hey never offer a game that is hands down better than it. ... HL 2 is hands down the best single player FPS of all time, and I think it's foolish to deny that
Okay. Assertion: Far Cry. Evidence:
1) It just more fun than Half-Life 2 and Doom 3.
2) Sprawling outdoor maps allow you to take hugely distinct paths to your goal. Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 are very linear -- there's always exactly one turn to make or one door to open.
3) The vehicles in Far Cry are more diverse and more well done than in Half-Life 2 (and Doom 3 doesn't have vehicles).
4) Both Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 have better voice acting than Far Cry. Turns out this didn't impact the fun factor for me.
Yes, you are a fan boy, because you provided no evidence as to why you think Half-Life 2 is better than anything else out there. I'm an id fanboy at heart, but it doesn't cloud me from seeing the better game. Good job being exactly what you're flaming others for.