Rule quantity one in every of Backlog Membership: Work by way of your pile of unplayed video video games one by one, and focus on them with different folks. Rule quantity two of Backlog Membership: Do not discuss Backlog Membership.
Simply kidding! Inform everybody. Please.
This text is a part of our new experimental sequence, Backlog Membership, the place we (Nintendo Life!) decide a recreation that is prone to be on our checklist of “video games we should always get round to enjoying”, after which we (NL + you!) spend the following month enjoying that recreation. August’s decide, as voted for by you lot, is one thing we have been laying aside for a very long time…
I bear in mind when The Orange Field first got here out. I used to be an avid reader of magazines, however not an avid participant of video games — I had the GameCube and the Wii, however my PC was a shared household one, and solely actually able to working probably the most primary video games. Normally instructional ones or the sorts that got here in cereal packing containers. Am I displaying my age?
So I did not play Portal when it got here out in that Orange Field, alongside Half-Life and Workforce Fortress, however because of online game magazines raving about it, I knew it was particular. I’d go to my native recreation retailer and decide it up, within the hopes that individuals would see me telling my brother it was a “seminal work within the novel style of first-person puzzle video games” or one thing equally cribbed from whichever magazine I would memorised that morning, and would suppose to themselves, “now, there is a lady who’s positively performed this recreation.”
But it surely was all a horrible lie. A farce, designed to make me look extra educated than I used to be. And now — 15 years later — Valve has lastly teamed up with Nintendo to make me an sincere girl. No, not like that. I imply actually. I’m going to play Portal.
And so are you! Presumably! In spite of everything, you’re right here, at this assembly of Backlog Membership, the ebook membership in your backlog. Hear, there is not any disgrace in going so lengthy with out enjoying the (checks notes) seminal work within the novel style of first-person puzzle video games that’s Portal. It was fifteen years in the past. A few of you have been most likely busy. A few of you may need been infants. Right here at Backlog Membership, ours is to not choose; it’s to make issues proper.
So, because of your votes, we’re all going to be enjoying Portal: Companion Assortment. Eventually.
How and the place to purchase Portal
Observe: The Steam costs are for Portal + Portal 2 mixed.
|Storefront||Worth||Free with subscription?|
|Nintendo Change eShop||$19.99 / € 18,99 / £13.49||NSO: ❌|
|Steam||$19.98 / € 16,38 / £14.38||N/A|
Do I’ve to complete the sport?
Normally, we would say no, however Portal is brief. So this time, YES.
Ought to I play Portal 2?
I imply, in case you’ve purchased the
on Change, you may as nicely. Plus, I am most likely going to be speaking about it in my Backlog Membership catchups later this month!
Can I take part if I’ve already performed it?
Completely! All are welcome in Backlog Membership. Simply do not publish spoilers.
What’s the level of Backlog Membership?
We have all received a backlog. We would have liked a motive to start out engaged on ours. You possibly can be a part of us, if you would like — and vote for which video games we play, too!
Make amends for earlier months of Backlog Membership proper right here
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