Portal: Is the cake a lie?

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Portal: Is the cake a lie?

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A fun and inventive title with some of the best writing I've ever heard in a video game.

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The cake IS a lie.
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Post by Anti-Gary »

Then what does the cake at the end mean?
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The best theory I've heard about the end sequence is that it represents GLaDOS's consciousness retreating into the facility into her ideal little fantasy, which of course includes cake.

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Post by ZidaneA »

The cake was never a lie.
Throughout the game, GLaDOS tells you all those crazy stuff, but now, when thinking about it;
""Chell reaches a large chamber housing the main GLaDOS unit and incinerates GLaDOS's morality core chip, at which point GLaDOS begins to fill the room with a neurotoxin gas. Chell is able to dislodge and incinerate other sphere-like parts (core chips) which control other aspects of GLaDOS, causing the AI's personality to dissolve. After destroying GLaDOS, the resulting implosion causes Chell and the debris to fly out of the chamber. Chell awakens after the implosion outside on the surface, just inside the gates to Aperture's facility among other debris from GLaDOS.""
So, well, I don't really believe GLaDOS was trying to kill you, I guess everything was a part of the test.

EDIT: By the way, a recipe to the cake found in the game: http://www.planetfortress.com/dfa/portal-recipe.html

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Post by Sciz CT »

The blue core also recites the recipe while you're holding it.

As for GLaDOS, it's pretty much impossible to tell when she is and isn't lying and leading you on, or when/if the test ends. Phenomenally well written.

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Might depend on the question if Chel was supposed to be turned into a cake or not.
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"Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said 'Goodbye' and you were like (deep male voice) 'NO WAY!' (normal voice) and then I was all 'We pretended we were going to murder you'? That was great!"

The length, difficulty, and pacing were all pretty close to ideal, in my opinion. Excellent learning curve, witty writing, and a clever premise. I couldn't ask for more. :)

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One of the best quotes of the game.

In all honesty, I wasn't to fond of the gameplay. I thought some jumps you had to made were just annoying and the until the the great escape I found the game the game blunt and at some times boring.
No I liked Episode II much better.
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I heard in episode 3 they might give you a portal gun.
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Post by Djaser »

I think you are right, that would be awesome.

Am I the only one who believes that GLaDOS killed all other people in labratory?
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I want to play this. :{


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Post by jimmyjames »

I'm lost.............
Forget it.

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Post by Sciz CT »

Djaser wrote:Am I the only one who believes that GLaDOS killed all other people in labratory?
I've yet to see someone claim otherwise. It's a deadly neurotoxin, after all.

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