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Old 10-26-04, 12:52 PM   #13
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imho.. the game looks very promising.. looking for it.but i find the scores too high ..some mags gave 98% of score ,which is ridiculous and misleading.an FPS game that doesnt have multiplayer ,doesnt deserve more than 92-94 percent.. no matter how good it is in SP. even Doom3 have multiplayer..albeit is pretty simple and no big deal for many .so the replay value is even more important. counterstrike in the source doesnt count as multiplayer ,since its a mod ,something completely diferent of the game. a game without MOd support and without multiplayer doesnt deserve 90's .fortunately this is not the case of Hl2.
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Old 10-26-04, 12:54 PM   #14
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its cause zeero is a fanboy and wants to hate on hl2. face it pal: a little light upgrade isnt going to make it better than hl2.
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Old 10-26-04, 01:15 PM   #15
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its cause zeero is a fanboy and wants to hate on hl2. face it pal: a little light upgrade isnt going to make it better than hl2.

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Old 10-27-04, 03:44 AM   #16
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How on earth could I forget the text??!!

'First person shooters since Half-Life, at least on the pc, have been unsatisfying footnotes to the events of 1998. A smattering of ideas have crashlanded in the ballpark, but everyone is still playing the same game. We've seen better special effects, even some new material to work with, but there's still been a sense of deflation with each new title. Nothing on the pc has quite managed to repeat the fine melody with which Half-Life was orchestrated. But first person shooters haven't become outmoded, they've not even lost their way. They've simply not managed to do what we thought they could do. Half-Life 2, on the other hand, does exactly what we thought they could do. Those unrealised visions of intensity, action, drama and relentless challenge weren't just a figment - Valve knew that. The genre still has a way forward and the Seattle team has found it. Yes, it's a linear shooter: a magnificent, breathtaking paragon of the form. Half-Life 2 takes squad based elements, the vehicles, the physics, the gorgeous good looks, the whole sedimentary block of genre conceits and carves out a masterpiece. This isn'tabout doing things differently to anyone else, it's about doing them better.

How is this possible? Well, it's largely about timing. The set-oieces are, almost without exception, supremely effective. A giant strider tripod crashing through a building, a zombie bursting through a door, a floating barrel counterbalance puzzle, a duel with a helicopter, a line uttered by an otherwise inconsequential character - whatever it is, it comes barelling in, pitch perfect t the very second of delivery. And it never stops, Half-Life 2 never lets up: it's a high bandwidth cascade of challenges. There is no time for repetition or monotony. The sheer urgency with which the player is propelled through the game sees to that. Few games have such a qualified sense of drama. Half-Life 2 tells a story in which you are swept along without feeling helpless.

The intensity of chase scenes, the gut-wrenching loss of friends, the grim brutality of killing - all these experiences are delivered with astomishing vitality. The characters win hearts and raise suspicions. The acting, their movement, their facial expressions, all seem imbued with humanity. The city itself, awe-inspiring, oppressive and terrifying in equal measure, is flawlessly designed. You are embedded in this world.

And no, Gordon Freeman never speaks. No cut-scenes, no muttered voice voiceover. This seemingly sinister quirk is elegantly handled, gently transformed into a joke by the other characters. Alyx, the core female character, laughs and shakes her head, while Yoda-type aliens mutter things in their own language after informing the player, politely, that they would only ever speak in thei native tongue if they wished to say something rude.

All of this birlliance takes place within a framework of sensational technical achievement. The source engine might not have Doom3's fearsome lighting, but it nevertheless believably renders everything from a vast brutalist skyscraper t the peeling paint of a tenement wall. The striders, the towering tripedal robots that hunt the army of rebels along the streets, are wonderful to behold. Death occurs on numerous occasions simply from the awesome need to look and gape. Even in the large outdoor spaces, such as the high-speed journey along a temperate coastiline, Source remains unfazed. There are a few examples of textures being too stretched and bland, but the naysayers who are liable to worry about this will have bigger things on their minds ... such as the physics.

Finally we have a game in which physics is more than and excuse for ragdoll deaths. Gone is the Mr Mango effect of running around banging into things and knocking them over. This time the world is there to be grasped. Within moments of Halif-Life 2's opening scenes a viscious metrocop throws a drink can on the floor and insistes that you pick it up and put in in the bin. In that moment the player is equipped with everything they need to know about the world. And these moments continue - the game constantly teaches us something and then presents the challenge to be overcome by applying what has been learned.. This is never more true than in using the gravity gun. This is the core tool, and it's what makes Half-Life 2 simple sing with entertainment.. It can be used to drag objects, pick them up and carry them about, throw or smash them away. The applications for this spreads wide indeed.. Initially, it's about hurling metal disks through the bodies of encroaching zombies: later it find an application knocking over the buggy and getting it upright, or dislodging weird sticky mines, or picking up a filing cabinet to use as a sheild or a battering ram. Tearing a radiaotr off a wall and using it to swat a parasitic headcrab, is truly gaming epiphany. This is possibly the most exquisitely crafted action game of all time (*I love that line *)

Half-Life 2 is a first person shooter. But in action, storytelling, technical achievement, atmosphere and intensity it has far outdone its peers. Valve just hit the top note no other pc game developer could reach. [10]'
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