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Well, I finished Half-Life 2... in spite of my efforts to prolong the experience, the further along I got, the harder it was to resist pushing on. Let me just say this outright... Believe the hype. The game hits such high marks in storytelling and game design, and the obvious effort that went into fine-tuning various elements to maximize the fun factor shows through in every moment... there were several occasions when I thought the upcoming segment had some familiar tedious gameplay cliché that turned out to be tremendous fun because of how well the design was implemented.

Congrats to Valve on such an achievement... Half-Life and Half-Life 2 are the Godfather and Godfather II of computer games. In my opinion Half-Life 2 is not only Game of the Year, but it's the best shooter ever... and the best computer game ever.

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25. Almost agree with ya Blue.. Dec 3, 2004, 11:44 TK-421
 
The game was great, but the ending felt kind of tacked on because they ran out of time and wanted to publish the game. I won't go into it because of spoilers, but I was disappointed. This site did help me understand the game's story a bit more though:

http://members.shaw.ca/storage_4/hl2story/
 
"TK-421, why aren't you at your post?"
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  1. Dec 3, 08:09 Wow Hammer
  2. Dec 3, 08:18  Re: Wow lochwinnoch
  88. Dec 4, 00:40   Re: Wow VoodooV
  6. Dec 3, 09:03  Re: Wow Enahs
  7. Dec 3, 09:11   Re: Wow The Truth
  26. Dec 3, 11:44   Re: Wow xXBatmanXx
  85. Dec 3, 22:22   Re: Wow FourPak
  90. Dec 4, 02:52    Re: Wow Stolk
  3. Dec 3, 08:18 damn straight SirOsisOfLiver
  4. Dec 3, 08:22 HL2 and gamma Zathrus
  10. Dec 3, 09:32  Re: HL2 and gamma Bronco
  15. Dec 3, 10:07   Re: HL2 and gamma Zathrus
  17. Dec 3, 10:18    Re: HL2 and gamma Gandhi
  18. Dec 3, 10:24     Re: HL2 and gamma jm0ris0n
  5. Dec 3, 08:30 What story? Dante_uk
  8. Dec 3, 09:12  Re: What story? ElectronicEvil
  9. Dec 3, 09:19   Re: What story? nin
  11. Dec 3, 09:39    Re: What story? WarPig
  12. Dec 3, 09:45    Re: What story? Ihya
  13. Dec 3, 09:49 Re: Rseman
  16. Dec 3, 10:14  Re: Sixis
  14. Dec 3, 10:01 Godfather II ? kanniballl
  19. Dec 3, 10:25  Re: Godfather II ? ZigZang
  20. Dec 3, 10:31 Re: Rseman
  21. Dec 3, 10:50  Re: Kevlar
  22. Dec 3, 11:00 Re: Rseman
  23. Dec 3, 11:11  A darn good game Warhawk
  24. Dec 3, 11:32 No subject Tim
  27. Dec 3, 11:44  Re: No subject  Blue 
  28. Dec 3, 11:48   Re: No subject nin
>> 25. Dec 3, 11:44 Almost agree with ya Blue.. TK-421
  29. Dec 3, 11:52 USE THE DANG SPOILER TAG!!1 jeremiah
  30. Dec 3, 12:00 Re: Rseman
  46. Dec 3, 13:34  Re: Zathrus
  48. Dec 3, 13:39   Re: nin
  49. Dec 3, 13:47    Re: Gandhi
  50. Dec 3, 13:53    Re: nin & BB Warhawk
  31. Dec 3, 12:17 Load times Pixelking
  32. Dec 3, 12:19  Holy shit Michael Bolton's hair dresser
  34. Dec 3, 12:37   Re: Holy shit Ihya
  38. Dec 3, 12:55    Con ay yo cona say, you bitch Evil Timmy
  47. Dec 3, 13:37     Re: Con ay yo cona say, you bitch Zathrus
  53. Dec 3, 14:10      Re: Con ay yo cona say, you bitch Baudkarma
  39. Dec 3, 12:58   Re: Holy shit Gandhi
  55. Dec 3, 14:12    Re: Holy sh*t Ant
  58. Dec 3, 14:26     Re: Holy sh*t Hump
  36. Dec 3, 12:51  Re: Load times Gandhi
  37. Dec 3, 12:52   Best game ever? Jow
  40. Dec 3, 13:02   Re: Load times Warhawk
  33. Dec 3, 12:27 RE: Out of the Blue MuffinMan
  35. Dec 3, 12:50 Here is what I didn't like about the end IvyMike
  42. Dec 3, 13:08  Re: Here is what I didn't like about the end Stolk
  41. Dec 3, 13:06 No subject PropheT
  43. Dec 3, 13:15  Re: No subject Gandhi
  44. Dec 3, 13:21   Re: No subject MindTrigger
  45. Dec 3, 13:32   The Story MindTrigger
  56. Dec 3, 14:13   Well said Gandhi! Nailz [Arizona]
  57. Dec 3, 14:25    Re: Well said Gandhi! Warhawk
  59. Dec 3, 14:32     Off topic Warhawk
  60. Dec 3, 14:55     Re: Well said Gandhi! Enahs
  63. Dec 3, 15:20     Re: Well said Gandhi! Elvis
  87. Dec 3, 23:04  Re: No subject Shai
  91. Dec 4, 05:06   Re: No subject Cochonou
  92. Dec 4, 06:51    Re: No subject Armengar
  94. Dec 4, 10:42     Re: No subject Kevlar
  51. Dec 3, 13:57 Argh banddirector
  52. Dec 3, 14:00 HL2 Hump
  54. Dec 3, 14:11  Re: HL2 Fang
  61. Dec 3, 15:02 On Half Life 2 Alex Sledge
  64. Dec 3, 15:37  Re: On Half Life 2 Warhawk
  66. Dec 3, 15:59   Re: On Half Life 2 nin
  67. Dec 3, 16:06    Re: On Half Life 2 Warhawk
  68. Dec 3, 16:14     Re: On Half Life 2 nin
  70. Dec 3, 16:24      Re: On Half Life 2 Grasman
  71. Dec 3, 16:24     Re: On Half Life 2 Warhawk
  73. Dec 3, 18:30      Re: On Half Life 2 Warhawk
  74. Dec 3, 18:38       Re: On Half Life 2 Bunko
  75. Dec 3, 19:14       Re: On Half Life 2 Bucky
  76. Dec 3, 19:33       Re: On Half Life 2 Sixis
  77. Dec 3, 19:51        Re: On Half Life 2 Warhawk
  78. Dec 3, 20:02        Re: On Half Life 2 Bunko
  79. Dec 3, 20:14         HL2DM Bucky
  81. Dec 3, 20:24          Re: HL2DM WarPig
  83. Dec 3, 20:31           Re: HL2DM Bucky
  84. Dec 3, 22:03            Re: HL2DM Jensen
  86. Dec 3, 22:39             Re: HL2DM complicity
  89. Dec 4, 02:28              Re: HL2DM Jensen
  93. Dec 4, 07:59            Re: HL2DM Tango
  69. Dec 3, 16:19    Re: On Half Life 2 complicity
  65. Dec 3, 15:55  Re: On Half Life 2 Yosemite Sam
  82. Dec 3, 20:28   Re: On Half Life 2 Baudkarma
  62. Dec 3, 15:10 mind sharing Blue? Elvis
  72. Dec 3, 16:28 HL2 Brightness complicity
  80. Dec 3, 20:18 No subject Todd
  95. Dec 5, 05:07 No subject cronik


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