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Portal 2 Reviews (Macintosh)

Everyone 10+
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Critic Reviews

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100 (Apr 19, 2011)
On s'attendait certes à une claque, mais Portal 2 s'avère un authentique chef-d'œuvre, une leçon de game design à l'usage de l'industrie. Alliant la pratique d'un gameplay profond à un fort attachement au récit, l'aventure solo est le fruit d'une alchimie rarissime entre ludisme et narration qui suffirait déjà à justifier l'engouement. L'ajout d'un mode multijoueur captivant finit de nous convaincre : à tous points de vue, il s'agit bien de cet immense jeu caché dans les replis du premier épisode, qui n'a jamais tant fait figure d'introduction. Gamers de tous bords, réjouissez-vous : Portal 2 rejoint le rang des meilleurs jeux de tous les temps.
100 (Apr 19, 2011)
Exception faite d'un second acte un peu en retrait, Portal 2 impose une aventure d'une saveur incomparable, impeccablement mise en scène et bourrée d'autant d'humour que d'ingéniosité. Les nombreuses nouvelles mécaniques renouvellent les puzzles, la durée de vie excède nos espoirs, le mode Coopératif se déguste en ligne ou en local avec délectation, et même si la fin ne saurait être aussi savoureuse que celle du premier, elle conclut un rollercoaster de sensations pures et de trouvailles de génie qui forcent le respect.
Game Revolution (Apr 22, 2011)
Impatience aside, Portal 2 is an exceptionally well-crafted, intelligent, entertaining, humorous game. You will laugh. You will feel like a freaking genius. You will want more. And yes, you will probably be hearing quotes from Portal 2 for the next three years.
Gamernode (Apr 26, 2011)
When it comes to making video games, a strong argument can be made that Valve is among the best out there. They are like the Pixar of the videogame industry, setting the standard for others, never disappointing, and delivering product on a consistent, predictable schedule. That last fact actually only applies to Pixar, but you get the idea. Portal 2 is an absolutely worthy successor to the original, and it is, objectively, a better game. Nothing will ever replace the first time you solved a puzzle in the original Portal, or when GLaDOS began to serenade you during the end credits, but you will find yourself just as absorbed into the world and congratulating yourself on your personal genius every few minutes. Portal 2 is a perfect example of what video games should be, and there is no reason to pass it up.
98 (Apr 30, 2011)
En resumen, si eres una persona que no necesita matar algo cada cinco segundos para divertirse y además cuentas con un cerebro mínimamente desarrollado y un amor por el medio, no hay absolutamente ninguna razón por la cual no debas darle tu dinero duramente ganado a Valve. Si por el contrario no te gusta usar el cerebro y prefieres disparar ciegamente... pues no sé cómo has llegado hasta esta parte del artículo. Ah, espera, que venías a mirar la nota y estás leyendo esto de rebote, ¿no? Pues mira qué notaza, mira. Es mejor que todos los juegos que te gustan.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Jun 06, 2011)
Portal 2 is a lot of fun and very entertaining. I think this release will be one of the hottest titles to be released this year. I found it to be as much, and often a lot more fun, then many of the games I have had an opportunity to try. The puzzles are thought provoking and the interactions and story line are very entertaining. The cooperative aspect of Portal 2 lets you play with friends and has a story all its own. The graphics in this game are frankly stunning! I highly recommend spending your precious gaming cash on this game. It is well worth the price and will provide hours of entertaining game play.
Spazio Games (May 18, 2011)
Portal 2 è un prodotto come al momento ce ne sono pochi. Anche se non amate i puzzle game, una volta provato, difficilmente non sentirete l'impulso di terminare la stanza di test nella quale siete, per poi trovarvi a provarne un'altra ancora. La cura maniacale con cui ogni aspetto è stato affinato e ottimizzato è da applausi e dovrebbe servire da esempio per molti. La progressione delle "missioni", è perfettamente bilanciata, e ci restituisce dei livelli dal game design raffinato e vario, che non ci daranno mai quel senso di già visto e che tradiscono il divertimento e il piacere del team di sviluppo nell'idearli. A chiudere l'idilliaco quadretto c'è un comparto grafico di spessore, accompagnato da musiche, effetti sonori e doppiaggio di grandissimo livello. Il gioco non è ovviamente perfetto, ma non saranno i tempi di caricamento forse eccessi, una seconda metà lievemente meno curata della prima, e un boss finale non all'altezza a impedirci di consigliarvi senza riserve Portal 2.
MacLife (Apr 18, 2011)
Very few gaming moments can compare to completing a particularly difficult Portal 2 puzzle. Whether you’ve played the original or not, the dialogue will have you laughing, the unsolved puzzles will leave you pulling your hair out, and the completed ones beaming like mad.
Edge (Apr 19, 2011)
Portal 2 delivers, and it does it in style, creating one of the most meticulously designed, thrilling and delightful playgrounds we’ve ever seen. It’s a game with a magical take on momentum, where single bounds over tall buildings are business as usual, where every surface is a potential launchpad, and the entire experience is a belly laugh. Valve has a pretty good record with the number two, but attempting to inflate Portal’s perfectly formed package could easily have been a disaster. Naturally, the sequel doesn’t feel as bracingly fresh as the 2007 game, but it’s precisely the sort of dizzying follow-up the original deserves.
Gamereactor (Germany) (Apr 19, 2011)
Portal 2 ist ein nahezu perfektes Spiel für das, was es ist. Es gibt Kleinigkeiten wie nun völlig unbewegliches Interior, was sich anfangs komisch anfühlt, weil alles auf mysteriöse Art und Weise am Boden klebt. Vielleicht haben sie bei Valve in Tests herausgefunden, dass einige Spieler sich einfach zu lange damit beschäftigt haben, das Zeug durch die Level zu schleppen auf der Suche nach der Lösung... wer weiß. Richtig schade ist nur, dass die Kampagne - je nach nach Fähigkeiten - in sieben bis zehn Stunden erledigt ist. Dazu gesellen sich vier bis sechs Stunden Koop-Material. Das ist eigentlich genug, aber man will einfach nicht, dass es endet. Und hatte mir GLaDOS nicht am Anfang versprochen, dass ich hier für immer testen darf? Verdammte Lügnerin! Anderseits: Das war sie doch schon immer, oder etwa nicht!?!
Valve's Gabe Newell has said that Portal 2 is the best game Valve has ever done. That's a pretty tricky statement to judge, because almost every game the company makes has been amazing. In the same way it doesn't really mean anything if I were to say it is one of their best games ever. Instead, let me just say this: Portal 2 managed to surpass my very high expectations of it and it's the perfect sequel to the classic Portal. It does everything right and doesn't take a single wrong step. It's a game that everyone should play and I can't recommend it enough.
Gamereactor (Finland) (Apr 19, 2011)
Portal 2 on loistava taidonnäyte Valvelta. Peli ei aliarvioi pelaajia ja täyttää fanien odotukset 100-prosenttisen varmasti. Pikkuasioista voi valittaa, mutta en epäile väittää, että kyseessä on yksi vuoden parhaimpia pelejä. Peli tarjoaa makeaa mahan täydeltä ja jättää silti toivomaan entistä enemmän lisää. Onneksi peli, saavutuksineen ja salaisuuksineen, tarjoaa uudelleenpelattavuutta ruhtinaallisesti.
Portal 2 is available on three platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC), but all three versions feature the same content. The advantage with the PC version is that it includes, as a separate download, an editor that lets you create and share new levels with other Portal 2 owners, increasing its longevity. The PlayStation 3 version also includes a code to download the PC version of Portal 2 at no extra cost, so if you want the best of both worlds, the PS3 version is the way to go. No matter which version you choose, however, you'll want to take it slow and savor the game. You may not be advancing science, but playing Portal 2 is nonetheless an enriching experience.
All things considered, Portal 2 is one superb offering. I’m glad I bought it, and I really enjoyed playing it. From the tone of this review, you might’ve gotten a sense that I’m not really hyperventilating over its awesomeness, but that’s only because we all knew it was going to be great. It’s still quite awesome, though, and definitely a game that everyone should play. If, for some reason, you haven’t played the original, drop everything and go get both games; you’re missing out on some of the best experiences that gaming has to offer. Portal veterans who are tight on cash at the moment might want to grab the second installment on sale, or wait for a permanent price drop. But make no mistake—skipping Portal 2 should not be an option for you.