I beat Portal a few days back and I should make it very clear that I LOVE PORTAL. When you beat it they make you sign a waiver saying you will love it. The waiver is short but deadly, and I recommend you bring your own pen. Portal’s impact on me was especially ripe since it was my first Valve game. I hear these guys are quite popular.
It is only 3 hours, but somehow Portal has entranced everyone who has seen it in a warm little cocoon of sarcasm. It really is pure joy pressed to disk. Oh yes, and then you get free versions of Half-life 2, HL2 Episode:1, HL2 Episode:2, and a game called Team Fortress 2. Lots of twos. I bet this game was sponsored by the two. And with a subsidy of the word “Free”.
[If you think things like screenshots count as spoilers don't read the below or read it and then hate me for eternity because I comprimised your sacred journey.]
But there is a great lil song at the end of Portal. Nothing major but nice. I can’t stop listening to it. If interested press the white gaps within this text but not the text itself. Untold horrors could have occurred had you clicked the text. Kind of a bad place, I know.
And it reminded me of the absolute best song ever made for a game which not many folks know about. It was Shiny’s last good game, and it was called Skull Monkeys. It involved claymation and platforming and many a lava pit, but the memorable part were the bonus rounds. And all because of THIS SONG SUNG BY A CREEPY NARRATOR. (As before click the white space and not the text otherwise we’re all dead. K thx.)
And for anyone else that has finished this thing, nothing says macho man like having a paper companion cube at your desk. Oh yeah!
(Also, new comic for tomorrow. Don’t tell the cube I told you!)