Half-Life 2 Expansion Revealed

Eurogamer.net's Half Life 2 Aftermath Article offers some details on Half-Life 2: Aftermath, a Half-Life 2 expansion in the works at Valve Software. The story is based on an article from PC Gamer UK magazine, which says the add-on will be released this summer. Admitting their source article is pretty shy on details about the project, the story describes gameplay that once again focuses on Gordon Freeman, though Alyx, who many thought would be the main character for an add-on, will be more prominently featured this time out. It seems the add-on may only be distributed via Steam, but the article concludes admitting that these revelations leave us with more questions than answers, so our curiosity will hopefully be satisfied by an official announcement soon. They also have word on Half-Life 2 level called The Lost Coast that will stretch high-end systems to their limits.
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Interesting news. I wonder if the expansion will emphasize explaining the story better. I really loved playing through HL2, and though I always knew what I was supposed to do, I often felt like I didn't know what was really going on (like when the walls were being closed in on the city -- which I didn't realize until reading reviews later). I can't decide if that was intentional -- a kind of "you've just woken up from a 15 year sleep" realism, or if it was a result of cutting parts out to make release dates, or if they just decided the the HL2 story wasn't going to jive with the HL1 story, and players wouldn't really care. Maybe the expansion will make things clearer.

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