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Old 09-30-05, 09:14 AM   #13
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the most polished game ever? ROFLMAO

you missed the un- part,the most unpolished game ever?hell yea.
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Old 09-30-05, 09:34 AM   #14
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When it wasn't busy stuttering, crackling, and popping away it performed very well I agree. When it ran smooth it ran very smooth considering how nicely it looked. I'm happy to say that most of the stuttering problems seem to be fixed for me now. To bad it was a claptrap when they released it.
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Old 09-30-05, 09:40 AM   #15
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The engine had several HUGE cracks in that polish. And the game content started off strong and then just completely fell apart at the end. Starting with the city combat urban warfare chapter, the texture resolutions seemed to drop in half, the environment detail crashed and lets not get started on the "ending".
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Old 09-30-05, 09:59 AM   #16
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I saw this and actually thought is was a joke!!!!! - now I see the guy was serious!!!!

ROFL.................most polished game ever my ass.
Lol.... my thoughts exactly... I was POSITIVE it was a joke....
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Old 09-30-05, 10:45 AM   #17
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The original Half-Life is/was a far more polished product than the sequel. It had nowhere near the technical issues (being that it was based on the already established Quake engine) while offering exceptional visuals (for the time) and great performance.
Yup. HL was my very first fps and to this day is still fun to play. hl2 on the other hand.......
  • varying degrees of stuttering
  • Fixes frequently render the games in steam unplayable (MY experience)
  • npc's VERY unrealistic. They can't be killed to get them out of your way.
  • Why can snipers ONLY be killed by a nade?
  • A city in europe with only one european accent (the combines female 'announcer)
O.K. so I'm getting a bit picky, but frustration ruins my personal enjoyment of fragging and being fragged
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Old 09-30-05, 02:54 PM   #18
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Its efficient, you can't argue with that. Even on older hardware like a Radeon 9000 (RV280) or Geforce 3 the game looks and runs awesome. My old 64mb Radeon 9000 moves along at 30-60fps in DX8 w/ medium details.

The art and story line was also great. Half Life 2 still hold the crown for the most realistic characters in both looks and personality.

Half Life 2 looks and runs great unlike Doom 3 and FEAR which just look great.
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Old 09-30-05, 03:18 PM   #19
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I think the best part about the game was the scripted nonsense and getting the scripting out of whack. I couldn't beat the game because I shot down the two helicopters at the end, and even though sufficient time was there to destroy the spinning whirly-gig, and being successful doing so, I always got "A predictable failure Mr Freeman.".

Didn't realize I had to let those stupid helicopters shoot at me so the piss-poor script would work. HL2 was about as amusing as slamming my hand in a car door.
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Old 09-30-05, 03:36 PM   #20
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Lol.... my thoughts exactly... I was POSITIVE it was a joke....
Yeah, same here. Oh well, I still got a good laugh out of it.
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Old 09-30-05, 05:33 PM   #21
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Hmmm, its interesting to see the range of views and opinions, 180 degree diffrence...

I do think Doom 3 was probably more technically polished, its hard to top the guys at ID in that department, though HL2 is more diverse and fun.

I didn't personally have a single issue with HL2, and for the visual experience I got it performed more efficiently than any thing else i have seen. I also found it to be one of the funest games I have played, with the most well rounded experience.

HL2 is definitley one of my favorites all time. I'm surpised it is so disliked by some! Its very funny how people on here can think HL2 is the most unpolished game EVER. Its defintely a polsihed game, maybe not the MOST polished, but very good. To think its the most unpolished game in history is quite foolish.
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Old 09-30-05, 06:08 PM   #22
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though HL2 is more diverse and fun.
Yeah. One of the great things about half life 2 was the ever changing enviroment. Each area of the game is totally different than the previous one which keeps the player intested in whats coming up next.

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To think its the most unpolished game in history is quite foolish.
No kidding. Look at the starship troopers demo.
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Has starship troopers been released yet?
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Old 09-30-05, 07:00 PM   #24
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think HL2 was one of the most overhyped games.....
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