New Features in Portal 2

The blockbuster first person action/puzzle game is back and it has some new innovations with it. From what we saw at the end of Portal, Glados was “still alive” and Chell was dragged away and put into stasis. The game picks up hundreds of years later and Aperture Science Labs is still in ruins, overtaken by nature. One of Glados’ personality cores, Wheatley, awakes Chell out of stasis. He guides Chell through the initial stages of the game. Shortly thereafter, Wheatley and Chell accidentally reactivates Glados and she then proceeds to rebuild the facility. So now that we’re up to speed, lets check out the new features.

Excursion Funnels: The easiest way to say this is that its a tractor beam.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sce1Yi0G7sg[/youtube]

Aerial Faith Plates: These are ground plates that can launch items placed on them, including yourself.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tmF8-CRZEc[/youtube]

Thermal Discouragement Beam: A self explanatory laser beam that can kill you easily, but can be redirected using the redirection cubes.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DGPRiMWhEc[/youtube]

Pneumatic Diversity Vent: It’s pretty much a high velocity air tunnel.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_mf-sGARLs[/youtube]

Repulsion Gel: Think of flubber in liquid form.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llIkh4YWg00[/youtube]

Propulsion Gel: A speed boost gel.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqpmzv59po[/youtube]

Something else worth mentioning is the co-op mode. The characters used for it are a modified gun turret and a personality core, both of which are equipped with a portal gun and are bipedal.

Well, there you have it. I eagerly anticipate the release of this game when it comes out in early 2011.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1UZcSw3_BY[/youtube]

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