|Action, FPS, 3D Puzzle||Modern (2001-2010)||Valve||Valve||Sci-fi, Rogue AI, Human test subject, Teleportation|
Portal is a highly acclaimed innovative 3D puzzle platformer developed by Valve. In this short game you play as a human subject of scientific experimentation, held captive in a corporation controlled by a rogue AI. What appears at first as a series of harmless trials for teleportation devices invented by the corporation, soon reveals itself as devious traps devised by the rogue AI to see you get brutally killed. When you realize this, you start to disregard the AI’s instructions leading you to certain death, and start making your way to its control room. Eventually you have to evade all the traps and crack ingenuous puzzles in order to reach the room where the AI is located and destroy it. As such the story is hardly important, but the puzzles are what constitute the heart of the game.
|Complexity Parameters||Values (0, 0.5, 1)|
|Control Scheme||0: Easy|
|Story||0.5: A fixed objective|
|Lore||0.5: Portal series|
|Learning Curve||0: Easy|
|Total Score||1/7: Lightweight game|
|Needs||Satisfaction Score (0-3)|
|Analytical||3: Well met. Puzzles to solve.|
|Creative||2: Moderately met. Different ways to solve. Out of the box thinking.|
|Mastery||2: Moderately met|
|Destructive||0: Not met|
|Entertainment||0: Not met|
|Pace||3: Well met|
|Horror||0: Not met|
|Total Score||10/21: Good Game|
TL;DR A very good game with ingenuous puzzles to crack. A must buy.
- Robust gameplay
- Ingenuous puzzles
- Real innovation in terms of gameplay
Game-time 7 hrs.
Purpose – Challenge, Relaxation
Gameplay – It is simply perfect.
Graphics – Good and based on the Source engine of Half-life 2.
Performance – Smooth as butter.
Entertainment – This game is not designed for entertainment purposes.
Plot (if applicable) – Has a plot but it is not the main focus of the game.
Replay value – Good replay value, as the puzzles can be solved in various ways.
Immersion – No immersion.
Overall- A very good game in terms or innovation; critically acclaimed as well. A must buy for any gamer.