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Will I Understand portal 2 without playing portal 1?

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asked 8 years ago in PuzzlePuzzle by anonymous  

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For sure, although it's highly recommended to play the first one as well.
answered 8 years ago by shoricsmat Grandmaster (12,671 points)   6 11 46
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Yes. Portal 1 was short, and had few story elements aside from setting and basic relationships.

Still, I recomend you play through Portal 1 first anyway. It won't take more than a few hours and you'll familiarize yourself with the series!
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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yes, portal 2 will reintroduce the concepts found in portal 1 and refresh the plot a bit
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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It should be easy to understand Portal 2, but to understand more about the mechanics and tricks of the game you can get Portal 1. It can be helpful, but not nessesary.
answered 8 years ago by Killercheese Mercenary (1,262 points)   2 13
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You probably will. They've kept tutorial levels in, so it's safe to assume that these levels will also catch old players up to speed, whilst simultaneously giving everything an explanation for the new people. If you don't want to buy and play the 3 hour Portal, you can go on the Half Life wiki, which will give you a run down of the first game's plot. Take care not to read into the Portal 2 section, though.
answered 8 years ago by kodiakus Journeyman (644 points)   6
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Yes you will, but play portal 1 anyway.
answered 8 years ago by phosphorus Journeyman (640 points)   7
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Yea. Portal 2 does a pretty good job of catching the player up on the story line from portal 1. But I highy recommend that you play them both for the best experience.
answered 8 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34
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Sure,watch the trailer,as it says u will be prepared to use everything on time :)
answered 8 years ago by vladaB Journeyman (693 points)   1 2 8
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Absolutely. Portal 2 has a great storyline and great voice acting. It also doesn't really require any knowledge of Portal 1 (although it is helpful) and is meant to be a standalone title.
answered 8 years ago by avwjase Mercenary (1,716 points)   1 2 19
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Yes you will. But if you play Portal 1 you can get the greater picture.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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I would not recommend it. The storyline is literally a continuation from the first game, with a lot of humor derived from the first game.

You can definitely beat it without playing the first one, but why not just beat it? It takes 2-3 hours max.
answered 8 years ago by Saffir Journeyman (634 points)   5
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You will, but I still recommend playing the first one.
answered 8 years ago by GrammarFuhrer Journeyman (702 points)   4
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You will understand Portal 2 as a game and will enjoy playing it, however there are many references to Portal throughout Portal 2 which will simply pass you by and are designed specifically to improve the experience of the gameplay for those who have played Portal previously.
answered 8 years ago by Javindo Adept (849 points)   1 7
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I would highly suggest that you play portal 1 first, but yes you should overall be able to understand the storyline of the game.
answered 8 years ago by Thezeldaman Journeyman (532 points)   3 7
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yes but i think u should play the first one.
answered 8 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19
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You should play Portal 1 to get a decent understanding of it, but you don't need to.
answered 8 years ago by Alchemistlord Mercenary (1,154 points)   3 15

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