Magrunner: Dark Pulse wants so badly to be Portal it can taste it. New Gamer Nation doesn’t think they are doing the game or 3AM Games (developer) injustice to point out that Magrunner was modeled closely in Portal’s image, and this isn’t necessarily a criticism. Portal is an inspiration and there is clearly much room for creativity in the first-person action puzzler genre. To its credit, if you loved the core concept of gameplay in Portal, there is a decent chance you will get a kick out of Magrunner as well. Here’s the problem: while Portal hits a homerun in everything it tries to do, Magrunner is a scattershot of hits and misses.