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Archlion Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:35pm
Play Portal 1 or skip to 2?
I got the bundle for Portal 1 and 2 from a trade and I was wondering if there was a storyline linking both games. I heard that Portal 2 is like portal 1 but with better graphics and way more levels. So should I play portal 1 first or should I just play portal 2? I have a huge backlog of games I need to play and a bunch of work from school so I don't exactly have a bunch of free time to waste.
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4Closed_Dreams Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:50pm 
I think you should play portal 1 not too many levels and it help the storyline in part 2.
Archlion Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:56pm 
Originally posted by _SkyLight_:
I think you should play portal 1 not too many levels and it help the storyline in part 2.
So is there a storyline between both games or is portal 2 completely new story to portal 1?
4Closed_Dreams Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:58pm 
Different storyline with inner ties to part 1 from within part 2. and the ingame content in part 1's "hidden" areas are to good to pass.
.DIX.jakob.jacobson Dec 8, 2012 @ 10:04pm 
Play them both. Portal one is extremely short and the story in Portal 2 picks up where Portal 1 left off.
4Closed_Dreams Dec 8, 2012 @ 10:12pm 
Originally posted by Jurander:
Play them both. Portal one is extremely short and the story in Portal 2 picks up where Portal 1 left off.

I agree.
EMatheson Dec 8, 2012 @ 10:25pm 
Well, you DID buy both of them. There really is NO reason Not to play Portal first (before Portal 2). Besides, Portal kinda teaches you how to use the gun (not that much of a tutorial is needed, really, but there isn't anything like it in Portal 2 - it is assumed that you are already capable of Thinking With Portals before you begin the game).
Archlion Dec 8, 2012 @ 10:53pm 
Originally posted by EMatheson:
Well, you DID buy both of them. There really is NO reason Not to play Portal first (before Portal 2). Besides, Portal kinda teaches you how to use the gun (not that much of a tutorial is needed, really, but there isn't anything like it in Portal 2 - it is assumed that you are already capable of Thinking With Portals before you begin the game).
I traded a game for the bundle and I really only wanted portal 2. So how much hours does it take to complete portal 1?
Archlion Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:23pm 
Originally posted by cake.:
Whoever told you it's "like portal 1 but with better graphics and way more levels" is an absolute idiot, and they know nothing about single player games. Portal is, OBVIOUSLY, the first game, and Portal 2 being the second. Would you play Half-Life 2 without playing Half-Life first? Nope. Because they 'join stories.'
portal doesnt seem like theres a story in it, don't you just play the levels?
cake. Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:24pm 
Originally posted by Archlion:
Originally posted by cake.:
Whoever told you it's "like portal 1 but with better graphics and way more levels" is an absolute idiot, and they know nothing about single player games. Portal is, OBVIOUSLY, the first game, and Portal 2 being the second. Would you play Half-Life 2 without playing Half-Life first? Nope. Because they 'join stories.'
portal doesnt seem like theres a story in it, don't you just play the levels?
You have to listen to GLaDOS. Anyway, it's your choice.
Archlion Dec 8, 2012 @ 11:44pm 
Well if portal 1 is as short as people say I might as well play it first :)
Mr Shadow Dec 9, 2012 @ 12:04am 
You really should play Portal before Portal 2
a) it gives you a feel for gameplay and story style
b) Portal 2 makes more sense if you've played one
c) The first game is still very, very good

I was in the same boat as you, and my friends told me to play the first one. I really enjoyed it and felt more accomplished when I finished Portal 2 as well.
evilgoattea Dec 9, 2012 @ 12:33am 
Plus you'll have no idea why the cake is a lie. (Unless they cover that in 2, I have heard no mention of cake in 2 yet.)
thegamingbear Dec 9, 2012 @ 1:59am 
play portal 1 first then you know what hapent at the end of portal 1 and at the begin of portal 2
Your mum Dec 9, 2012 @ 2:01am 
play portal 1 and then portal 2
[λG] Alexander Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:16am 
DEFINITELY play Portal 1 first. Not only because of the story, but it will help you get familirised with the whole concept.
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