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Half Life 2 on sale. what should i get?

#1130aught6Posted 10/8/2013 5:32:24 AM
HL1 is one of the greatest games of all-time. I can't believe people are actual knocking it for looking its age.
The original visuals are part of the experience that needs to be appreciated, just as a Charlie Chaplin movie being silent is part of the experience.

Ch3wy posted...
I feel like tons of people who recommend Black Mesa over HL1 haven't played Black Mesa.

Black Mesa is great, but it's not even finished yet. There's a huge chunk of the game cut out. It's not just a graphical overhaul either.

I was going to ask if the mod was completed, yet...
#12GoldninjaPosted 10/8/2013 9:56:07 AM
I remember when they kept delaying BM. "Will release sometime in 2009". Nope, "2010". Oops, "Will release when it's ready". Then we get a half finished remake. The other half will probably be finished right around the time HL3 comes out in 2023.
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#13xanthan1Posted 10/8/2013 10:17:29 AM
Goldninja posted...
I remember when they kept delaying BM. "Will release sometime in 2009". Nope, "2010". Oops, "Will release when it's ready". Then we get a half finished remake. The other half will probably be finished right around the time HL3 comes out in 2023.


Wasn't it just the very end of the game, you know, the Zen portion? Unless everything I've heard was making it sound MUCH shorter then it is you have no idea what half means.
#14kingoffpsPosted 10/8/2013 10:38:28 AM
Xen is maybe the last 15%-20% of the game at best. Probably closer to 10%. It is nowhere near half.

Unless the remake is making it much longer.
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#15DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/8/2013 10:44:25 AM
kingoffps posted...
Xen is maybe the last 15%-20% of the game at best. Probably closer to 10%. It is nowhere near half.

Unless the remake is making it much longer.


I think they are definitely adding content to the zen portion. I do look forward to playing it all once again when its completed.

Black mesa isn't optimized very well but it looks and plays fine. The changes they've made to the original material aren't too drastic. Worth a play if you enjoyed HL1 or can't stand the graphics of the original.
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