Gamer.nl: Here's an assignment: find a pair of boxing gloves. Pull them. Then tie your shoe laces. This is the feeling I got from Half-Life 2 when I tried to two bricks on a seesaw balancing. That is a big problem, where apparently no one looking for a solution.
Recently I got the Orange Box off the shelf again, after reading a retrospective on Half-Life 2 in Edge. And again while I undertook the journey of Gordon Freeman I got the feeling that games in interaction with the environment for thirty years still. In fact, they are worse.