Valve has clearly put a tremendous emphasis on expanding Portal’s brain-twisting gameplay in as many ways as possible for Portal 2, but the developers have also made sure that the first game’s quirky, razor-sharp humor is just as pitch-perfect the second time around as well. Adam Rosenberg recently had a chance to watch the opening moments of Portal 2 during a recent press event, and describes some rather humorous moments, including this one:
"Moments after waking up you meet Wheatley (voiced by Stephen Merchant), a robotic orb with the voice of a dry-witted Brit. Your new friend also runs through some basic control calisthenics, culminating in him asking you to say 'apple.' An A button prompt appears on the screen, and, of course, you jump when you press it. Wheatley is miffed. The gist of his response? Maybe talking isn't so important after all."
Read our full Portal 2 preview for more details. But be warned. If you don't want the opening five minutes or so ruined, proceed with caution.