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Old 10-26-04, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Am I the only one that feels this way...

A year ago I was extremely hyped about Half-Life 2. I was sorely disappointed when I found out about the delay and how Valve had lied about the game almost being finished. Several months later Doom 3 went gold and it was also another game I was anticipating just as much as HL2. The reviews showed it to be a great game and I couldnt wait to buy it. I drove 80 miles to buy the game the day it was released and was so disappointed I havent played it again since the first week I bought it. It was probably the biggest disappointment I've had in the gaming industry in a while. Then I heard about HL2 going gold and once again great reviews started poping up. As much as I want to get excited about it, I really can't. Its like all the energy was sucked out of me. I want to feel excited about it being released, but I just cant .
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Old 10-26-04, 12:57 AM   #2
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Uhh, PC Gamer gave HL2 98%. Now that's the highest score ever. Even they admitted that Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri before did not deserve 98% and that Billy was just on crack (pun intended). It's pretty much IMPOSSIBLE for it to be bad (I think). I've put my whole faith in PC Gamer.
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Old 10-26-04, 01:20 AM   #3
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I'm too rather skeptical of HL2, but... I've been playing CS:Source and made a few connections with all the HL2 videos floating around. In CSS firefights are very juicy, a lot of sparks when bullets hit metal surface, player animation, physics. All the elements that make CSS fun, seem to be present in HL2 videos. So I figured, as long as they can make the game on par with HL, with all those cool effects, I'll be pleased.
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Old 10-26-04, 01:33 AM   #4
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Low expectations are good, I wouldn't worry about not getting excited at all.
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Old 10-26-04, 01:49 AM   #5
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if nothing else, you will be able to amuse yourself by throwing things around with the gravity gun
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Old 10-26-04, 01:53 AM   #6
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Maybe this will make you feel better... entirely in german, but nice screenies

http://img82.exs.cx/img82/4310/6445.jpg
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Old 10-26-04, 02:22 AM   #7
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Another thing... just watching (and listening) to this countdown made me pretty excited

http://www.forumbucket.com/hl2countdown.swf
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Old 10-26-04, 08:14 AM   #8
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Yeah man, low expecations yeild better results! Nothing wrong with a little pessimism now and then

I have to admit though, I was in your shoes not too long ago...until HL2 went gold. Now I'm giddier than a cheerleader who's about to go down on the football team. I really believe that this game will kick ass.
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Old 10-26-04, 08:23 AM   #9
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you drove 80 miles to buy the game? man, thats just sad... i dont think it was the media hype so much as it was your own (over)expectation that lead to your disappointment. i was pretty excited both times too, but i didnt actually go to those lengths to set myself up for a letdown. no wonder youre bummed! LOL.
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Old 10-26-04, 08:24 AM   #10
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I'm more excited now because I found out I have 5 sick days I can use before the end of the year.
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Old 10-26-04, 09:27 AM   #11
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I had been following Doom 3's production 2 year prior to it's release. Not only did I take a day off from school just to be down at the mall at 9 AM, but I spent a whole week trying to enjoy it. I loved it. I liked it so much because I love scary stuff. Some parts were pretty creepy but overall, the game was really enjoyable. Once SP and MP wore out, I started played FarCry again, waiting for something to happen with HL2. Once it went gold, I played Doom 3 again. I forgot where everything was and what was going to happen so I had a pretty good time playing it. Doom 3 isn't a BAD game, it just lacks replay value. I know it sounds like I'm contradicting myself but seeing other gamers with the same response, replay value is the problem.

HL2 is going to be a different story. With HL2, it's going to have more of a action packed game feel to it. One thing that I cannot wait for and look forward to is the gravity gun and physics puzzles. Even with the gravity gun alone there are many possibilities to defeat your enemies in gunfights. "Should I take the water heater to block gunfire? Or should I take this (______) to throw at my enemies?" Man I can't wait!!!
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Old 10-26-04, 09:31 AM   #12
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Bang on the head six_storm. Doom 3 is just not a pleasant game to play again. It's a great movie like ride one time through but I just couldn't get into again. Pity really.
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