Re: Not what I expected
I think the scripted parts take longer to develop than the open non-linear levels. With the non-linear levels you just create a base and place some towers and guards and jeep patrols and you're done.
Personally, I don't care for big bosses in FPS games. I didn't like the final boss battle in the original HL. I didn't like the boss battle in Bioshock. I don't think FPS games work well with boss battles. That's more for platform games.
Oh, I stopped playing DOOM3 at the final boss. Never finished the game.
I just don't like final bosses in FPS games.
In Crysis I think the final boss kinda sucks.