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Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2

As noted on Steam News Half-Life 2 is now officially available at retail stores throughout North America. Though Valve's highly anticipated sequel has been available early at some over-caffeinated stores (story), the online activation process is now underway, and copies of the game purchased at stores or online via Steam can now be unlocked by restarting Steam:

Half-Life 2 is available now for purchase and to play. Those who pre-purchased their copy via Steam may access the game by restarting Steam, then double-clicking on the Half-Life 2 icon in their Steam Games directory. To purchase your copy via Steam, get Steam now.

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525. Re: Farcry Vs. HL2 Nov 22, 2004, 20:58 Tumbler
 
1. AI - It's years since Halo, why did it take a step back? (especially "following squad" ai)
2. Multiplay
3. The entire Ravenholm section: booooring
**4**. Was I on a guided tour or playing a game?


Great points. I am still halfway into the game, in Ravenholm unfortunately.

I have to admit so far I'm feeling a little bored playing. I was really hoping for more straight up combat with great AI. Gun battles and grenades and rocket launchers. So far I've been running away from the enemy and have no idea what is going on. The second I stepped into ravenholm I groaned cause I knew it was going to be a snails pace level that involved lots of walking around. Game does feel pretty linear, it's hard not to see where to go next.

Completely forgot DOW 40k, that game really shot itself in the foot imo, I played it religiously until the exploits became general knowledge and playing online was pointless for about 1 month. That time waiting for the patch killed it for me. Haven't been back since.

 
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