GLaDOS – Part 2 and its a long one…

June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Still alive?

Okay, so we’ve covered GLaDOS’ beginnings as a character (briefly), and why she has become less a thorn in our side and more a knife sticking from our back. She is deluded, domineering, arguably insane and more than slightly homicidal…

But, and here’s the rub, she is utterly hilarious, unique and probably my favourite game character of all time. Lets look at Portal 2 now, and how Valve managed to make a disembodied voice so captivating even more so.

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GLaDOS

June 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

GLaDOS

The idea behind Portal is pretty obvious; a first-person puzzle game involving clever use of inter-spacial portals. However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg for a large number of gamers when you realise who the true star of the show is, and for once, it’s not you…

GLaDOS (Genetic Life-form and Disk Operating System) has become a thing of legends, and arguably one of the most interesting (and murderous) villains of the decade.  Her casual disregard for health and safety aside, she is a truly unique in the pantheon of video-game nasties in one simple way – You can’t help but love her to bits. Over the next two posts, I will try to explain why…

Note – These post WILL include Portal 1 & 2 spoilers, if you haven’t finished these games, I would strongly advise getting your finger out, the ending is the best bit. Regardless, do NOT read on if you don’t want it spoiled. You have been warned.

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