i know i'm kinda late for this but... HALF LIFE 2

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so i finally got an intel mac and this weekend i stuck XP on it and installed HL2

IT IS AWESOME. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 19:51 (thirteen years ago) link

how is episode one?

how are the add-ons and stuff?

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 19:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Great game. Episode 1 is good fun and answers a few questions raised by the sledgehammer ending (you'll see).

Russo Drama (Russo Drama), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 19:56 (thirteen years ago) link

YES IT IS AWESOME

There's another thread about it somewhere in here.

EP 2 NOW PLZ K THX

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 19:57 (thirteen years ago) link

No rules against discussing an old game.

Russo Drama (Russo Drama), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 19:58 (thirteen years ago) link

NO RULES.

teh_kit never wins (g-kit), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 20:11 (thirteen years ago) link

NICE.

I couldn't find the other thread with Gizoogle.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 20:47 (thirteen years ago) link

my only complaint now is the spots where you have to build a bridge over hazardous terrain with the gravity gun; kinda tedious.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 20:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Ha - yeah, it is, but the thrill / shock I got when I jumped into that area by mistake the first time more than made up for the tedium. Scared my ass straight, as it were. Especially seeing those poor dudes getting ripped to shreds.

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

SO GOOD. characterisation, physics, story, gameplay, graphics. 10/10 on all counts.

VERY MILD SPOILER ALERT

Last chapter is a bit meh. Not as rubbish as the recockulous HL1 last episode, just a bit short and underwhelming.

END MILD SPOILER

ledge (ledge), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 23:24 (thirteen years ago) link

marvellous game!

i need to get back on the horse for Ep 1 which i had to stop playing after having to reinstall it three times.

cant wait for ep2 because isn't Portal coming out with it ?

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 23:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha Half-Life 1 turned up on some big site's reader-voted best and worst endings list (before HL2). I think it's absolutely perfect, though not as good as HL2's.

I definitely said this elsewhere but I love the impression that they sat down and thought "Surface Tension was one of the best levels of any game ever... so this game doesn't go out until our worst level's better than it".

Also playing through the second time (on easy) I was amused by how quick it was, particularly the hazardous terrain level.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link

isn't Portal coming out with it ?

YEEEEESSSSS!!1!1!1!1111!!1!!

ledge (ledge), Thursday, 8 February 2007 00:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Im excited for episode two but I think the update will edge out my too many year's old PC. I think I was lucky to get episode 1 to run properly. I guess its coming out on the 360, but it seems kind of excessive to essentially re-buy the whole thing to play a couple of new levels.

Stuh-du-du-du-du-du-du-denka (jingleberries), Thursday, 8 February 2007 07:34 (thirteen years ago) link

hl2 on x360 = u mad

you win again, gravity! (tissp), Thursday, 8 February 2007 17:24 (thirteen years ago) link

i think i'm on the last level now ("our benefactors"?)

i kinda like how quick it's been.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 February 2007 17:25 (thirteen years ago) link

you can play this on a mac?

phil-two (phil-two), Thursday, 8 February 2007 17:48 (thirteen years ago) link

aw hell no.

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 8 February 2007 18:17 (thirteen years ago) link

BOOT CAMP BRO

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 February 2007 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link

that barely counts

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 8 February 2007 20:57 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
I'm fairly in the mood for a head crushing session on death match for HL2 tonight.

Ste, Friday, 18 May 2007 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

Quality no guns puzzle solving mod here:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/research-and-development

this must be what FAIL is really like (ledge), Friday, 25 September 2009 20:33 (ten years ago) link

(needs ep 2)

this must be what FAIL is really like (ledge), Friday, 25 September 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

needs ep 3 goddammit

why you do this to me valves

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Friday, 25 September 2009 23:38 (ten years ago) link

Just finished Episode 2, which was definitely better than Episode 1. Fun stuff! Definitely had a good flow from chapter to chapter, I never felt stuck or dragged on like some parts of the original HL2.

One of the weird things that's still in the game is the uncanny valley effect with the game's models and animations. But that actually makes the eye-popping, reality-busting G-Man moments extra-fucking-spectacular and creepy!

Nhex, Thursday, 1 October 2009 02:15 (ten years ago) link

i'm at the part in HL2 where you have to blow up the striders and it's getting hard. love this game but i hope i finish it soon.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:55 (ten years ago) link

also, the autosave + save-whenever-you-want system is so convenient that i'm constantly restarting when i do dumb things or take a lot of damage in a room. this is both good and bad.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

I can't see any downside to it at all!

Also it's possible you've beaten it by the time i've posted this - but yeah that section was pretty tough i gotta say, especially with all the hunters coming after you. If I even do a run through again I'll probably do it on easy, maybe go for some achievements like that insane one with the gnome.

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:22 (ten years ago) link

ha, i think i'm a good deal more than 25 min away from the end. also i'm at work.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:24 (ten years ago) link

yeah I did the insane achievement with the gnome. It was fun but I left the gnome behind with two of the npcs at one point (figuring I could get him when I unlock the door for the npcs). One of the hardest things I had to do was retrieve that gnome because I had to open the door and quickly jump up the stairway and gravitate/grab the gnome before the npcs come out the door. I finally got him after 20 or so tries. The other hard part with the gnome was a driving stage where a helicopter is shooting you by an abandoned train.

I'm the best maaaayne, I did it (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 01:12 (ten years ago) link

The stripped & modded '69 Dodge Charger that you have to motor around in is AWESOME. I remember being really impressed how they worked the different engine sounds into the game.

kingfish, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 07:16 (ten years ago) link

playing through this right now as well (HL2, not ep 1 or 2 yet), and getting close to the end it think. this fucking laser defense room with the third generator in it is infuriating.

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:08 (ten years ago) link

ok not actually playing through it right now, i am at work, but IT HAUNTS ME

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:09 (ten years ago) link

needs ep 3 goddammit

why you do this to me valves

― More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Friday, September 25, 2009 6:38 PM (1 week ago)

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:14 (ten years ago) link

this fucking laser defense room with the third generator in it is infuriating.

you've got to jump up on some pipes > bookshelf > more pipes etc.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:19 (ten years ago) link

no i know but my 1st person shooter precision jumping ability is legendarily bad, and the second jump in between lasers is unforgiving. and then guaranteed death and doing it all over again. prob on attempt 20 or so at this point nnghghhh

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

i don't remember having to jump between lasers, just over them? but yeah, 1st person jumping puzzles are a terrible idea.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:23 (ten years ago) link

btw i only have two chapters left.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:23 (ten years ago) link

do you mean the bit with the exploding barrels and the freight elevator?

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:24 (ten years ago) link

no its some secure room and the dude running the mission with me says something like "wow with that much defense there must be something really important in there" and there is a hopper right at the front of the room and like a grid of red lasers and when you hit one they lock all the doors and proceed to fuck you up with shitloads of ceiling mounted turrets

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:29 (ten years ago) link

dude just jump over the lasers

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

xp lol

huh i don't remember that at all

btw how awesome is the voice acting in this? barney <3

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

jordan why u mock my pain

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:36 (ten years ago) link

i don't know how you have the controls mapped but there is a button for 'jump', just press that

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

okay so you are saying that i should not have jump mapped to the the left analog stick then

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:39 (ten years ago) link

hold on i need to get a pen to write this down

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:39 (ten years ago) link

do you have a driving wheel?

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:40 (ten years ago) link

oh wait i see that i neglected to mention that i hacked my wii to play halflife and it is not compatible with motion plus

fred phelps loves it in the poopchute googlerank outreach project (jjjusten), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:41 (ten years ago) link

shitting hell i totally forgot about that room! yeah it was bad.

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) link

ohhh that room. yeah, kind of tough. iirc it comes down to just three or four jumps tho.

goole, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

finished episode 2. cheerful

someone has done something terrible OH NO (jjjusten), Monday, 9 November 2009 08:25 (ten years ago) link

trying to think of other games with "endings" like that, and kind of drawing a blank.

someone has done something terrible OH NO (jjjusten), Monday, 9 November 2009 19:48 (ten years ago) link

EP 3 NOW

goole, Monday, 9 November 2009 19:51 (ten years ago) link

WE DEMAND JUSTICE

goole, Monday, 9 November 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

Dino D-Day - Half life 2 mod with Nazis, dinosaurs and Nazi dinosaurs!

http://www.moddb.com/mods/dino-d-day/news/dino-d-day-the-mod-released

I'm Still Stanning (onimo), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 00:41 (ten years ago) link

dinosaurs is a good idea. i suppose turok did dinosaurs but i can't think of anything else.

(maybe 3d monster maze...)

koogs, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 08:15 (ten years ago) link

There was Dino Crisis but that was third person Resi style control (and therefore a pain in the ass when a fucking dinosaur is running at you, they're a bit more agile than yer average old skool zombie).

I couldn't get it to work - "Could not load client library" error. I'll piss about with it tonight again and see how I get on.

I'm Still Stanning (onimo), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 10:11 (ten years ago) link

cadillacs and dinosaurs !

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 11:43 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

fuck ravenholm

i didn't sign up for some "survival horror" b.s.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:35 (ten years ago) link

scaredy cat

poster x (ledge), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:35 (ten years ago) link

it's all about the buzzsaw blades. great level.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:39 (ten years ago) link

it's alright but it was a pretty severe shift from the relatively placid "riding around in a boat and occasionally shooting a couple of soldiers" level

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:44 (ten years ago) link

that's life in a dystopia dude

the finest of display name homies (s1ocki), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:46 (ten years ago) link

that boat was fucking hard to turn around. way more frustrating than zombies.

hey trader joe's! i've got the new steely dan. (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:47 (ten years ago) link

remind me of the boat again?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

i guess it's a hovercraft, whatever

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

otm

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 17:24 (ten years ago) link

http://grab.by/1ls1

the finest of display name homies (s1ocki), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 17:56 (ten years ago) link

I beat ravenholm with no guns in my second playthrough (first on pc, second on xbox), forgot the fucking cross bow at the end of the level and didnt have any good saves that weren't the beginning of ravenholm so I quit. =(

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 18:12 (ten years ago) link

I had trouble getting through Ravenholm unless I brought Dog's ball with me and left it for the zombies to fight over in the bit of town where they keep spawning and you have to ride a basket in a cable car type thing.

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 07:43 (ten years ago) link

hah, i remember being super annoyed by that specific section - i spent forever hopping between rooftops, trying to figure out where the switches were

Nhex, Wednesday, 23 December 2009 08:21 (ten years ago) link

is that the part where you can drop a car on a bunch of zombies? that was key.

hey trader joe's! i've got the new steely dan. (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHPtG9Pu3E

Nhex, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

is it necessary to play through HL before jumping into HL2 - I've been trying to play through HL but it just feels so dated

Face Book (dyao), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:18 (nine years ago) link

naw

NUDE. MAYNE. (s1ocki), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:25 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

btw i finally played this earlier in the year, and i dont think it's very good :-/

kinda wish i played it in 2004, maybe then it would've seemed special to me, but right now i think HL1 might actually be better. the only part that was like barrels of fun was the stuff with the super grav gun at the end... so of course they cant let you do something fun for the whole game. regular grav gun's fun for first 15-20 mins and after that you only use it when the game forces you to. none of the guns are fun to shoot and none of the enemies are fun to kill.

did anyone really have fun with all the vehicle sections in this shit?? seriously why was driving around in a dune buggy like the funnest thing in the world according to FPS makers from 2001-2004

played ep 1 and 2 right after and they were Real Bad... i cant believe people are mad about ep 3 not coming out yet, like do you actually wanna play that crap... ep 2 was particularly hard for me to finish, because it was so excruciatingly boring.

this is the epitome of like LAST GEN fps imo... just too much too late. HL1 is a MUCH more memorable game. and fuckin Deus Ex is so far ahead of this... its like warp drive vs donkey pulling a cart. i wonder if being the model for so many mediocre games that came after has diluted HL2... but then so was doom, and doom still owns

i had some issues with the story elements too but its less that it was bad and more that it just wasnt to my taste, i think? i dont have a problem with the in media res approach, but after the start of the game i kept expecting a 'catch up' moment where some character would sit my ass down and explain some motherfucking shit about what the fuck is happening, and after beating the game and beating the stupid ass homo episodes it still didnt happen and i was pretty annoyed. i will also say that i felt extremely pandered to by the Alix character and ended up hating her as a result.

the good:
atmospheric, still looks good in some parts, ed asner

xX_420_GoKu_ChRiStWaRrIoR_Xx (Princess TamTam), Friday, 17 December 2010 09:13 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

this is the craziest shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GRpzkNLFQw

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 15 June 2012 20:39 (seven years ago) link

those guys really know how to start a video with a bang

brony ver (s1ocki), Friday, 15 June 2012 21:55 (seven years ago) link

what I had to do was make these cardboard cutouts so I could move my mouse the correct distance /nerdvoice

Jesu swept (ledge), Friday, 15 June 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

lol, i cracked up when i actually heard that line

really boring intro, but after that first 8 minutes or so it's just total insanity. never knew people did QDQ-style runs of Half Life

Nhex, Saturday, 16 June 2012 04:08 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

i like this game enough but i can't seem to finish it, seems like such a chore. some of the chapters feel like they'll never end

am0n, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:05 (six years ago) link

after the start of the game i kept expecting a 'catch up' moment where some character would sit my ass down and explain some motherfucking shit about what the fuck is happening
― xX_420_GoKu_ChRiStWaRrIoR_Xx (Princess TamTam), Friday, December 17, 2010

lol otm

am0n, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:11 (six years ago) link

Hopefully the guy behind Freeman's Mind actually finishes the game someday, because watching series that is a lot more enjoyable these days

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 03:02 (six years ago) link

it was a chore for me too amon

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:05 (six years ago) link

why is this game like 4 hours of airboat

adam, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:22 (six years ago) link

yeah. and 19 hours of dune buggy

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 14:24 (six years ago) link

i like the environments and the sound design, v effective at keeping up the tension and creepiness. i also enjoyed how they have you terrified of those giant bugs one minute and the next you're leading an army of them. i'm near the end where you're fighting striders and groups of rebels randomly pop up to "help". i keep hitting C to send them out to die cuz they keep getting in my damn way. "oh sorry, gordon" fucking move outta the way!

am0n, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:10 (six years ago) link

well that ending was dumb. not gonna bother with the eps

am0n, Thursday, 18 April 2013 04:28 (six years ago) link

the eps were pure tedium for me

turds (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 18 April 2013 04:30 (six years ago) link

heh yeah no thx, i'll pass. the portal games own tho

am0n, Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:09 (six years ago) link

portal owns. still havent played 2. it says a lot that memecrazy nerds havent ruined the first portal, though they've tried their hardest

turds (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:14 (six years ago) link

def check out portal 2, its amazing

am0n, Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:18 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

i traded in some games yesterday at the chain video game store, mainly just to get rid of some stuff. as usual, the trade-in for most of my games was like $1-$5, but they gave me $11 for the ps3 civilization game and $18 for orange box. is orange box really rare or something?

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 5 August 2013 16:03 (six years ago) link

weird!

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:25 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

I finished HL2 for the first time over the weekend. I'm obviously out of the loop with FPS as I thought it was very good and not very dated at all. A bit worn out with it to go into the episodes but I'm glad I finally played it after all the years of hype.

hyggeligt, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:54 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Anyone managed to bag Alyx today? I hear good good things.

I'm not sure if my 1070 card would be able to do it justice though, holding out for a bit longer until I feel the need to upgrade.

Ste, Monday, 23 March 2020 20:17 (two weeks ago) link

Am holding out for the Xbox port, which I read initially, will be coming eventually.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 20:25 (two weeks ago) link


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