Bridge Constructor Portal Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Bridge Constructor Portal by ClockStone and Headup Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from Headup Games for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Bridge Constructor Portal is a simulation/puzzle game set within the Portal universe. The game doesn’t feature any of Portal’s trademark humor but it makes up for it with some really solid gameplay.
You play as a new construction manager at Aperture Science Institutes and it’s your duty to construct a series of bridges so your workers can reach the other side. If your bridge isn’t sturdy enough, they’ll wind up falling into acid and dying. Glados herself guides you through the game and she retains much of her snark from the Portal games. She also has a reckless disregard for you and your workers.
The object of the game is to construct various types of suspension bridges so your workers can reach safety. It’s setup much like the past Bridge Constructor games so, if you’re familiar with those, you’ll have no troubles here. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, you shouldn’t have too much trouble learning to play it since it has a very in-depth tutorial system.
One thing that this game brings over from Portal is it’s use of portals in the bridge construction. The portals are color coded in this game because there are usually multiple on a map, this way you can tell where each portal begins and exits.
The game features various items from the portal series as well including sentry guns, cubes, propulsion gel, aerial faith plates, and repulsion gel. Each item plays a very important part in solving each of the puzzles the game throws at you.
I’ll also mention that the game is also the best looking Bridge Constructor game that I’ve played so far, it’s quite gorgeous and its art fits the portal theme perfectly.
Overall, Bridge Constructor Portal may not be the Portal game people were expecting but it’s a worthy homage to the series. It features some excellent (and rather challenging) puzzles to solve, some great graphics/art and lots of portals to play around with. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of either Bridge Constructor or Portal.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!