I wish I would grow some bigger balls and get through with D3 already, but it just scares me too much.
But I played through HL2 and I have to say that it wasnt worth its money at all. Story was very simple, ending was crap, enemies were soooo predictable and AI was extremely stupid (didnt even run away when a grenade landed right at their feet) or extremely uber (magically adjusted their position to your position when they were hiding behind something). I also noticed very predictable enemy spawns. Just like what most people cry about in Doom3. Somehow I was waiting for something really big and challenging, but it never happened. The biggest thing were those Striders which werent scary at all. Even in the last level I thought it would go on at least a few more hours because NOTHING happened in the game yet, just jump & run (and some gun). Graphics werent that great at all. If you looked closely you noticed how faked the high visibility range was. Textures werent that high quality at all. Only thing that impressed me were the faces of most of the human models. They were really nice!
7.1 sound wasnt there. Even WoW has much better surround sound than HL2. I know that D3 is better in that.
HL2 sucked, plain and simple. Totally overhyped.
Doom3 looks far more promising to me right now. I hope I will finally play more than to when the first zombie apears. lol
I'm not... gonna... cry... you... dumb... doo-doo brain!
I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.