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GLaDOS Gets Chattier In Portal 2

Dialogue is often a key part of video games these days, but you might not have expected it to be a major element in the upcoming Portal 2.

The AI computer in the original, GLaDOS, had some funny things to say, but she didn't have quite this much to say. According to Tech Spotlight, the upcoming anticipated sequel will sport a ridiculous 13,000 lines of dialogue...and it's all jammed into a relatively short adventure/puzzle game with a protagonist who doesn't speak. Obviously, the number includes NPCs and what not (and separate dialogue for the co-op campaign) but even so, 13,000 lines is a lot and provided they're decent lines, we should appreciate the upgrade. It's too bad that Valve had to push back the original launch date from February 9 to mid-April but then again, we've got a ton of great titles hitting the shelves in the first few months of 2011 and in all honesty, we could use a delay or two. Besides, we're willing to wait for a few more GLaDOS gems, especially if they enhance the overall atmosphere.

If you haven't played the first Portal, we recommend it if you're in the mood for something a little different. Don't be fazed by screenshots; it's not a sci-fi FPS.

Related Game(s): Portal 2

Tags: portal 2, valve, portal 2 ps3, portal 2 story

1/15/2011 10:18:02 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

CHAOS THEORY X
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:04:07 AM
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Can't wait!

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cLoudou
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:25:28 AM
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I still haven't beaten the first one. My computer is unbearably slow.

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mackid1993
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:34:33 AM

The PS3 version isn't terrible. Load times can get annoying though. It can take 45-60 seconds to load from death. Other than that the Orange Box isn't awful. I would definitely go for the PC or 360 version if possible.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:17:14 PM

Agreed. People overstate the problems with the Orange Box on PS3 (except maybe regarding Episode 2); at its current price, everyone should get it, if only to play Portal.

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mackid1993
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 6:24:52 PM

Agreed, Episode 2 is really the only one with problems. TF2 is pretty bad also, but that is just EA's crappy servers and lack of players.

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faraga
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 1:01:39 PM
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I took the step of torrenting Portal 1 (it has been for free for some time on Steam anyways) and I had a lot of fun playing it. I WILL buy Portal 2 for the PS3. (Unless the PS3 reviews will be crappy, though better for PC and my laptop is able to run it.)

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Geobaldi
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 12:46:14 AM

Portal was free during a promotion they were running. It hasn't been free for some time now.

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Alienange
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 1:24:28 PM
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Makes sense to increase the quantity of the one thing that was great about the first game. Unfortunately, for me, the key words in this article are "relatively short." That pretty much guarantees a "grab it for cheap when I have the time" attitude towards this one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 1:42:02 PM
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So when can we expect the next delay?

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spiderboi
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 2:10:59 PM

i think they're delayed on the announcement of that announcement...

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:06:57 PM
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I read that it's supposed to be over double the length of the original, and it took me about five hours, so this shouldn't be overly short. GLaDOS was fun though... At times better than the puzzles.

See, THIS is the kind of game that needs to have Move compatability. It really is.
Peace.

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Jed
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:28:38 PM
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Glad to hear it. It was such a funny surprise to hear what she had to say. I'm sure it will be as hilarious as the first.

P.S. Who ever thought we would be talking about this one year ago. I'm still surprised we'll be getting this, let alone a better version than the 360.

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Zorigo
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:38:23 PM
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depending on gameplay length decides how much im willing to pay.

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JonahFalcon
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 9:19:39 PM
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15,000 is not THAT much. Halo 3, for instance, had over 50,000 lines of dialog.

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___________
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:11:15 PM
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SO,SO,SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cant wait for this to release!
its about dam time we got a puzzle game!
eccochrome 2 sucks, so no that does not count.

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AbsoluteZer0
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 9:27:07 PM
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"I'd just like to point out that you were given every opportunity to succeed. There was even going to be a party for you. A big party that all your friends were invited to. I invited your best friend, the Companion Cube. Of course, he couldn't come, because you murdered him. All your other friends couldn't come either, because you don't have any other friends. Because of how unlikeable you are. It says so here in your personnel file: unlikeable. Liked by no one. A bitter, unlikeable loner whose passing shall not be mourned. "Shall not be mourned." That's exactly what it says. Very formal. Very official. It also says you were adopted. So that's funny, too."
I'd like to point out that the original had *Amazing* lines, not just good ones. Aside from that, if GLaDOS and company are as good this time around then I will be all over this game...as soon as I get back to the states...

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 5:30:57 PM
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I hope GLaDOS isn't going to be too naggy, cause I've already divorced 2 of them.

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