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-The ability to die-


No I am not talking about god mode.

Puzzles that did not involve death as their failure mechanism. Essentially a maze with out any traps.

I think it would of made the puzzles a lot more challenging, frustrating, and much more satisfying when completed. It would not work at all in the Portal 2 we have all played.

But maaaaaaaaybe Portal 3?

My logic is that in Portal 2 when you die you have an obvious indication that you are not doing something right, so you rinse and repeat. Simply leaving you with trail and error tactics. Sprinkle it with a bit of logic and eventually you will get it right. If you cant die, then you have to purely rely on logic to solve the puzzle.
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I personally felt like Portal 2's puzzles didn't give you as much freedom as the first game. Which places you can shoot portals at is much more restricted, and there's generally only one way to solve each puzzle.
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I personally felt like Portal 2's puzzles didn't give you as much freedom as the first game. Which places you can shoot portals at is much more restricted, and there's generally only one way to solve each puzzle.
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yea, only having one puzzle solution reduces the replayability of the game. Hell, i tried to do alternative solutions and it wasn't possible...
     
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Yeah. There's no question that they focused more on other aspects on the game and strayed far from the root gameplay of Portal. I loved Portal 2 but it's much different. If you expected Portal 2 to be a "second dosage" of Portal 1 then you might be disappointed in many ways.
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Wish the puzzles were harder.


I mean sometimes I overthink it......WAY to much and while I'm doing it I'm like "wait I could just do this..........oh" *finishes puzzple*.
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Its not like Portal had more than one solution to each puzzle. In that respect they are very similar. Portal was a walk in the park, just a demo of the portal gun really. Portal 2 was alot more fun, alot harder, I loved the game.

I was just exploring the possibility of another puzzle build type. It would require Valve to put on their thinking caps in the building process, and players would have to wear them as well.

I never saw any of the puzzles in Portal 2 as puzzles actually, to me it always felt like an exercise of getting from Point A to Point B, while avoiding several different types of obstacles. Very few times did I ever feel like I was lost or trapped in a Maze with no way out. Only in the Co-op did that I ever get even the slightest hint of being lost with no solution in sight.
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I personally felt like Portal 2's puzzles didn't give you as much freedom as the first game. Which places you can shoot portals at is much more restricted, and there's generally only one way to solve each puzzle.
Exactly what I felt. I would've liked puzzles to be harder, but without the huge limitations on portal placement.
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