- Portal takes place around the events of Half-Life 1.
- Portal 2 takes place many many years after Portal 1 and all is good in the world.
- During the events of Hal-Life 3 you beat the Combine and restore earth.
How does this make you feel?
>Portal 2 takes place many many years after Portal 1 and all is good in the world.
I think in Art Therapy it's made clear that it actually hasn't been centuries since Portal 1, but literally just a few years.
You're implying that the place portal takes place is where the combine invaded. It would be very fucking stupid for Aperture Science to put their test facility in the most known places of the world. Hell, we don't even know where anything takes place anymore in source games.
You see where the portal facility takes place at the end of Portal 1 and you know that the Combine drained the oceans. The ending scene to portal 2 is just not possible if not a lot of time has passed and the Combine are gone.
Combine draining the oceans has nothing to do with either ending.
I don't know what point you're trying to make by saying we see the outside at the end of portal 1.
How can you prove that the combine are gone by two ending scenes?