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Santa Aug 5 @ 8:54am
why do most people start with portal 2 and not the first one?
I know, both portals are really addicting, but most people i talk to have never played the first one, if you do that, you will get comfused. EX: whos GLaDOS? i murdered her? i blew up a laboratory? i threw her cores down an incinerator? etc.
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The Amazing Kiwi Aug 5 @ 1:47pm 
I dont have Portal,but I kinda knew they basics when I first played.
waw642 Aug 5 @ 5:47pm 
my thought it because its way longer and takes more time
Hinsonator Aug 6 @ 3:00am 
Maybie because the first ever Half-Life came out in 1998? Along with that HL2 came out in 2005, Episode one came out a year later, Episode two a year after that and Half-Life 2: Portal one day before HL2EP2.
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vioray Aug 6 @ 3:03am 
personally whenever possible I always try to start with the first of any series, be it games, tv show seasons, movies, books, etc. but many people prefer to jump straight into the newest, expecting it to be the best (especially in games where graphics, gameplay and such will often drastically improve between instalments). there's no right or wrong way of doing it, although to those who do prefer to go straight for the newest I'd always recomend at least reading a summary of the plot of the earlier ones
Hinsonator Aug 6 @ 3:05am 
Sadly, better gameplay isn't always the case.
Resoluteorb566 Aug 6 @ 8:45am 
I would say because Portal was never advertised. When most people see a commercial for a new game, they hardly ever go back and play the others because they are outdated, so I agree with vioray about that.
CombineHunter Aug 6 @ 9:14am 
because it has a better storyline and better levels and co-op
Hinsonator Aug 6 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by Mr.Friend:
because it has a better storyline and better levels and co-op
Technecally most of the Half-Life games had co-op, you just had to mod it in.
ChestersWrath Aug 6 @ 4:29pm 
it got so much attention from every let's player so i guess that might be a reason, too..
§TL§Un!chr0m3 Aug 7 @ 8:01pm 
My personal reason for why I started with Portal2 was because I couldn't find a store that still sold the original game. I guess this goes hand-in-hand with the lack of advertisement and also the fact that its an outdated game that most stores dont keep in stock anymore.
vioray Aug 8 @ 1:43am 
I may be wrong but I think Portal 1 was only available in stores as part of a collection with Half Life. it can be bought (very cheaply) from Steam though
Hinsonator Aug 8 @ 2:25am 
Originally posted by vioray:
I may be wrong but I think Portal 1 was only available in stores as part of a collection with Half Life. it can be bought (very cheaply) from Steam though
Doin't you mean with the rest of the Half-Life games?
Paul the Bassist Aug 8 @ 4:57pm 
Originally posted by §TL§Un!chr0m3:
My personal reason for why I started with Portal2 was because I couldn't find a store that still sold the original game. I guess this goes hand-in-hand with the lack of advertisement and also the fact that its an outdated game that most stores dont keep in stock anymore.




Originally posted by vioray:
I may be wrong but I think Portal 1 was only available in stores as part of a collection with Half Life. it can be bought (very cheaply) from Steam though

vioray is correct, with the fact that you could buy it very cheaply from the Steam store.
In fact, if you look at stores that DO sell the original Portal, it's about twice as much as it is on Steam.
I've looked on Amazon and other websites, the original Portal is almost/is the price of Portal 2 on Steam.

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