Half Life blew me away, again. I finished the game in one big long marathon session. Twice. The second time with the developers’ commentary enabled — which I still love.
I’m not going to spoil anything, but I found the ending completely unexpected and fantastic. Also, Merle Dandridge’s voice acting (Alyx) was incredible. When the credits rolled over my screen I just wanted to play Ep. 3 immediately. The game itself was great, with the return of old friends, and the introduction of new friends — and new enemies.
Just like episode 1, the game provides you with a companion (either Alyx or a Vortigaunt) most of the time.
Maybe I’ll play Half Life 2, Ep. 1 and Ep. 2 in one big sitting soon…
- Story is great! - Characters to love. - Great voice acting. - Graphics are enhanced and still look amazing. - Cinematic physics - so cool. - Longer than the first episode. - Great sound track. Cons:
- Err, none? - Okay, maybe still too short ;). - Also: no new real weapons, I would love to handle a sniper myself (instead of the crossbow). - You might lose some sleep.