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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Portal 2 Co-Op Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PC Gamer has posted a new preview of Valve Software's upcoming action puzzler, Portal 2. The hands-on preview focuses on the game's six hour cooperative campaign, which features puzzles requiring two players to work together.

In the next chamber we have a Thermal Discouragement Beam to play with: a searing red deathlaser. There’s a cuboid prism on the floor that can redirect it and – oh, charming. You’ve set fire to me.

The Discouragement Beam can’t actually kill us, but thanks for trying. When you’re done, we have to shine it through two thick walls to hit a charger on the other side – it’ll power up the door. This sounds like a job for: two guys playing Portal 2 co-op! Bwoops! Bwoops! I put mine either side of the first wall, so the laser shines through it. Now you – bwoops! Er, not on that wall. Bwoops! Bwoops! Eureka. The door opens.

Every puzzle in Portal 2’s six-hour co-op campaign requires two people. There are no clever shortcuts for one of you to do all the work. If there were, one of you would do just that, leaving your partner behind like a jerk. Valve learned that in early playtests, so they made it a requirement that no puzzle can be solved alone.
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