Half-Life 3 not confirmed by this Honest Trailers take on the Portal series

Monday, 23rd June 2014 10:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Half-Life 3 still hasn’t been confirmed, but allow this funny tear-down of the Portal series by Honest Trailers to ease your impatience.


It follows Honest Trailers’ hilarious destruction of Candy Crush Saga and its in-app purchasing model.

Here’s the Portal trailer in full. It covers everything from the Half-Life references to Wheatley, “The worst British robot since C3PO.”

What did you think?

Via Kotaku.



  1. TheWulf

    Wait, so that was entirely a stupid person being angry at Portal for Half-Life 3 not existing? I’m… not sure how to feel about that!

    I guess the thing that threw me the most was the blatantly wrong statement of the Portal games having no replayability. I know it was meant to be humour, but it actually has to be relevant and correct to do that. Oh, in some cases, it is. I’ll give them that, that’s why I didn’t pan it immediately and why I’m not sure how to feel about it.

    But honestly, Portal has no replayability?

    1.) Play Portal.
    2.) Play Portal again to find the alternative solutions to chambers.
    3.) Play Portal again to find the hidden secrets left by Valve.
    4.) Play Portal again to find the secrets added by ARGs and such.
    5.) Play Portal again to experience chambers created by modders.

    It may surprise a lot of people, but there are intentional (and amusingly unintentional) alternate ways to complete chambers in Portal and Portal 2, and sometimes you’re even rewarded for discovering them. I remember finding a couple of the alternate ways in Portal 2 the first time around, then going back and thinking ‘ah, so that was intended to be the obvious way to solve it, okay.’

    I guess if you’re not that intelligent in the first place, though, it might seem like the game has no replay value, since you wouldn’t realise the chambers have different ways they can be solved??

    Annnd… the Portal games are absolutely stacked with secrets. Unless you’re cheating and using a guide on your first playthrough, it’s impossible that you could find them all. Portal 2 had even more of them, as I recall, which made the proceedings even more fun. Since that’s the kind of exploration I enjoy — figure out a way to do something clever, and you’re rewarded with knowledge or amusement. (Cheevos do naught for me.)

    And on the topic of number 5, Portal 2 makes that even easier, considering that you can download new chambers from within the game itself. I mean, Portal 2 has, essentially ‘PUSH BUTTON, RECEIVE NEW CHAMBER‘ within it. You push a button, you get a chamber. You push a button, you get a different chamber. And you can opt to go for the higher rated ones, too. And frankly, many of the user created chambers are sublimely brilliant. If you haven’t tried out some user-made chambers in Portal 2, you’re very much missing out on a good thing.

    So it was funny, but I object to the notion that Portal 2 has no replay value. Half-Life 2 has less replay value than the Portal games, frankly (no variable ways to approach solutions, far fewer secrets to find, et cetera).

    #1 6 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Sorry Dave, I don’t mean to be overly critical. I did think it was funny. I just object to incorrect criticisms of Portal. I’ve been subjected to a lot of those because there are a lot of stupid people on the Internet, so it always raises my hackles and rustles my jimmies when it comes up. :P

    Especially since “Portal is a short game, to be completed in one sitting, with no replay value.” which is something that unintelligent cave people trot around a lot.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. DarkElfa

    @TheWulf “something that unintelligent cave people trot around a lot.”

    Wow, you really have an over-estimated sense of self-intelligence don’t you?

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Clupula

    @DarkElfa That’s pretty much his entire shtick.

    #4 6 months ago

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