Saturday evening saw the completion at TSA Towers of Valve’s Portal 2. In comparison to the first game, which was bundled as part of the Orange Box alongside Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2, the second game is considerably longer, running at somewhere (for us, at least) between ten and eleven hours.
The first game took about three and a half hours to get through, which puts Valve’s claims of the sequel being around two to three times longer at almost pinpoint accuracy.
So, if you were wondering about the length of this game, wonder no longer: it’s plenty big enough and absolutely packed with everything that made the first Portal so damned brilliant. It’s rare I play through a game from start to finish without taking the disk out of the drive, but Portal 2 was one such game, and everyone I’ve spoken to agrees.
And then, of course, there’s the expansive co-op multiplayer mode, which features entirely new puzzles and a different structure from the single player game.
Our review goes live tomorrow morning at 9am.