Portal 2 has been out for what, in the video-game world, feels like forever already. Sure there is a sizable single-player campaign and great co-op campaign as well, but people want more and they don’t want to wait for the upcoming DLC. People want other reasons to dive into the game. Yes, gamers can do speed runs, can look for potential hidden hidden story clues within the game’s world, and even read deeper and deeper into the game’s subtext-heavy dialog.
While all those things are cool and worth spending time on, people have always liked tricks and stunts. There is a reason why Cirque du Soleil shows constantly sell out. Much like most Cirque du Soleil shows, This video from YouTube user ‘scrobotindisguise’ of Portal 2 cube tricks does not disappoint.
Using techniques like re-portaling, all of the elements and geometry in a room, and even just some 360-spins for show, the cubes in these videos get into some amazing places.
Videos like this are great. Along with things like some of the best speed runs, they show ways players can still get creative in any game. It is just fun to see gamers thinking outside of the box while playing within a defined game-world.
Check out the video for yourself:
Pretty sweet, right? With these tricks already found and perfected, it makes me wonder what other possibilities are out there. How creative can people get with Portal cubes? Do you think there are even better tricks possible or do you think this video covered them all? I have to believe there are other possibilities, even if it is just people stunting up some these tricks a little more.
I can almost picture a game of H.O.R.S.E. developing with Portal-cube tricks. One friend lands the cube on the button by re-portaling, the next friend then does that but adds a 360 spin before throwing the cube. That may not be the best example, but hopefully you get my point. Yeah, for creativity.
What do you think? Were you impressed by any of these Portal 2 cube stunts? Which one was your favorite? After watching this are you going to try to do any of them yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.