I appreciate the "I'll play it when it comes out" - but it's fairly obvious then that you'd not consider yourself a die-hard fan, right?
I've been itching to play more Half Life since I finished the first one back in '99 (got it a bit later here in Ireland
) My problem is, the episodes were supposed to speed up content delivery; I'm sure someone could dig up a quote with a claim from Lombardi of 6 months an episode? I seem to remember that. And what happened? Episode 1 came out, and it was a total re-tread. No new locations, no real furthering of the story line... What did they spend their time on? Really?
Sure, 2 looks vastly different, and with new locations and enemies, but I thought Source was modular? Seems like a dog to work with...