I havent actually played TAG yet. Downloading it now. Slowly.
Portal 2 Information.
It's been hundreds of years since the explosion inside the labs, and now the facility is scathed, decaying, and overgrown by vegetation and shrubbery.
Another mechanic, named "paint," gives players more control over the environment than ever before. Different colors of paints have varying effects on the environment. An orange paint, for example, changes the surface attributes to allow you to move at uncanny speeds, while a blue paint transforms the environment so it acts as a trampoline.
Looks like they are literally adding that TAG game to it.
Here's a summary from the mag scans that include some information that that website does not:
- Portal was a 'trial'. Size and assets specifically kept minimal. Had no idea it would be this popular.
- Portal was a 'test bed', Portal 2 is a 'game'.
- GlaDOS returns as the antagonist.
- Chell returns, and we play as her.
- Portal 2 takes place a long time after the original. Hundreds of years, in fact. The complex has overgrown.
- Those orbs seen at the end of Portal are personality orbs. They've cornered off sections of the labs as their own, and are concerned about the decaying state of the complex.
- The opening sounds **** awesome. GlaDOS has some funny lines.
- Portal gun remains unchanged.
- Physics will now be part of portal puzzle solving. EG: A vent that sucks air in can be combined with a portal to 'suck' from a different location.
- "Paint" mechanic, various liquid substances that cause some reaction. For example, in the demo shown a orange substance on the floor caused Chell to be propelled upwards. Using portals you can apply these 'paints' to other areas of the level for puzzle solving.
- Reflection cubes will allow Chell to reflect lazers for various puzzles.
- The co-op campaign will have you playing as two bipedal robots. The like to hold hands. Each has a portal gun. Though not sure if both can shoot orange and blue
- Splitscreen for people playing on the console, and 'picture in picture' available for those playing remote co-op (eg: PC). This allows you to easily communicate with the other player and combine efforts for puzzle solving.
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