Portal 2 Announced


#1121

That’s basically my argument, yes. This is a bridge building game which is adding stuff for extra flavour to something you’re probably already enjoying. There are going to be new systems, sure, which wasn’t true for DotA, say, but it’s fundamentally a Bridge Constructor game, in the same way that the official Portal expansion to Defense Grid was still Defense Grid. I don’t get where you’re seeing this as a Portal game rather than a Bridge Constructor game.


#1122

It’s in the game’s title, for pete’s sake! Why wouldn’t I think that?


#1123

Because it’s Bridge Constructor Portal, not Portal Bridge Constructor. Or, you know, watch the teaser.


#1124

That’s one hell of a semantic argument. You should be an attorney.


#1125

I think you’re getting tripped up on the wrong expectation. Maybe just because of the way this thread was bumped and we had a day to speculate wildly—optimistically even, if that’s your thing.

But this isn’t a new Portal game, and no one is going to be confused about that if they just see it read about it through the normal channels. It’s a Portal “flavor” of an existing game.


#1126

Wait, so it’s Portal 3?!

ALL HAIL PORTAL 3 WRITTEN BY CHET & ERIK COMING OUT VERY SOON!


#1127

Ha, yes, I can’t see any way this could possibly go wrong. Anyway, I have officially lost what little interest I had in this game a couple hours ago, I’ll probably pick it up in a Humble Bundle in a year or two.


#1128

Bridge Constructor is great though.


#1129

I just watched a trailer for it and it puts me in mind if World of Goo, which is a decent enough little game.


#1130

They play very similarly, or at least exercise similar brain muscles. It’s not as charming as that game though.


#1131

Well Macrumors went and proved me wrong right away:

“The next iteration of the popular Portal franchise…” is exactly the sort of confusing message I thought would be avoided.


#1132

So… if Valve is going to start licensing their IP to other developers…

can they give the Half Life license to 4A Games??


#1133

We can hope!