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Wow, I have to say, I am pretty damn blown away by how incredible Half-Life 2 is.... The only thing more impressive than turning out such an effort is doing so after managing to do so much to raise expectations in advance. Just.... wow.

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42. Blah blah blah Nov 17, 2004, 12:50 Ray Marden
 
  • Half-Life 2 is simply amazing.


  • I cannot stress how important it is for games to have large worlds with relatively realistic physics, rules of existence, and semi-logical explanations for all aspects of the game. Small levels, often just narrow corridors, with extreme scripting and "Jugs 'o milk" health sitting around everywhere just make no sense. Stop placing the character inside painted, flat-walled levels and let them interact with the world.


  • Please respeKt my author'o'tai and refer to me as a Fan Boi. That is a capital "F" and a capital "B." No "y" at the end, either - I am no fanboy. :o


  • Shoot, that is only two versions of Half-Life 2. What would really be interesting is finding out how many copies of Half-Life I have purchsed for myself, friends, or associates over the years.


  • Edit: The sound is interesting. For starters, I am not sure how much I like the positional audio. It is not so intensely single-speaker specific like other positional audio is, but it does seem to drop out the rear-positional audio a bit more than I like.


  • Edit: As for choppy sound, I only have that at specific points. From what I can see (and watching FRAPS to make sure this is not some bizarre performance issue,) it seems like data is loading in two batches. There is the main - everything is going to stop for twenty seconds while we have the "Loading" text on screen - where we are loading up the massive bulk of the level data. However, there are specific points where it seems to do a mini-load where the sound will skip a beat for just a second. These "mini" ones have all happened when something new crops up - the new ship appears, the triggered attack sequence happens, the wall is blown open, etc. Excluding these big and "mini" loads, everything else is perfectly fine.]s

  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines within the next two hours or so. w00t!

  • Damn, does Doom 3 ever suck now.
    Compensating for not having a Gabe N. backpack :o,
    Ray

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