Portal is kind of like that.
Posted by pikeplacer

I think I will pick up the first poral on Steam then the PS3 version of Portal 2 so I can have the PS3 and Steam ports! HaHa, I am a whore for trophies and schievments.
Posted by Evilsbane

Just..play them, both, in order, silly man.

Posted by SteamPunkJin

I think, in general, if you didn't bother with an older game in a series, and you didn't see the draw and the sequel is getting a lot of press, you shouldn't get it just because it's new and shiny, it's still probably not for you.

However in this particular case you need to call in sick from work/school and get to it. Portal 1 then Portal 2, well worth your time and money.

Posted by GetEveryone
@pikeplacer said:
" Alot of people are saying this game is magnificent, but I havnt even played the first one... Should I get it, or get the first Portal then the second? "
Portal is amazingly cheap, but if you can't afford it I'm sure some kind soul will gift you it. There are always about a million spare copies going.

To answer your question, though, yes. Play it. Love it... Play it again... Youtube the ending a few more times.
Posted by pikeplacer

I think I will pick up the Orange Box, then Portal 2. Thanks guys, you have conviced me!
Posted by iam3green

go play portal 1, and then play portal 2. i haven't played portal 2 yet. i am waiting on finding a job.

Posted by PerryVandell
@pikeplacer said:
" I think I will pick up the Orange Box, then Portal 2. Thanks guys, you have conviced me! "
You won't be disappointed, unless you hate having lots of fun. Then you will be disappointed.
Posted by craigbo180

Make sure you definitely play portal before you play portal 2.

Posted by TheGreatGuero

Yes! It's $35 on Amazon! Buy it now before the sale ends!

Edited by pikeplacer
@Fullmetal216:
Oh, believe me, I love fun!
Posted by pikeplacer

Alright, I just bought the Orange Box (360) and Portal 2 (PS3, comes with steam version) Thank you guys, I am already woking on the first Portal, I FUCKING LOVE! Thanks, duders.
Posted by jozzy

I was in the same boat, and I told myself today "now I am going to sit down and do this Portal-thing".  Finished Portal only half an hour ago, great, great game.

Posted by melcene

Personally I can't see getting Portal 2 until the price drops a bit, even though I enjoyed the first.