An interactive fiction game in a dystopian setting
The game plays like a classic text based adventure but it also features graphics to aid you in managing your way around. You will play as an astronaut returning to Earth only to find it devoid of any human life. The only way to uncover what happened is to jack into a computer terminal connected to a storytelling mainframe (talk about the vision of future computing!) named Homer, who can be used to piece together the events that led to humanity's extinction. The interactive novel is very well written, so it should really interest people that love Sci Fi novels as well as interactive fiction in general. Those of you that don't really go for text based adventures might find Portal a little more easy to play, on one hand because of set of graphics accompanying the graphic adventure, but also because of the relatively well written parser interface. Also, the DOS version can be played with a mouse, which eases navigation at times and makes interaction more immediate. Portal is, bells and whistles asides, a great story, giving you inside into the sci-fi style of the mid 80s and also, a better more playable text based adventure than many others.
Many awards for Portal game
Portal, the 1st person shooter game by Valve, and an add on in the Half life
series, features the player as a women in an Aperture Science testing facility. (Enrichment Center) The player is instructed by an artificially intelligent named GLaDOS to use a device called the portal gun to move through each stage of the test. The player is bribed into continuing despite being shot and falling in poisonous liquid with cake promised by GLaDOS at the end of the testing session. A new take on puzzle games, Portal has recieved many awards. IGN.com has even given GLaDOS the title of #1 Villian.