Valve has released another Half-Life 2 movie showcasing some more gameplay elements in action... I dare to say this will be game of the year, probably having much of what made Far Cry a great game and then even more innovation in many aspects of the equation. http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=50797 I'm not the kind of person taking sides, especially when I don't have enough information in my hands or even worse, can't talk in my own experience however from what I've seen and played, Doom 3 was a disappointment in the gameplay department offering old-school gameplay on a very innovative scenario. Some people like to defend id for taking this route but I definitely don't... scripted gameplay is not enough anymore, we want real AI! and that's the reason why I believe Half-Life 2 will become the best game. I'd say id succeeded at making a 'good' game and a very high-quality product to showcase its new engine where big bucks will be made as well.