In late 2007, I picked up a copy of The Orange Box to finally play through the much-lauded Half Life 2. The game featured unrivaled physics for the time, a compelling story and strong gameplay. While I never finished my playthrough of Half-Life 2 (come to think of it, I really should), I did end up playing a game that many predicted would be the weak link of the package, Portal. I’ve been meaning to replay the quirky little puzzle game for a couple years now, but have always gotten distracted by the latest and greatest titles. I figured since Portal 2 is coming in a week, there was no better time but now. I just hoped the game was able to remain the way I so lovingly remembered it.