This Game Is a 'Portal' Rip-Off, and Owns It


#1

When a rip-off game knows it’s a rip-off game, and has fun with it, that’s a good thing.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/this-game-is-a-portal-rip-off-and-owns-it

#2

I’m totally down with the general sentiment, but after watching this trailer I’ve gotta admit I think it’s a bit too straightforward about it. The inclusion of the word “cake” is a subtle enough reference and even talking about how you’ve seen this type of game before is all fine. But going so far as to actually mention Aperture Science by name only to half-black it out and beep the voice over? It’s a bit much.


#3

Yeah, this is the kind of furious, aggressive winking/nodding that makes you wonder if the person needs to go to the hospital