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Nossy Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:24am
The ending is mind blowing (SPOILER) DONT READ IF HAVNT COMPLETED
Can someone please tell me why Apeture is just a small shed in the middle of no where? PS: I didnt complete portal 1 so i could be missing something here
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presto668 Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:56am 
The Aperture facility is mostly underground. It was built in an abandoned salt mine. Funnily enough though, if you watch the elevator video for the hard light bridges, it shows the sun shining on a field with a little shack in the middle. Coincidence? :)
DaSmackDown Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:53pm 
Hey, maybe the light bridges are powered by sunlight fed thru fiber optic cables. Never thought of that before ( btw, such technology exists in the real world! )
Ambiguous Assassin Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:28pm 
GlaDOS actually tells you at one point that they are powered by natural sunlight from the surface.
Nossy Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
So is there other people in the world? or is chell like the last human left? I know GlaDOS keeps humans as test subjects but surely she dosnt have every one of them
DaSmackDown Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:43pm 
Originally posted by Ambiguous Assassin:
GlaDOS actually tells you at one point that they are powered by natural sunlight from the surface.

You actually pay attention to what she's saying? Haha.

No, seriously, I vaguely remember some reference to that, but generally tune her "sardonics" out...
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Nossy Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:47pm 
I love portal but I seem to want to always know whats happening. like, The back sotory. Even if the devs didnt make one aha
presto668 Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:55am 
Originally posted by Nossy01:
So is there other people in the world? or is chell like the last human left? I know GlaDOS keeps humans as test subjects but surely she dosnt have every one of them
Well, Portal 2 is in the Half Life universe, so who knows what's been going on outside since Chell was in her Aperture Science Relaxation Vault.
SniperTurret Commander #52 Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:58am 
Originally posted by Nossy01:
So is there other people in the world? or is chell like the last human left? I know GlaDOS keeps humans as test subjects but surely she dosnt have every one of them
There must be other humans. Who planted the wheat? It wasn't wild...
SniperTurret Commander #52 Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:59am 
I think it was just to show perspective. A huge layout like Aperture, with an entrance so small.
Talerian Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:45am 
You know what I don't get about the ending?
After you get blown to the floor trying to reach the button, Part of the roof gives way, showing a fullmoon in the sky. Of course, you shoot a portal onto the moon ECT..
But doesn't this give the idea that part of the factory is ABOVE ground? As if the factory is BELOW ground, part of the earth would have to fall in though the hole.

And yet, in a few scenes later, you get send STRAIGHT up, still in the same area of the factory, though Turrets HQ, popping up in a shed, in a field in the middle of nowhere. But this would suggest it is BELOW ground.

So, is it BELOW ground? Or ABOVE ground?


Or does valve not give a ♥♥♥♥ about Continuity?
SniperTurret Commander #52 Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:06pm 
Originally posted by Inferno:
You know what I don't get about the ending?
After you get blown to the floor trying to reach the button, Part of the roof gives way, showing a fullmoon in the sky. Of course, you shoot a portal onto the moon ECT..
But doesn't this give the idea that part of the factory is ABOVE ground? As if the factory is BELOW ground, part of the earth would have to fall in though the hole.

And yet, in a few scenes later, you get send STRAIGHT up, still in the same area of the factory, though Turrets HQ, popping up in a shed, in a field in the middle of nowhere. But this would suggest it is BELOW ground.

So, is it BELOW ground? Or ABOVE ground?


Or does valve not give a ♥♥♥♥ about Continuity?
Woah. You totally blew my mind. Never thought of that. I don't know, but that is a REALLY good question!!
[Synoptic] Kearesu Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by Inferno:
You know what I don't get about the ending?
After you get blown to the floor trying to reach the button, Part of the roof gives way, showing a fullmoon in the sky. Of course, you shoot a portal onto the moon ECT..
But doesn't this give the idea that part of the factory is ABOVE ground? As if the factory is BELOW ground, part of the earth would have to fall in though the hole.

And yet, in a few scenes later, you get send STRAIGHT up, still in the same area of the factory, though Turrets HQ, popping up in a shed, in a field in the middle of nowhere. But this would suggest it is BELOW ground.

So, is it BELOW ground? Or ABOVE ground?


Or does valve not give a ♥♥♥♥ about Continuity?

Yeah I was actually thinking about dis earlier today. Maybe its both, and at the end you're just at an area that has like a huge telescope I don't know alot of sphere shaped building have telescopes soooo......yep.
Nossy Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:49pm 
Originally posted by Inferno:
You know what I don't get about the ending?
After you get blown to the floor trying to reach the button, Part of the roof gives way, showing a fullmoon in the sky. Of course, you shoot a portal onto the moon ECT..
But doesn't this give the idea that part of the factory is ABOVE ground? As if the factory is BELOW ground, part of the earth would have to fall in though the hole.

And yet, in a few scenes later, you get send STRAIGHT up, still in the same area of the factory, though Turrets HQ, popping up in a shed, in a field in the middle of nowhere. But this would suggest it is BELOW ground.

So, is it BELOW ground? Or ABOVE ground?


Or does valve not give a ♥♥♥♥ about Continuity?

Dis blow my mind, but at the end you go up like 2-3 layers, so it maybe wouldnt be much that needed to full through the hole but there should have been some broken floors above you I guess
Nossy Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:15pm 
Actually I just rewatched the ending where you go up, So yeah the ground should have fallen through the hole
TeamSpen210 Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:08am 
I'm pretty sure there's a big chunk of time between Chell going unconscious and her waking up. (A few hours). It's nighttime when you portal the moon (black sky) and daytime when you leave. GLaDOS probably moved herself/the Central AI Chamber to somewhere less damaged or repaired it and everything else. The wreckage from the moon hole probably fell outside of Wheatley's room. There's actually a fair amount of holes that you can see skylight through in the overgrown levels.
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