M.C. Portal


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Some rather clever illustrator came up with this image, a Portal-parody of M.C. Esher’s famous stairs painting. There aren’t a whole hell of a lot of games that could get away with such a parody, but Portal certainly is one of them, as sometimes when I was playing, the levels certainly seemed like this. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is the 20th challenge level on Still Alive.

When are they going to make a true sequel to Portal? Still Alive was great, but the challenge levels were lacking in Glados. Though we are talkin about Valve here, so a sequel is likely in the works for release sometime around 2016, if we’re lucky.

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  1. Valve makes some of the most interesting and intelligent games, Portal being right up there with the best of them. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did indeed mimic MC Escher’s painting and replicate it in a Portal sequel.

    On a side note, one of my favorite things about Valve’s Half Life series and also Portal is that even though they aren’t extremely lengthy, they still make you feel like you’ve come such a long way even when you’re only about halfway through the game. While playing Half Life 1 for the first time through, I remember encountering the Combine for the first time and thinking to myself “holy shit this has to be close to the end.” In reality, I had quite a ways to go. I hadn’t even made it to outer space yet. I think I’m just addicted to that feeling of accomplishment that those games give you.

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