Holy assballs, you truely are incapable of admitting even the possibility that you were wrong!
So, I'm supposed to dump my opinion of HL 2, and accept yours, which you have formed while playing maybe
50% of HL 2. This despite the fact that I have played it in it's entirety (along with all the games you mentioned, notable exception EF 2).
Here, I'm going to demonstrate admitting you're wrong for you:
I'm sorry I thought you were talking about pre-rendered cutscenes, not in game sequences. My mistake.
That being said, HL 2's character animation, as well as the tools used to create said character animation are far more complete than anything offered to a gamer/modder elsewhere. Not having Steam, I imagine you have never played with their scene creation suite. Thus I would imagine you would have to admit to the fact that you don't have all the information in this situation. Because of your lack of information, you could (possibly!) be wrong.
Just.. a suggestion.
I eat pasta!