History VideoGame / Portal2

18th Jan '17 7:45:00 AM Trogdor
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* FreezeFrameBonus: A threefer in the Perpetual Testing Initiative trailer. The easiest is the person from the Valentine's Day trailer, who still has the diamond on their lap. The other two are more quick- one person's watching porn on their computer (at work, even), and the other's watching the still-unreleased "Meet The Pyro" from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** Also, check the disclaimer at the bottom left. It changes several times throughout the course of the video and, while occasionally hard to read, is pretty hilarious too.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: A threefer Multiple in the Perpetual Testing Initiative trailer. trailer.
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The easiest is the person from the Valentine's Day trailer, who still has the diamond on their lap. lap.
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The other two later ones are more quick- one person's watching porn on their computer (at work, even), and the other's watching the still-unreleased "Meet The Pyro" from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** Also, check A single frame during the montage of custom test chambers show that one of the chambers has "TEST II" written on the side using white panels.
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the disclaimer at the bottom left. It changes several times throughout the course of the video and, while occasionally hard to read, is pretty hilarious too.
2nd Jan '17 5:06:41 PM nombretomado
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* ActivationSequence: [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] gets an epic one filled to the brim with TechnologyPorn early in the game. It's so awesome it was used as a prime marketing feature in the trailers.

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* ActivationSequence: [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]]] gets an epic one filled to the brim with TechnologyPorn early in the game. It's so awesome it was used as a prime marketing feature in the trailers.
2nd Jan '17 5:02:27 PM nombretomado
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Wheatley, despite being dumb as a brick, somehow managed to make the test chambers even less safe, and even more dangerous than GLaDOS ever did.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Wheatley, despite being dumb as a brick, somehow managed to make the test chambers even less safe, and even more dangerous than GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] ever did.



** [[spoiler:The opera piece that the turrets sing in Italian for Chell as she leaves is an aria composed and sung by GLaDOS' voice actress, Ellen [=McLane=], called "Cara Mia". The title translates in English to "My Dear" and the song's lyrics describe a begrudging farewell to a loved one.]]

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** [[spoiler:The opera piece that the turrets sing in Italian for Chell as she leaves is an aria composed and sung by GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' voice actress, Ellen [=McLane=], called "Cara Mia". The title translates in English to "My Dear" and the song's lyrics describe a begrudging farewell to a loved one.]]



** GLaDOS is constantly upset over you "killing" her in the previous game, spending a good half of the game flinging passive-aggressive remarks about it at you. This is despite the fact that in the previous game, your "escape" was set up in such a manner that you just couldn't go anywhere but straight to GLaDOS' room, with the only way to advance the plot being throwing her cores into fire. This is made all the more egregious by the fact that even if you deliberately attempt NOT to throw them into fire, GLaDOS will keep nagging you to do it with (unintentional?) reverse psychology.

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** GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] is constantly upset over you "killing" her in the previous game, spending a good half of the game flinging passive-aggressive remarks about it at you. This is despite the fact that in the previous game, your "escape" was set up in such a manner that you just couldn't go anywhere but straight to GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' room, with the only way to advance the plot being throwing her cores into fire. This is made all the more egregious by the fact that even if you deliberately attempt NOT to throw them into fire, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] will keep nagging you to do it with (unintentional?) reverse psychology.



** One of the alternate universe Caves actually did succeed in uploading himself. He quickly went (more) insane and decided to "kill" Aperture. Cave Prime pulls you out of that universe, and resolves to [[spoiler:''cancel the GLaDOS project'', confirming that "Earth 1" is in fact an alternate universe to the ''Portal 2'' universe. Though he might have had it reinstated when he was dying and thought time was going backwards.]].

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** One of the alternate universe Caves actually did succeed in uploading himself. He quickly went (more) insane and decided to "kill" Aperture. Cave Prime pulls you out of that universe, and resolves to [[spoiler:''cancel the GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] project'', confirming that "Earth 1" is in fact an alternate universe to the ''Portal 2'' universe. Though he might have had it reinstated when he was dying and thought time was going backwards.]].



* ChekhovsSkill: At the end of the co-op campaign, ATLAS and P-body need to [[spoiler:open a vault door]]. How do they accomplish this? By [[spoiler:acting human, something GLaDoS complained about frequently]].

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* ChekhovsSkill: At the end of the co-op campaign, ATLAS and P-body need to [[spoiler:open a vault door]]. How do they accomplish this? By [[spoiler:acting human, something GLaDoS [=GLaDOS=] complained about frequently]].



* ComputerVoice: GLaDOS, Wheatley, the Turrets and the Cores obviously, but as you navigate the first ruined test chambers a new, male, voice guides you and later announces general information about what's going on in the facility. It responds to what [=GLaDOS=] and Wheatley say in very limited fashion so was most likely the voice of the Aperture Science computer systems before [=GLaDOS=] came along, and is a back-up system for when she's unavailable.

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* ComputerVoice: GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], Wheatley, the Turrets and the Cores obviously, but as you navigate the first ruined test chambers a new, male, voice guides you and later announces general information about what's going on in the facility. It responds to what [=GLaDOS=] and Wheatley say in very limited fashion so was most likely the voice of the Aperture Science computer systems before [=GLaDOS=] came along, and is a back-up system for when she's unavailable.



* CoughSnarkCough: During the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Stalemate Resolution Associate]] scene, while you're trying to figure out a way to get to the button, [[BossBanter Wheatley and GLaDOS argue back and forth about it]]. If you take so long that they run out of dialog, [=GLaDOS=] stops talking completely, while Wheatley will give an occasional "*cough* Button *cough*". Take long enough, and this will eventually culminate in "*cough* ({{Beat}}) Oh, just press the button, would ya?"

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* CoughSnarkCough: During the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Stalemate Resolution Associate]] scene, while you're trying to figure out a way to get to the button, [[BossBanter Wheatley and GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] argue back and forth about it]]. If you take so long that they run out of dialog, [=GLaDOS=] stops talking completely, while Wheatley will give an occasional "*cough* Button *cough*". Take long enough, and this will eventually culminate in "*cough* ({{Beat}}) Oh, just press the button, would ya?"



* DarkComedy: Lampshaded by Glados after apologizing for a brutal prank.
--> '''Glados''' Well, you know what they say. The formula for comedy is tragedy plus time, and you have been frozen for a ''long'' time, so I guess it's actually pretty funny.

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* DarkComedy: Lampshaded by Glados [=GLaDOS=] after apologizing for a brutal prank.
--> '''Glados''' '''[=GLaDOS=]''' Well, you know what they say. The formula for comedy is tragedy plus time, and you have been frozen for a ''long'' time, so I guess it's actually pretty funny.



* MistakenForProfound: GLaDOS found inspiration in the insane ramblings of Cave Johnson. Of course, it helps that they're both AxCrazy.

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* MistakenForProfound: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] found inspiration in the insane ramblings of Cave Johnson. Of course, it helps that they're both AxCrazy.



** GLaDOS when you try to [[spoiler: resolve the stalemate]].

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** GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] when you try to [[spoiler: resolve the stalemate]].



* TechnologyPorn: ''Portal 2'' might well be named "Technology Porn: The Game". The countless moving parts and panels when derelict test chambers pull themselves together in an intricate ballet are truly a sight to behold. It's especially noticeably during the beginning but continues to crop up later on as well. And then there's the turret assembly line with all the robotic armatures [[CaptainObvious assembling turrets]] in lovingly rendered sequences. Really, the whole of Aperture probably counts, considering how complex and just plain ridiculously ''huge'' the place is. Oh, and let's not forget to mention [[spoiler:GLaDOS' ActivationSequence after Wheatley accidently powers her up]].

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* TechnologyPorn: ''Portal 2'' might well be named "Technology Porn: The Game". The countless moving parts and panels when derelict test chambers pull themselves together in an intricate ballet are truly a sight to behold. It's especially noticeably during the beginning but continues to crop up later on as well. And then there's the turret assembly line with all the robotic armatures [[CaptainObvious assembling turrets]] in lovingly rendered sequences. Really, the whole of Aperture probably counts, considering how complex and just plain ridiculously ''huge'' the place is. Oh, and let's not forget to mention [[spoiler:GLaDOS' [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]' ActivationSequence after Wheatley accidently powers her up]].



** GLaDOS gloats how she couldn't believe you opened a door that said "GLaDOS Emergency Shut Down and Cake Dispensary", even though you were in a pit with only one possible exit.

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** GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] gloats how she couldn't believe you opened a door that said "GLaDOS "[=GLaDOS=] Emergency Shut Down and Cake Dispensary", even though you were in a pit with only one possible exit.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The chassis the GLaDOS is hooked up to, the one that grants full control over the facility, [[spoiler: also has the side effect of driving any AI hooked up to it insane. The effect is almost immediate, as well.]]

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The chassis the GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] is hooked up to, the one that grants full control over the facility, [[spoiler: also has the side effect of driving any AI hooked up to it insane. The effect is almost immediate, as well.]]
28th Dec '16 5:26:38 AM MrItty
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** According to a rumor (which was confirmed false) the sound clips of [[spoiler:Caroline being forced into [=GLaDOS=]'s brain]] sounded so wrong, that Creator/JKSimmons refused to read his lines, and the scene/recording/whatever it might have been was DummiedOut.
15th Dec '16 1:38:16 PM StFan
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If [[spoiler: Wheatley]] had never knocked Chell and [[spoiler: PotatOS]] into the Aperture of the Past levels, the [[spoiler: Repulsion, Propulsion, and Conversion gels that caused his defeat]] would never have had their pumps activated, allowing [[spoiler:him]] to effectively do whatever the hell he wanted with Aperture... [[spoiler: Provided the core's meltdown didn't annihilate the place.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If [[spoiler: Wheatley]] had never knocked Chell and [[spoiler: PotatOS]] [[spoiler:[=PotatOS=]]] into the Aperture of the Past levels, the [[spoiler: Repulsion, Propulsion, and Conversion gels that caused his defeat]] would never have had their pumps activated, allowing [[spoiler:him]] to effectively do whatever the hell he wanted with Aperture... [[spoiler: Provided the core's meltdown didn't annihilate the place.]]
28th Nov '16 11:16:46 AM MetroidPeter
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** GLaDOS when you try to [[spoiler: resolve the stalemate]].
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]'''(in a deep, [[OOCisseriousbusiness VERY serious]] tone): DON'T. DO IT.
-->'''Wheatley''': Yes, do do it!!
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': DON'T press that button! [[spoiler: You don't know what you're doing!]]
13th Nov '16 6:37:01 PM Daethalion
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* CrazyAwesome: Aperture Science uses this concept as their business and research model. Don't want to deal with your workers leaving their cubicles while on duty? Corral them with FrickinLaserBeams. Think the advance of technology is too slow? Take it leaps beyond your current decade just because you can. Don't like dealing with the laws of physics? Invent your own! And of course the one concept that started it all: don't like dealing with mildew-growing shower curtains? Create a quantum tunneling device that lets you instantly travel between any two surfaces you want.
* CrazyPrepared: The Enrichment Centre is designed to continue testing its subjects in the face of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, even with most of the facility in ruins. Recordings detailing how to cope with all manner of different ApocalypseHow scenarios are provided for the player. The machinery is even designed to run on minimal voltage so it can continue to function if power is scarce.



* CrazyAwesome: Aperture Science uses this concept as their business and research model. Don't want to deal with your workers leaving their cubicles while on duty? Corral them with FrickinLaserBeams. Think the advance of technology is too slow? Take it leaps beyond your current decade just because you can. Don't like dealing with the laws of physics? Invent your own! And of course the one concept that started it all: don't like dealing with mildew-growing shower curtains? Create a quantum tunneling device that lets you instantly travel between any two surfaces you want.
* CrazyPrepared: The Enrichment Centre is designed to continue testing its subjects in the face of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, even with most of the facility in ruins. Recordings detailing how to cope with all manner of different ApocalypseHow scenarios are provided for the player. The machinery is even designed to run on minimal voltage so it can continue to function if power is scarce.
11th Nov '16 4:02:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* IdiotBall: Wheatley doesn't just firmly hold it in his grasp for most of the game. Being a dumb-as-brick AI housed in a spherical shell the size of a small medicine ball, he quite literally ''is one himself''. May count as a StealthPun on the part of some [[GenreSavvy genre-savvy]] devs.

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* IdiotBall: Wheatley doesn't just firmly hold it in his grasp for most of the game. Being a dumb-as-brick AI housed in a spherical shell the size of a small medicine ball, he quite literally ''is one himself''. May count as a StealthPun on the part of some [[GenreSavvy genre-savvy]] devs.
9th Nov '16 1:46:58 PM nombretomado
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* LyricalDissonance: "Want You Gone" is a happy, upbeat song about, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Also a hallmark of [[JonathanCoulton the guy who wrote it]].

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* LyricalDissonance: "Want You Gone" is a happy, upbeat song about, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Also a hallmark of [[JonathanCoulton [[Music/JonathanCoulton the guy who wrote it]].
6th Nov '16 4:32:32 PM legoking831
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[spoiler:During the turret opera, you can VERY FAINTLY see a frankenturret crawling about in the shadows at the back of the room, a little bit to the right.]]
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