Den of Geek's Daniel Hill asks if never playing any of the Half-Life series is a gaming crime.
I have and for some reason I couldn't get into it. Oh well, everyone's different I suppose. I might try it out again one day.
Same here. It's not a bad game, it's just not my cup of tea.
I don't know which game in the series you're talking about or how far you got but I will say this. I played the original Half life at a friend's house and it was a fun shooter for its time and loved the opening of Half life 2 but pretty early into Half life 2 I kinda hated it. A chase sequence I thought was gonna last about ten minutes had lasted about an hour and I just wanted to quit, being used to games that jump between exciting cutscenes and set-piece gameplay. I pressed on out of boredom and a little further in it just hit me. How the long journey between events made the events so much more meaningful, how amazing the characters and design were. After completing Half life 2 and both of the short episodes that followed it I count it as my favourite game of all time.
a lot of younger games probably never have, more common than you would think
How daaaaaare you. There are many comments I would make but I don't want to spend 8 years in prison so I will simply say you should play them.
<------ Has never gotten passed the first 20 minutes of final fantasy 7.
My problem was that I played CS then half life. By the time I started tryin to get through the story I had clan commitments and couldnt find the time or motivation to play through all of the main game. Now I blame CS for the gaming makeup of today cos it is such a good damn game and has spawned the ridiculous number of FPS online games we have today. COD got nothing on it.
Yeah just go play it. Whilst the graphics might not hold up now against the likes of crysis, the half life series is one of those rare items where you remember every level and feel like you have been in an incredible journey by the end. HL2 is the best game ever made just go buy the orange box for a few quid and play it.
I've gone through Half Life at least a dozen times since I first got my mitts on it many years back. There's not a lot it does that more recent titles haven't done better since, but regardless, it's more than worth a visit. The modding community was pretty great too. Try some SP mods; my personal recommendations are They Hunger and Heart of Evil.
Best FPS ever with great SP mods.
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