Most negative Half-Life 2 review

By TS | Thomas ยท 31 replies
Nov 23, 2004
  1. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    sorry chief but doom 3 sucks balls.... :mad:
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    I still say HL2 was awesome, and is one of the very few games I cared to finish all the way through. And you have to love the endless maps and cool stuff you can download and play with when you're done.

    "Sometimes you need a walkthrough guide to get you through the rough points."

    And how come? If your path is strait and narrow, hard to miss?

    I got lost lots of times. And maybe I wasn't as observant as you, but I had "enough" visible access to the world of city 17.
    However, I do agree that some smartly placed "giant", cool, scary, monsters in the deepest, darkest or most secret places of C17 would have been cool. Like a secret labratory creating some kind of new monster to control people.

    Also, did you play on hard? Cause it sounds like you just turned your graphics low and played it easy and breezed through.

    Oh well, I got nothing to say. Don't kick a dead horse they say.
  3. Lethogar

    Lethogar TS Rookie Posts: 36

    ok...first off i have beaten the game many times...and each time i play through it i never get bored and the only reason i get off of the cpu is because my little bro wants on...maybe the AI aint the greatest...hmmm i wonder how hard it would be to make it soo realistic that you wouldn't want to play the game because you would be scared to actually get shot and die...i know for me the Ai is fine...sure there is lots of scripted events in the game...but what would happen if there wasn't, you would just be wandering around for hours looking for what to do next...and ok going away from what i just said, what if you could blow buildings apart, there could have been something important in that building which you just blew up there for screwing your chances, and consider you would want it to be more realistic you would get no notification that you screwed up until you realize that you are completely lost and getting plastered by enemies hiding in buildings with sniper rifles...and also i would rather have some place to take cover then be blasted into pieces by a striders gamma beam going straight through a building and into me (it can do that apparently according to the HL2:ep2 trailer) so there is my speel for tonight.
    and since he did such a good job of pointing out only the negative things lets see him give The Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion a negative review.
  4. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    You do realize this thread is something like 3 and a half years old?
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Wow this is an old thread. But I agree in many aspects.
  6. Lethogar

    Lethogar TS Rookie Posts: 36

    yah i did notice but i just randomly found this thread and i just had to say something but hey to prove a point you guys saw it didn't you.
  7. SoIdidItAgain

    SoIdidItAgain TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Well sorry i hit a nerve over HL2 and that you were feeling bitter over it. I said all I have to say in that old post, but really taking those points it made i defy anyone to argue that they are wrong. I just ask this, if you played the first one all the way through and enjoyed it (I loved it), did you feel the second one was better? There is a lower variety of enemies and weapons, far less uber enemies to leg it from in fear, you have vehicles but cant drive combine vehicles (not encountering moving combine land vehicles on the coast section is an inexcusable wasted opportunity) and the king of all complaints: not finding out anymore about the G-man. "wake up and smell the ashes" was a great line by the way, but after 5 years between first and second games i was itching to know who this guy really was and facing him in a showdown, which didnt happen. Some real info at the very least would have been nice.

    On the enemies AI, well they are not as effective as in the first game, its not that they were great shots and neither should they have been or ever should be as that makes it too hard, but they would try and flush you out with grenades as soon as you hit cover for any length of time. That just gave the illusion of intelligence and added to the experience enormously in my mind. And finally we should have seen more of Black Mesa. That would have been interesting for those who liked the first one. Its as much of the story, surely, as Gordon, the G-man and yes Barney too :)

    On having extra rooms and areas with nothing in, umm yeah it would seem like a waste of time, but it would add to the feeling of being in a real environment. To know its there is better than to know its not and your stuck running through a narrow path.

    The title of the post refers to the combat of Oblivion. Well, maybe not that itself, just the way people move looks pretty unrealistic, like theyre floating almost? After playing Battlefield 2 ive been a bit spoilt perhaps in that respect, the way people run and stuff looks almost real. I havent got anything negative to say for Oblivion really (why would I its got total FREEDOM!!!), its not my kind of game thats all, I dont go in for wizards and dungeons and stuff. I did by it but on a whim to see how it would run on my pc, cos i heard its demanding. Pretty dum I know! ...but my flatmate gets alot of fun out of it :)

    This thread is mega old, and my opinion of HL2 softened a bit in the mean time. I bought episode 1 and even quite liked it! but not enough to play it through more than twice. I'll probably buy Episode 2 as well, cos im still curious as to where the stories going and it will play pretty good to no doubt.

    Sorry one more thing, I must own up and say when i bought the game I had a (mighty) Athlon XP 1700+ 512mb ram 34gb HD, soo the loading times were a major problem, teamed with an awesome ATI Radeon 7000 64mb. (no Transform and light so low settings on everything and absolutely no aa and af) Even then i was impressed by how good it looked and how well it all ran on my cacky machine. Better graphics and lower loading times that i would have had with a better pc would have raised my opinion of HL2, but not enough to stop me writing what i did all those years ago. I absolutely did not play it on easy.

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