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Old 10-01-04, 02:46 PM   #49
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oh man, i cant wait to get let down... i mean play hl2! LOL.
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Old 10-01-04, 02:48 PM   #50
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Old 10-01-04, 03:28 PM   #51
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Hmm, late november...actually that works out perfectly for me, since I'll probably be playing Kingdom Under Fire until November 9th, and then Halo 2 until November 26th .

And 19 hours isn't too bad. That's longer than Doom 3, and from the look of it actually has varied environments rather than just endless corridors! But remember that the people who beat it in 19 hours were fairly dedicated game reviewers, Valve was probably giving the "average gamer's completion time" when they said it would take 40 hours. Kinda like how they were saying that FF7 was a "70 hour RPG", yet I beat it in 35, or how the back of the Soul Reaver box touts "40 hours of gameplay", yet I beat it in 12 hours and got the rest of the optional stuff in another 4.

Although I hope they release the SDK for it soon, if for no other reason than to get some multiplayer mods out there (not a big fan of CS:S).
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Old 10-01-04, 03:39 PM   #52
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Old 10-01-04, 03:42 PM   #53
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Hmm, late november...actually that works out perfectly for me, since I'll probably be playing Kingdom Under Fire until November 9th, and then Halo 2 until November 26th .

And 19 hours isn't too bad. That's longer than Doom 3, and from the look of it actually has varied environments rather than just endless corridors! But remember that the people who beat it in 19 hours were fairly dedicated game reviewers, Valve was probably giving the "average gamer's completion time" when they said it would take 40 hours. Kinda like how they were saying that FF7 was a "70 hour RPG", yet I beat it in 35, or how the back of the Soul Reaver box touts "40 hours of gameplay", yet I beat it in 12 hours and got the rest of the optional stuff in another 4.

Although I hope they release the SDK for it soon, if for no other reason than to get some multiplayer mods out there (not a big fan of CS:S).
Is Kingdom under Fire out yet? I've had my eye on that game for almost a year...looks incredible! I also dont mind the late November date, between Halo 2 on 11/9, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault 11/10 ( based on the assumption it isn't delayed a 4th time in 2 years) and Lotr: Battle for middle earth in the middle Of november...i'll be a busy gamer. As long as this game ships By Dec. 1st, I'm happy.

Also, I realize these mag guys are running through the game rapidly just to beat it and get a review out, but that's my point...when they did that in Doom 3...it took them 23 hours...HL2 took them 19...that bothers me...but at the same point, I'll take what I can get...bring it on!
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Doom 3 took me quite a while to play, id say at least 25 hours of play. Probably closer to 30. But the way I played, I explored everything. Every tunnel, every cubby hole.

If Half-Life 2 gives some rewards for exploring (hidden weapons, ammo, etc.) then it will take me a while to get through... that is, unless its just a really short game
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Old 10-01-04, 06:03 PM   #57
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Is Kingdom under Fire out yet? I've had my eye on that game for almost a year...looks incredible!
It's currently slated for an October 12th release date, assuming the most recent RC they sent passes testing (apperently there were some issues with Live play with the RC from last month). I really hope it comes out on time, that would be a perfect time for the game to be released (if it comes out after Halo 2, it's screwed!).

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Well from what I've...heard...it does seem like the areas to have a lot of hidden places in them. For example on that one Beach level that's been shown in videos and pictures, there's supposed to be several abandoned (well, abandoned by humans, anyway ) houses and overturned boats, most of which have a bit of extra ammo/health in them. Of course, you also get that jeep thing in that area, so if you aren't paying attention you could easilly drive right past them without even realising you could go in them. Personally, I'll be checking out every extra area I can get to, it's fun seeing all the extra little things in the game that most people would run past.

Strangely, even when I take the time to fully expore everything I can in a game, I still tend to beat it in the "first time through" time given by most people. So I'm expecting to beat HL2 and have found most of the "hidden" areas in around 20 hours of gameplay, which is certainly not bad by today's standards (Doom 3 took me around 15 hours, I think). But I'm hoping that there will also be some good single-player campaigns/levels for HL2, it's kinda disapointing that there were so few good maps/mods for HL1 that weren't centered on multipalyer.
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Old 10-02-04, 12:44 AM   #58
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Doom 3 only took me 15 hours also, so I could guess at maybe 13 hours for HL2 from that. But if the levels are open enough with some interesting things then perhaps it will take longer. I will probably get more replay value out of HL2 though.
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The thing is HL2 looks like you may actually pick it up again after beating it. It really looks like a pick up and play anytime game with so many diverse areas. Doom3 on the other hand has had no replay value at all with me, maybe in a year.
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hmm.. if I can pull myself away from Americas Army I might pick it up...
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