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The New Guy's Favorite Games (Part 3)

Here is part 1 and part 2. There's only one more favorite games blog after this, then I promise I'll stop! And again, thanks for the comments so far.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

I think the original Portal is one of the most overrated games of all time. There, I said it! That opinion made Portal 2 all the more surprising, because I was not expecting to love it so much. The GlaDOS humor works even better when you add someone like Wheatley into the mix, and J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson is a stroke of genius. In fact, all of the voice acting in Portal 2 is amazing, which makes the overarching narrative all the more compelling. The gameplay is the real star though, and the innovative portal system is strengthened by the inclusion of things like paint and excursion funnels (tractor beams). The cooperative multiplayer also deserves a special mention � in fact, I think the multiplayer in Portal 2 makes a better case for the game's overall brilliance in game design. It truly felt cooperative, and I can't say that about most multiplayer games. It also made me feel like a genius at times, which is always appreciated.
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About amlabellaone of us since 4:44 PM on 07.07.2013

Senior at UC Davis

Arts Reporter for The California Aggie (UC Davis school newspaper)

Associate Editor for GamerNode.com