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« on: September 07, 2003, 04:14:29 AM »
Never saw this topic before here... strange. Anyway I couldn't resist to make one tread about it so here it is.

So tell your opinion. ;)

I think it's a good game, and comes with nice suprisses. First time I saw it was amazing 4 sure. And I like the way how you must kill that first boss. And I luv that scene when you see a whole open landscape, with rocks, water, sand etc. And don't forget the end, on that alien planet, that rocked also (well duh, otherwise I never created Alien Planet X64-2), it was so different, just another end then the most games. Very different mood, a unique mood that your on a very strange world of the aliens. It's has a spooky feeling. Also that sound of the end boss you hear all the time before you meet him, really scared me away.

Anywayz it's already more then a year ago I've played it, but still I can remember the most things. :o

Allright I'll stop with writing, it's your turn now. :D
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2003, 04:19:04 AM »
I loved it because of it's storyline. It could have been a movie or a book very good! But if i am right, the game's story was invented by a horror writer is it?

Anyways, i loved the way the 2 addons Blue Shit and OpFor mixed up with the original story. And the ending was kinda... odd... Can't wait until HL2 to find out what that G-Man is up to. Also pretty funny that the security guard in Blue Shit ends in a happy atmosphere instead of being captured by that nasty suited guy. :P  
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2003, 04:22:51 AM »
You just had to make that Blue Shift typo, didn't you? :D

Well yeah I love the series, I've got both OpFor & Blue Shift which are also pretty good. I wish BS had some more stuff in it but it was still quality stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2003, 04:25:26 AM »
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You just had to make that Blue Shift typo, didn't you? :D
Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

Anyone played Counter-Life before? It is normal Half Life with those Counter-Strike weapons. Blasting an alien slave with an Arctic Warfare Magnum always brings out the bloody satisfaction.

Don't really know anymore where I found Counter-Life though. :(  
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2003, 04:34:35 PM »
I love the game, especially because of the storyline. It makes things far more interesting if you have the feeling you're really playing in a story that is progressing during the time you play (it's something I also try to archieve in my own duke-levels). In Half-Life this idea succeeded very well. Oh and I really love the weird Xen planet (the way it looks). Well except for that last level (Interloper or something) wich is only inside and is designed a bit crappy. But the organic looking stuff and outside locations are pretty awesome. :)

 
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2003, 09:19:14 PM »
Half-Life = The most coherent and enjoyable gaming experience evar!

The whole way it all falls in to place is near perfection. The graphics, though dated are absolutely gorgeous. The voice acting is top-notch... The storyline, while being sci-fi and fictitional, is extremely coherent.

Weapon selection: Mwaha!
Soundtrack: Dude!
Overall: HL = BEST GAME EVAR!
 
... and if you have super definition, it makes it all the more coherent. :)

Edit: Oh, and if anyone wants the first 13 pages of my novelisation of the HL story, just PM me.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2003, 12:04:53 AM »
It's amazing how single-player mod-makers and teams have managed to create a whole wide living world around the original Half-Life storyline. This of course wouldn't be possible without HL's cinematic sequences, realistic environments (excluding Xen of course) and fellow scientists, barneys & the most evil G-Man. I think many people found HL enjoyable for the same reasons they found Duke3D enjoyable - they could talk with the environment (unlike in games such as Quake where it's only you and the bad guy).  
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2003, 12:50:06 AM »
Half-Life ain't too bad a game... still I find that Duke 3D & Evil Dead > Half-Life.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2003, 04:40:31 AM »
I have nothing to critisize about this game. What I really like is...

The Intelligence
You need to think and it was the first time in a 3d shooter (in my opinion Hitman push it a little further). Apart of it, no other game beat up the HL concept.

The Durability
It took me ages to complete HL I think close to - even more than 30 hours. Other games like Blood 2, RTCW, MoH:AA took me close to 15 hour to complete.

The Follow-up
The way Valve added the possibility to create a follow up (official or unofficial), after making an end choice.

The Editor
I find it a little complicated but when you see what people could create (and give us the chance to share) hundreds of hours playing through add-on that are sometimes really fantastic, is marvellous.

I will also add a special + to the fantastic music - especially the ending music (you could really dance on it without any problem).

I have discovered this game two years ago and still play add-on every week for it!
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2003, 12:22:04 AM »
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There is music in the game? Never heard it then, and it wasn't missing or something. :)
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2003, 10:30:43 PM »
Man you have to have the fucking CD in your drive to hear the music unless you're one of those who BURN stuff and play 'em without CDs.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2003, 12:05:14 AM »
Soundtrack was one of the best aspects of the game.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2003, 12:52:43 AM »
Not as good as Unreal's or UT's although it was used very well in cinematic style.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2003, 10:30:32 AM »
Definately not as good as Unreal's... Some of those mods had alternate tracks that the program could rapidly switch to in a battle or in a triggered sequence and then taper off after the action was over.

But still... HL's music mostly fit the situations. And at the time it was better fitting than most music in other games.
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Re: Half-Life
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2007, 04:36:26 AM »
Half-life is still an awesome game, it's better than hl2 for some reason... maybe because i prefer old games over the new now heh.
I don't play hl and the mods much but i play it more than hl2 and that.
Mapping is worse than hl2's but thats because the hl2's editor is MAJORLY updated; it'll do for now. XD
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