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Skyler Jun 28 @ 5:39pm
Is this game too easy?
I was thinking about buying this game but I was wondering if it offers a real challenge with the puzzle style or if it is just easy to grind through without any thought involved.
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fridayalex Jun 28 @ 6:00pm 
Thinking with portals can be challenging. My first play through with portal 2 was kinda frustrating. Had to get my friend to show me how to slove a few levels for me. I don't play that many puzzle games.

I think even if your good at puzzle games this game will get you thinking. Plus it has a awesome story and humor. Also if you have a friend to play with, the co-op is also awesome. It has its own story and different levels.
TheMazinTar Jun 28 @ 6:12pm 
I was able to make my way through both Portal games fairly quickly and easily, but my sister tried it and found it pretty hard. I think it really depends on the person, but, if you're like me and find this easy for the most part, you'll still love it. It really stimulates your mind and, even if you don't struggle with it, you'll have a blast working out the puzzles! Also, there are three or four that are really hard and drove me up the wall, lol!

Get it. I doubt you'll regret it.
TeamSpen210 Jun 28 @ 6:18pm 
Some people may find the puzzles a little easy, but even if you find the main Valve puzzles easy there's plenty of difficult community maps to play. The earlier levels are pretty easy (training the concepts), but later the difficult ramps up considerably.
BabyCharmander Jun 28 @ 6:27pm 
There's no way to "grind" through the levels--it absolutely requires thought. It'll start you off pretty easy, but it gets gradually harder--some chambers took me ages to figure out. But they're well designed enough that it feels really satisfying to solve them. The co-op chambers are even more challenging, and even after you've finished all that, you can go into the Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI, where players make their own maps) to try to find some more challenging chambers, though even the good PeTI chambers are a bit clunky when compared to the official chambers.

And even if you do find it easy, the plot and characters of this game are FANTASTIC and should definitely keep you entertained.
MrSirrr Jun 28 @ 8:04pm 
no.
Stakmaster Jun 28 @ 10:34pm 
It honestly depends on how your mind works. I'm not good at puzzle games, but I was able to breeze through all but the last few tests very quickly and without much planning. However, even if it does prove too easy and you're looking for a challenge, the co-op levels literally add a few layers onto the puzzle solving that does make for some extremely brainmelting scenarios. If that doesn't do it for you, I can GUARANTEE there are a wealth of player-made puzzles through steamworks that are going to be too hard for you. I promise you that.

So in short, it can be as hard as you want it to be. The main story might not challenge you much, but there's plenty more where that came from in terms of challenge if you seek it out.
maikaal Jun 29 @ 12:53am 
I swear these kind of topics bring the worst of gaming community. 'I finished this game when I was 5 with my eyes closed without the help of my older brother. You suk at gaems.'
G-Man's Evil Twin Jun 29 @ 1:50am 
I completed it on Xbox with ease a year or so ago, but when I played it last night on PC, I forgot the solution to the test chambers.
Vash Jun 29 @ 2:33am 
If you need to stop and think on how to complete one of the storyline puzzles then you need to see a docter.PLEASE I BEG OF YOU.I know spoilers are bad but just youtube some of these puzzle solutions before you buy the game and you will see how easy this is!

I have come across about 20 or so challenging workshop puzzles

Storyline puzzles=made by valve
workshop puzzles=made by random people
peti=easy puzzle maker
hammer=hard/fancy puzzle maker
eyal2030 Jun 29 @ 3:32am 
The game is easy at the beginning and gets harder
I recommend to you to buy Portal 1 before 2 because the story of is very good
the difficulty of the Game depends on who plays, for example the first time I'm played I could only complete half a game and then I had to look on YouTube how to get to the next levels
and this game has also onother kind of story (co op) and you can make levels and downloads levels that the community make (some people make really hard levels).
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BabyCharmander Jun 29 @ 10:03am 
Originally posted by Vash:
If you need to stop and think on how to complete one of the storyline puzzles then you need to see a docter.PLEASE I BEG OF YOU.I know spoilers are bad but just youtube some of these puzzle solutions before you buy the game and you will see how easy this is!

Did it occur to you that maybe different people have different skills when it comes to gaming? There's no need to be rude. :/ Just because you found the game easy doesn't mean other people will.

And DO NOT watch the Youtube solutions beforehand! It's better to experience the game for yourself than to watch spoilers! I would say only watch the Youtube solutions if you are struggling with a test chamber.
NickyWhat Jun 29 @ 11:28am 
I only had two challenges that stumped me for some time and it was a matter of me over thinking them and actually almost completing them in a manner that was different from the real solution. I'd say for me personally it was mildly challenging :].
5hape5hifter Jun 29 @ 11:33am 
Its hard enough for my sister, so I think its okay for some people, but not for all
Lama051 Jun 29 @ 2:59pm 
Well, there are countless maps in the Workshop and some of them are super hard (I look at you Mevious)
Pinhead Jun 29 @ 5:25pm 
Portal is good for the concept and most for its story. NO more to me, but like some people have said here, there are maps and there are maps in workshop. There you will can find good puzzles... but people usually hates my maps. they are Too hard specially 00 . There are maps for all the tastes. Are maps where you need use glitches are maps where you only must press a button. But you should buy it only if you want a good funny movie from my little point of view..
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