Portal Stories: Mel is a total conversion mod for Portal 2. Consisting of 22 levels with new environments, tough puzzles and a strong story. Complete with over 350 voice-lines, a full soundtrack, custom models, textures, particles and much more! The average playtime is 6-10 hours, depending on experience with Portal 2. All the puzzles in the mod can be solved with clever thinking, quick reactions are never needed.

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Portal Stories: Mel
delivers what it promises, the mod have well-detailed environments that realy helps in immersion, and are very nice to look at, there is always something grabbing your attention, be they a poster, model, an architecture detail etc.. the puzzles are indeed logic based, although sometimes appear that they're rly complicated, the solution is almost always something that can come naturally when you stop and take a second look at it, is needed to say there is no re-teaching of the ABC's of Portal so it kinda assumes that you played at least one of the original games, the story is very interesting, it begins in the 50's and takes you back to the glory days of Aperture, you travel thru the place guided by Cave Johnson himself (which obviously isnt voiced by J.K. Simmons, but Harry101uk does a very nice job making him sound believable) to not give too many spoilers.. you are led to a relaxation vault, something goes wrong and you stay there longer than expected, you're woken up by someone and starts the journey to the surface, but that's where the problems start, first of all there is too much dialog, which is very good don't get me wrong, but if you rely on the subtitles, get ready to see some huge blocks of texts that will surely deviate your attention from the awesome scenarios at some points. Your partner most of the time is Virgil, an A.I core who wants to and help you and himself to escape. The actor voicing him is great and always sound very enthusiastic, but he is the one responsible for explaining to you the story... so... prepare your ears, also there is a recurring event in the story that is responsible for giving a sense of urgency to your actions, but unfortunately at least for me this had no effect at all, i never felt the sense of urgency that the event was suposed to pass... this is in no way fault of the developers since the limitations in the engine don't actualy helps them to show it happening everytime that the story adresses it, it doesn't ruins the story for me, but kinda breaks the immersion.
Overall as I said earlier, Portal Stories: Mel delivers what it promises, awesome visuals, puzzles based on logic and an interesting story, and best of all, it's free .. despite some problems here and there in the story the game still deserves your attention... so what are you waiting for? go play it.. NOW!!!!

A fantastic mod all around. Its good enough to be an official Portal game. If you own Portal 2, this is a MUST play. Besides, its free. So why wouldn't you try it?

10

This is brilliant. The plot, the voice acting, the soundtrack, the new gameplay mechanics, everything. Some parts were crazy difficult (at least to me) and almost made me rage quit, but that ending... It was marvelous. I was impressed from the ending cutscene alone and then that post-credit cutscene came... wow.
I'm not really one for writing reviews, really, but this deserves so much praise. 'Portal Stories: Mel' is very much like a complete Valve-made Portal game with its insane quality, but I think the ending topped even the two originals.
Thank you so, so much for your work and sharing this with us for free! Honestly.

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Just if you didn't played it, PLAY NOW, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??!! IMHO, it's even better than portal 2 itself!

The story was incredible, and so was the gameplay! It was a seriously enjoyable experience, and I'm glad I got the chance to play such a masterpiece!

The best Portal 2 mod ever!!! As it was with a Portal 1 mod "Prelude", but this one is bigger, better, more stroyline and less but not even close to be worser characters!!!!

10

Very good Portal 2 modification (I have never played better Portal, Portal 2 mod).
Pros:
- story
- challenging puzzles
- quality (modification was made professionally)
- soundtrack
- game length

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Blutz says

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I LOVE IT!

9

Really neat mod. Finally bridges several gaps in the Portal Universes' storyline, tons of new test chambers and testing elements, a new Portal gun, a new Playermodel, a great cast of voice actors, better puzzles than Portal: Prelude, a beautifully written story, and an overall better design? How can this not be one of the best Portal 2 mods ever?!

10

Seriously play this. Doesn't matter if you haven't played Portal 2. Go buy Portal 2 just to play this mod, right now. Go! GET OUTTA HERE

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A fantastic mod all around. Its good enough to be an official Portal game. If you own Portal 2, this is a MUST play. Besides, its free. So why wouldn't you try it?

Jun 26 2015 by Dune_Jumper