Sparda Posted June 22, 2006 Share Posted June 22, 2006 My first puzzle ment was why they made there logo so similare to Star Wars Episodes one's. **!!!UBER WARNING OF BIG RED & YELLOW LIGHTS! SPOILERS FROM HERE ON!!!** My problems with the story and/or game play My second puzzle was why the vortogants put you under a pile of rubble, they ported you out of the Xen safe zone and back to City 17, WHY UNDER A PILE OF ROCKS?! (I know it's a game, but I like my games that have some story to the to make sence). So, we have past the first two puzzles. My next question is why Alyx did not have the fore sight to make a copy of that "Packet" (bet it's a giant TCP 4 Terabyte packet), it seems to be a key element in the story, so it meakes sence to backup your data (dur) and paticulaly if your enemy is trying to kill you more becasue you have it (duh duh). My next problem with the game was thoughs stupid running around in the dark places. What the hell was that all about?! I saw it comming (the running around in the dark that is), and I thought to my self "I'v alredy done this in Doom 3 and partily in Quake 4". Alyx was practicly no help at all, she would get surrounded while I was shooting the crap out of zombies and run off in to some corner some where shouting "Help gorden", silly bitch. Why didn't she pic up a flare and use that for some light? There are plently lying around! So, now on to the street fighting. Why isn't the combine rifle like a rifle?! I realy don't appriciate my rifles not been accurate. Makes it anoying to shoot further away enemies, the only weapons any good at this are the RPG and the Magnum which you don't get nearly enough ammo for. I realy liked the bit where alyx used the Sniper rifle, although, as a hacker, it's far too obviuse as to what Valve did to create that bit. Takes practicly no effote to do that except to make a map the sniper can see mostly every where for. Thats about it for game play and story problems, these are the ones that most annoyed me. It also realy got on my nerves that this episode simpley said "Alyx survived the explosion" and left every other question unanswered while creating more! The graphics Honistly, they are fucking awsome, when I saw the core I nearly fell out of my chair. Valve realy have out done them selvs with this side of the game. The only thing that still seems to pass me is I find it hard to tell what material things are made out of in some instances. For example, I had no idea Alyxs jacket was made of leather (dispite reflecting light like leather does) untill the commentary pointed this out. Conclusion The only reason to play this game is for the frankly awsome graphics, there is about 30 minets of worth while must see graphics stuff while the rest is your standard half life 2 run around shoot enemies solve simple puzzles. All the newly created story line bits are seen in the first chapter of this epsisode (there are 5 chapters). That chapter is about an hour long if you play it realy slowly. Final Verdict (I thought that was the conclusion too) It's worth playing, but it is not worth $19.95 to play. Either get a *cough* warez version or wait for Episode two at which point the price of Episode one is likly to drop. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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