Every now and then we see modders produce paintings high quality, however it’s rarer nonetheless to see such manufacturing values replicated in selling their paintings. The group at the back of ‘Desolation’, an formidable mod for Valve’s vintage puzzler Portal 2, is a type of exceptions: the devs’ newest replace is a virtual product catalogue that’s steeped in consideration to the main points of the Portal universe.
The catalogue seems on a webpage with a customized backdrop set in an Aperture Science facility, with an ambient soundtrack and occasional voiceover strains. These and itself have striven to seize Portal’s irreverent, cynical humour: advertises “tomorrow’s technology” at “today’s prices” and “yesterday’s safety standards.” You can test it out right here.
Desolation objectives to increase the Portal universe with a new single-player story that’s darker and extra “unsettling” than the respectable Valve video games, and extra story-driven than different mods. You’ll play a girl waking up in an empty 1960s Relaxation Annex inside of Aperture Science. As you delve deeper into the ability and be told extra about your previous, the query isn’t whether or not you’ll be able to live on an forthcoming danger, however whether or not you’ll be able to reside with your self.
The mod will add new gameplay options, a few of that are discussed within the product catalogue – regardless that different entries within the catalogue is also pink herrings. One catalogue merchandise that we all know is coming is inexperienced sticky gel, with which you’ll be able to stroll on, or stick packing containers to, flooring and ceilings. Take a glance:
For additional info, head to Desolation’s web page on Mod DB. The devs’ closing Q&A replace got here in October closing yr, and says that whilst construction goes neatly, there isn’t a unencumber date but. It confirms about 40-50 take a look at chambers of reasonable issue, for an moderate playtime of kind of six to 8 hours.
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Portal 2 is on Steam right here and should you’re into puzzle video games even reasonably – or, hell, although you aren’t – and you haven’t attempted it but, then please do. You gained’t remorseful about it. Better but, it’s affordable, at simply $nine.99 (or £7.19 in the United Kingdom) for one of the crucial highest video games of the previous decade.