Recently I decided to play through Portal 2 again and afterward wanted more to play. Originally when I played Portal 2 it was such a great experience I felt no draw to play the co-op missions. The Portal 2 co-op missions take place directly after the single player story is complete and feature Atlas and P-body, two testing robots sent forth by GLaDOS. I asked Travis if he wanted to play the co-op missions and he was happy to oblige. Tonight we started through the missions together and I am happy to say, it was lots of fun.

Portal 2 co-op reminds me more of the original Portal than anything. The co-op game focuses way more on straight testing than story which make sense. Since there are two players the testing chambers get a bit more complicated quicker and we had to spend some time getting certain jump puzzles right. I love jumping through the air and if you love that too, you should play the co-op missions.

We never ran into anything we couldn't figure out but I imagine the chambers are going to get harder. During our first session together we completed the intro, first and second levels.

The game's story is pretty good but my only point of note is that it isn't as sharp as the main Portal 2 campaign. GLaDOS is still her vengeful self but the game misses something in the back and forth she has with Chell(the human character featured in the main Portal and Portal 2 campaigns).

If you have the ability to play Portal 2 split-screen on a console or with a friend over the Internet I seriously recommend it. Doesn't everyone love testing?

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/27/2014 at 06:58pm

Yeah the puzzles definitely require a little more thinking but you feel way less ridiculous talking through the solution with a friend than when you're talking to yourself in single player.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/27/2014 at 09:31pm

Hahaha, very true.

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