Steam Beta Opens

The Steam Website now offers public downloads of the Steam beta, which will provide access to the Counter-Strike version 1.6 beta. Steam offers downloads and auto-patching of Valve games, chat, server browsing, and more. According to the site: "Stay tuned for a blast of HL2 full-motion goodness, brought to you very soon via Steam."
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Re: HL's Goodness ??
Jul 15, 2003, 16:04
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Re: HL's Goodness ?? Jul 15, 2003, 16:04
Jul 15, 2003, 16:04
 
I'm sure you're not trolling, it's just a matter of personal opinion obviously. However, I think what other people, myself included, saw in Half Life was a FPS with a consistent (not necessarily good) storyline which unfolded in a cinematic way through in-game scripted events. It wasn't about finding the red key for the red door - which IS the standard for just about every other shooter prior to HL. After HL if you sent the gamer off on a hunt for a particular door key hidden in an illogical or incosistent area and you weren't being ironic about it then your game got slammed. HL added months to the development cycle of games which were due for publication shortly after it appeared - no question. The support that Valve gave to MOD enthusiasts is right up there with id and that's high praise. Plus right off the block, almost, they released a free TF add-on, officially. Now everyone's doing that but it wasn't always the way. So while the HL story may not deserve all the praise it's gotten (no offense to Marc Laidlaw, who is a talented SF writer but he was working within clear constraints.)it was streets ahead of anything else available prior to it while still being an accomplished game in its own right.

Short-hand translation :

I liked the game, its not as great as some were claiming it was, but its still good.

OKAY, WE GET THE POINT. THE GENERAL CONSENSUS IS THAT HALF LIFE WAS GOOD. WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT BY NOW.

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 16:05.
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