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

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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 (ten years ago) link

naw

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

it was a chore for me too amon

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

why is this game like 4 hours of airboat

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

yeah. and 19 hours of dune buggy

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

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

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

the eps were pure tedium for me

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

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

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

def check out portal 2, its amazing

am0n, Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:18 (seven 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 months 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 months ago) link


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