A Picture of the Mindf*ck that is “Portal”

I’m very hyped for The Orange Box because for $59.99 this game is basically a present from Valve to us. 5 Games People! 5 Games! What more can I say? One of the games included in “The Orange Box” is “Portal” which can only be described as a puzzle game which has you making portals through walls and floors to get to the next section of the level.

Wired.com posted the above picture which represents the gameplay of “Portal” and wow it almost gives me a headache just looking at it. Wired also posted some tips which can help you in your “Portal” adventure.

1) Portal players get an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, which can create warp portals between any two flat surfaces.
1a) Fire at a wall, floor, or ceiling to create an entrance point.
1b) Fire where you’d like to end up to make an exit point.

2) Some obstacles can be dodged only by creating portals.
2a) Blast an entry point in the ground.
2b) Create an exit point on the far wall. Drop through the hole in the ground and you’ll emerge on the other side of the spike pit.

3) The game poses conundrums, like how to get up to a platform that you can’t jump high enough to reach. The solutions often rely on the fact that momentum is maintained when warping.
3a) Create an entry portal one level down.
3b) Bore an exit point on the floor next to you. Leap down into the entry portal. Even though you’ll be moving in the opposite direction, when you reemerge your inertia will propel you all the way to the upper level.

4) Take advantage of objects in the environment to neutralize gun emplacements and other dangers.
4a) Open an entry portal under a box.
4b) Put an exit portal above the gun. The falling box will gather enough speed to knock over the gun.

I’m ready for Portal! So Ready.

Unlock the Doors of Deception in Mind-Warping Puzzler Portal[Wired]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

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  2. Thank you Valve.

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