About three and a half years ago (wait, has it really been that long?), Valve released unto the world The Orange Box, featuring the latest entry in the Half-Life series, Half-Life 2: Episode 2. And while I’m sure most people bought it for Half-Life and probably Team Fortress 2, it was Portal that ended up taking gamers by storm. Now, over three years later, the long awaited Portal 2 is finally here.
A hit so unexpected that even Valve was taken by surprise by its immense popularity, Portal became an overnight sensation among the gaming community, spawning at least two or three internet memes in the process. As such, a sequel seemed inevitable and, now that Portal proved to be immensely popular, it was time for Valve to devote their attention to a full-sized sequel to appease Portal fans asking for more cake.
But, is Portal 2 a worthy successor? Yes…yes it is. Very much so.