Quick Question for Co-Op. Does it spoil the single player at all?

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#1 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Hey guys, just wondering if I play the co-op first, will the single player be spoiled in any significant way? I'm not a super sensitive nancy about minor spoilers, but overt references to events in the single player would be frustrating.


I just bought the game today and already have a friend waiting to play to co-op, so I was just wondering if I'd be fine doing that first. 
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#2 Posted by KarlPilkington (2824 posts) -

Nope.

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#3 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Word. I like how easy that was. 


Sorry if it was brought up before, but I searched, and when that turned up nothing, I looked at the first few pages to no avail.
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#4 Posted by IceOrb (199 posts) -

It'll spoil the end of the game a bit.

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#5 Posted by Seedofpower (4085 posts) -

Yes is does, and in more than one way.

All the mechanics  you learn in the co-op will get old much faster in the single player and for the ending there is a bit of continuity explained.

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#6 Edited by IceOrb (199 posts) -

Also it totally takes place after the campaign sooooo... yeah...


Really difficult to say exactly what will be spoiled without spoiling the thing itself. Suffice it to say yes you would spoil something if you played coop first.
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#7 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@IceOrb: I don't think it does, most of the game is narrative free except for the ending that fleshes out the universe. The story around the co-op mainly centers around the two robots and testing.
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#8 Posted by IceOrb (199 posts) -
@Yanngc33:  What? The entire game is narrative. You are constantly getting fed new pieces of story before, during, and after every puzzle.
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#9 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@IceOrb: Yeah but in co-op, all GLaDOS says is how she loves testing and alludes to some events from the second game but these are more like teasers than anything else. The story centers on the two bots and nothing else
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#10 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2325 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" @IceOrb: Yeah but in co-op, all GLaDOS says is how she loves testing and alludes to some events from the second game but these are more like teasers than anything else. The story centers on the two bots and nothing else "
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#11 Posted by IceOrb (199 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project:  Also the whole it takes place after the events of the SP so you already know what is gonna happen with at least one character if you play the coop first.
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#12 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project said:
" @Yanngc33 said:
" @IceOrb: Yeah but in co-op, all GLaDOS says is how she loves testing and alludes to some events from the second game but these are more like teasers than anything else. The story centers on the two bots and nothing else "
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#13 Posted by imsh_pl (4208 posts) -

Not really. I mean, unless you know what to look for, it propably won't spoil anything crucial.

I finished the coop after the campaign and I must say I didn't pick up a single thing which I could connect to the events of Portal 2's main storyline.

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#14 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2325 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" @Manhattan_Project said:
" @Yanngc33 said:
" @IceOrb: Yeah but in co-op, all GLaDOS says is how she loves testing and alludes to some events from the second game but these are more like teasers than anything else. The story centers on the two bots and nothing else "
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Tell that to my friend who was playing co-op with me. He lost his shit when that came up. And all he had seen was the trailers to Portal 2.
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#15 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project said:
" @Yanngc33 said:
" @Manhattan_Project said:
" @Yanngc33 said:
" @IceOrb: Yeah but in co-op, all GLaDOS says is how she loves testing and alludes to some events from the second game but these are more like teasers than anything else. The story centers on the two bots and nothing else "
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Tell that to my friend who was playing co-op with me. He lost his shit when that came up. And all he had seen was the trailers to Portal 2. "
Yeah I guess you should play single player first than. Note that I played co-op after single and I just remember the dialogue as being mainly focused around the two robots. If you fear getting exposed to hints of how Portal 2 may end and you're well aware of the premise, than yes play Portal 2 alone first.

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