Mind boggling new Portal 2 footage released

E3 Portal 2 - excursion funnel

Yet more footage of Valve's Gamescom showing of Portal 2 has arrived, this time showing a few puzzles in action.

The aerial faith plates look like fun, but the really crazy stuff is in the video showcasing the repulsion gel. Thankfully the person they've got playing the game is going a bit slower than they were in the E3 trailers, in which everything happened at one hundred miles an hour so it looked as though only a savant could complete it. This time we get to see the logic behind the puzzles, and the possibilities that emerge from combining portals, excursion funnels (the floaty blue beams) and the gloopy repulsion gel into one elegant solution.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.