I really, really, really wanted to post this prior to today, but end-of-year lists took precedence. I’ve not spent much time talking about the awesomeness that is Portal (at least, not as much as the game most assuredly warrants), but I’ll rectify that a bit here with this post for the end-credits tune, ‘Still Alive’, which was written by Jonathan Coulton and performed by Ellen McLain (who provides the voice of GLaDOS).
Hands down, Portal has one of the best closing sequences of any game I’ve ever played (which won’t make any sense to anyone who hasn’t played it), but even better is that Portal has the best closing credits sequence ever, as you can see/hear in this clip. Not only is it a great way to wrap up the game, it’s also a great pop tune. Hats off to Coulton for writing such a perfect closing note, and double so to McLain, who delivers it perfectly.
Seriously, folks… go buy this game.
(If you didn’t guess, this is my nerdy way of saying Happy New Year, everyone)