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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
***WARNING. THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD. INCLUDING SOME SINGLE PLAYER SPOILERS. READ AT OWN PERIL***
Beating Portal 2 Co-Op Mode By MyselfSo I'm by no means the first to do this. I beat Portal 2 by myself.
And due to a clipping bug, there was only one really hard part.
First, for reference I'll go through the test course names:
- Team Building
- Mass and Velocity
- Hard-Light Surfaces
- Excursion Funnels
- Mobility Gels
This is actually quite simple. Set your portals, use your action button, run forward. In terms of actually making sure two people are playing this test is a little lame.
The real challenge comes in from Mobility Gels, test chamber 7. I had asked my wife to help me complete this as it was difficult, but she couldn't quite understand what she had to do. After about 30 minutes of blowing herself up we called it quits.
Here's the thing, player A has to use the speed gel and two walls to get up to speed. Player B has to then hit a button to lift a platform up. While the platform is coming up, player B has to run towards player A and use a portal to launch them onto the platform. Player A must then run to end of the platform on the right hand side. While player A is running down the platform, player B must go back to a different switch. Once player A is in place B has to hit that second switch to drop a box. Player A must catch that box and run back before the platform drops.
Quite literally it took both hands and foot for me to complete this. I had to make player A run forward using a toe, while I controlled player B. It took skill, luck and timing but I passed this chamber into the last one.
Now test chamber 8 is where people say there's another difficult part. I would have too except there's a clipping bug that makes this much easier. In the second part of test chamber 8, you have to slide a box down an incline. This blocks laser beams raising platforms that then lower. It is expected that both players run over the platforms and hit a button at the same time.
Well if you take the box with player A and walk down the ramp you can block the lasers leaving the platform up for some time. If you take player B and use the now stable platforms you can get all the way to the switch. Go to the left switch with player B, and stand in the corner. Face the switch and then have player A unblock the last laser. If done correctly, player B will still be standing facing the switch when the platform retracts.
This then makes it a simple to drop the box, and while it slides run along the platforms with player A. Hit the switch at the same time, and you're all golden.
Then simply take care of some turrets make a big jump and do a little dance cause you're done.
Down to 10 trophies till platinum on the PS3.
Now would it have been possible to make a test chamber actually require 2 people? Sure, but if you did then it may not actually be solvable by most teams playing. That said, a set of running forward and hitting switches and placing portals type of test would have probably kept me from completing it by myself.
But in the end, I saved science.
Oh and the credits are insane. I couldn't catch all of it.