This is my next “Let’s Play” video of Portal 2.
This series highlights high quality games I recommend to you as a parent. These are games that your gamer may enjoy with content you will approve.
Hello, my name is Eric Rogers from parentinggamers.com and this is my “Let’s Play” video of Portal 2. In this series of videos, I am playing different games that I recommend to you as a parent. These are high quality games your gamer will enjoy with content you will approve.
So let’s play one of my favorites, Portal 2.
Portal 2 is a first-person shooter but not in the traditional sense. It is played from the first-person perspective, like games like Call of Duty or Halo. However, instead of carrying a weapon used for destruction, the character carries a “portal gun”. This gun shoots orange and blue portals, which the player uses to solve puzzles. The portals allow the player to reach areas she would not be able to otherwise or manipulate objects in the environment.
Here is an example of the types of puzzle the player is trying to solve. The objective is to open the door and get through it. This is done by manipulating the light bridge and laser while avoiding the turret in the back of the room.
Watching me play this, you can see why I recommend Portal 2 as a great starter game for parents who want to start playing with their gamer. If you have ever watched your gamer play something like Call of Duty, you know how fast paced and frenetic it is. It can be very intimidating if you are just starting out and trying to learn the controls. Portal 2, however, is much slower paced so you can learn the mechanics and controls without the pressure.
The other reason I recommend you start learning with Portal 2 is the co-op feature. While I am solving this puzzle on my own, there are also puzzles that require 2 people to finish. Sitting down and playing through them with your gamer is a great way to connect.
There is one last benefit of Portal 2 that I want to mention. This game is a very cerebral game. Some of the puzzles can get pretty challenging. If you gamer is playing this, she is definitely exercising her brain muscle.
Portal 2 is available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The regular price right now is $20 but it is frequently on sale on Steam for the PC for less than $5. At that price, it is definitely worth it.
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