Half-Life 2 User Reviews
There has been a long held idea that first person shooters are primarily multiplayer affairs with a single player included merely for completion sake. Games such as Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty make this an easy viewpoint to have, with such heavy focus on deathmatch style games allowing for worldwide battles. Sometimes though, we come across a FPS that surprisingly focuses on the single player campaign. Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Half-Life 2.
Now, anyone who pursues gaming beyond the simple waggle party game collection should at least have a little idea of who Valve are, or even kn...
Story being continued from half life 1
When Half Life 2 was released on November 16, 2004, it had a lot to live up to, because of its older brother Half Life one.
Will it be as good?
I have always been a massive fan of the Half Life series, when I bought Half Life one, I knew I would end up buying Half Life 2, as throughout Half Life 1, I was gripped to the plot and how each character would be affected by events throughout the game. Half Life 2 continues this type of style, as at the end, when you kill Dr Breen, you are left with the question "do I survive?" as it leaves you with a similar ending to Half Life 1, where Gman is spea...
-Everything that isn't a loading screenThe bad:
“So wake up Mister Freeman… wake up and smell the ashes”
As those final words leave the G-Man’s lips you know you’re in for one heck of a game. Half Life 2 is a First-Person Shooter although with the amount of times it effectively kicks the general standards of the genre in the balls and proceeds to dance around them makes you wonder whether it’s really in a genre of its own. Either way Valve’s sequel to the original Half Life; a groundbreaking title that outright redefined it’s genre and the gaming industry as a whole would have to be something truly mind-blowing to top the original game. P...
*Graphics (above all else - just look at the faces!)
*Enemy A.I. (grenades in hiding spots and flanking tactics will keep you on edge)
*sound fx (the strider cannon noise is massive)
*physics (rag dolls and objects with real gravity?!?!?)
*Gravity Gun!!!(Can you not have fun by cutting zombies to bits with sawblades and shooting paint cans in their faces?)
*Massive worlds (even Metroid Prime is speechless)
*controls (even a newbie can pick-up on them)
*Ummm... unless you have a super-powerful CPU, the framerate will not forgive youSummary:
Okay, I was never a PC gamer up until I played this game, and had no experience with using a keyboard and mouse to fire a gun...
So I was a little unsettled to get into Half-Life 2, which ended up being one of my favorite games of all time. Anyone following the series will immediately pick up on the continuity of Gordan Freeman's fluidly-done existence. The sequel picks up where the original left off (if you chose to follow the G-man) and has the G-man dropping you off at an arriving train in City 17, a depressing slum run by Combine (a humanoid alien species) and a lying bastard named Dr. B...
My favoutite FPS EVER.
Graphics are amazing. People look real, enemies look real, your surroundings look real.
The enemy and friend AI is brilliant, people dont just run blindly into the fray of battle, only to get mowed down by heavy fire. Instead they make descisions for themselves and usually use their enviroment to ensure their safety whilst attacking. Well, most of the time, anyway...
storyline is good (for an FPS) and parts of the game are actually scarey. You'll know what I mean when you get to Ravenholme... You end up jumping at the sound of Gordon's own footsteps and firing random shotgun blasts at rustling leaves that look vaguely like a headcrab.
The gameplay and controls havnt changed much, but one of the best new things is the gravity gun, which you get about 1/6 of the way through the game. Pick stuff up and blast it at enemies! And right at the end of the game, it gets even better! I wont say how...
And the final great feature is the fact that when you buy HL2, you get Counterstike Source, Half Life 2: Deathmatch and Codename Gordon (or something like that) as well.
Not much to say here, apart from the sometimes dodgy descisions made by other charactors, the only fault with their otherwie perfect AI. My advice is: (in "entanglement" and "follow freeman!") send your squad away before going in to get rid of turret guns! They'll all die otherwise!
Another bad thing is that you'll need a supercomputer with the very latest graphics card to run this game properly.
In Half life 2, you once again play as Gordon Freeman, one of the survivors from the Black Mesa incident in HL1. The game starts with a weird scene in which you find yourself in a Combine (the evil people who look like helghast from killzone) controlled city, where little humans like you struggle to survive, oppressed and tortured by the ever present gun/buzz baton weilding guards. Soon, you are reunited with charactors from the last game, are given your trusty crowbar again, and told to travel back to black mesa. You are helped along the way by members of the human resistance against the c...
Some frustrating parts
Half Life 2 will probably make you say 'wow'. If you own a high spec PC and have money to spare missing out isn't really an option. If you do, you'll be missing out on one of PC gaming's defining moments. And one which shoulds how superior PC graphics can be to their cousins.
While we're on the subject of graphics. I'm pretty sure you've heard. Half Life 2 is the best looking game ever. No other game matches it's textures, draw distance, water, fire; the new source engine copes easily with these will also powering advanced AI, (especially on hard).
The sound is impressive aswell. With a techn...
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- Create a new type of headcrab! 94
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