I Love You Weighted Companion Cube

Video Games

Having picked up the Orange Box late last week, I finally got a chance to play through Portal this weekend. Despite its brevity (3-4 hours for the main story), I can say with conviction that it will be remembered as a classic for years to come.

Valve could have easily rested on their laurels and sold Portal on its unique first person puzzle gameplay alone. Instead, they went the extra mile to really flesh out incredible atmosphere, terrific voice acting and quite possibly the greatest video game ending I’ve ever seen. They mix genuinely hysterical dialogue with a terrible sense of dread, which puts you on the edge of your seat while you’re chuckling to yourself. It’s as if someone mixed Cube and Brazil, then threw in an awesome portal gun for good measure.

The enemy turrets say “No hard feelings!” in a sing song voice when you deactivate them. The ubiquitous AI voice promises you cake at the end of the test, but when you venture behind the scenes you find scrawled graffiti saying “The cake is a lie!” There’s danger everywhere, and your only friend is your stalwart Weighted Companion Cube.

Portal is awesome!

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6 Responses to “I Love You Weighted Companion Cube”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 12:04 am

    I love you campanion cube

  2. Phoenix Says:
    December 21st, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Where is that fantastic graphic from?

  3. Matthew Gallant Says:
    December 21st, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    I nicked it from Google image search!

  4. The Quixotic Engineer Says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    […] announced way back in November, I knew I had to get my hands on a Weighted Companion Cube Plush. Portal is one of the best games I’ve ever played, so I was eager to have a version of the WCC that I […]

  5. The Quixotic Engineer Says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    […] 3, Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box (which includes Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and the brilliant Portal.) These games earned scores of 94, 95 and 96 respectively on Metacritic, and are each thoroughly […]

  6. The Quixotic Engineer Says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    […] you’ve played through the excellent game Portal, which I wrote a little on last week, then no doubt one of your favorite moments was the song at the end entitled “Still […]

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