Awesome Half-Life and Portal fan film confirmed! It’s a good time to be (still) alive. We’ve seen a plethora of fantastic videogame-based fan films in recent years, from Legend of Zelda: Pot Smashers, to a Battlefield 3 fan film that embraces the defibrillator, to a friggin’ Ski-Free horror flick. But nothing compares to Portal vs Half-Life. This is simply a Valve fan’s greatest dream come true.
Chell has had a rough time surviving Aperture Science over the events of Portal and Portal 2. GLaDOS did what she could to make sure she was without cake, but when Chell’s path crosses Gordon Freeman’s, the gravity gun and portal gun meet in a clash that makes the Marvel Civil War look like child’s play. The stakes are high. This is for all the marbles — the cake is not a lie! It is there, and Gordon has it. It’s up to Chell to battle her way through a plethora of offense that’s typical of the scientist-turned headcrab slayer.
The best part about gaming fan films is seeing the ridiculous tropes and gameplay mechanics we know and love come to life, and this is a perfect representation of both Portal and Half-Life. Of course, the joy of this fan film turns to pain when you realize it’s been more than eight years since Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
Where is Half-Life 3, Gabe? Is Half-Life 3 going to be my version of the Cubs World Series drought? How many people will die waiting? HOW MANY, GABE?