Portal 2 as a Video Game Trainer

Posted by | May 6, 2011

I’m a firm believer in the “Bring Your Parents to Game” movement, and any new recruit we can sign up to storm the digital shores is welcome to stand with me. I don’t much care about the hardcore and casual divide, so long as we get people playing. The play’s the thing. Portal 2 makes an excellent trainer to transform a lumpen mundane into a proper gamer. Or, at least, someone who understands. Kotaku has the story.


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  1. Nelson Williams
    May 6, 2011 7:06 am

    As the article explains, Portal 2 is a great trainer because it’s worksafe, non-violent by gaming standards, there’s no pressure, and the game is very funny. Every skill you’ll need in the game is handed to you, one at a time, in each progressive level so the neophyte can master the game before being asked to do something outside their comfort zone. You know, unlike some games that expect you to have absorbed GameFaqs into your soul by stage 1-1 and get harder from there.

    Seriously, Bring Your Parents to Game is a thing. Show them Portal 2. See what happens. Come to worst, you still have Portal 2, and that ain’t bad.

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