A key element of portal 2's narrative success is the simplicity of its premise.
What it offered instead was something far more unsettling: a portal to the life and times of a twisted, small man.
portal never breaks away for a cut scene and it never offers a momentous "reveal" that makes everything clear to the player.
portal was a surprise sensation with critics and fans, winning an avalanche of Game of the Year awards.
It was clear people saw the memorial as a portal to the next life, a way to reach their lost loved ones on the wind.
"I shall not forget it," said I, as we drew up before the portal.
On the lower slopes it passes from portal to portal, from temple to temple.
The Roman and the Gothic have placed in their monument (the church) that other monument (the portal).
The portal through which the light is admitted is the pupil.
After birth all the venous blood entering the liver passes through the portal vein.
late 14c., "gate, gateway," from Old French portal "gate" (Modern French portail) and directly from Medieval Latin portale "city gate, porch," from neuter of portalis (adj.) "of a gate," from Latin porta "gate" (see port (n.1)).
portal por·tal (pôr'tl)
Of or relating to a porta or hilum.
Of or relating to the portal vein or the portal system.
Of or relating to a point of entrance to an organ, especially the transverse fissure of the liver, through which the blood vessels enter.
The portal vein.
The point of entry into the body of a pathogenic microorganism.
A Web site that provides a gateway to other Web sites.
Process-Oriented Real-Time Algorithmic Language.
["PORTAL - A Pascal-based Real-Time Programming Language", R. Schild in Algorithmic Languages, J.W. deBakker et al eds, N-H 1981].
A website that aims to be an entry point to the World-Wide Web, typically offering a search engine and/or links to useful pages, and possibly news or other services. These services are usually provided for free in the hope that users will make the site their default home page or at least visit it often. Popular examples are Yahoo and MSN. Most portals on the Internet exist to generate advertising income for their owners, others may be focused on a specific group of users and may be part of an intranet or extranet. Some may just concentrate on one particular subject, say technology or medicine, and are known as a vertical portals.