What I Want From Half-Life 3

Adriaan N.

For what feels like the umpteenth time, rumors have begun to fly
about the possibility of a Half-Life 3 announcement at this year’s E3. While I’ve prepared myself for these rumors to be completely false (Valve seems to think they are), I can’t help but feel as if Valve has been mum for far too long regarding the Half-Life franchise’s future, and that this really could be the year that we see Gordon Freeman and Co.’s next big step. Expectations are high in general, but given just how insanely influential Half-Life 2 was on the shooter genre when it released, mine could be considered astronomical, unrealistic even. I expect nothing but near perfection after almost 8 years of waiting, but I believe Valve is up to the challenge. Here’s what I want to see.

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blinkingfast2207d ago

i want them to make a great game. they know how they are the game makers ill leave the rest up to them as it is there job.

user54670072207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

"2.) A Real Multiplayer Option"

No...just no

Multiplayer/Co-op should never be included in Half life, it's a great single player game that dosen't need something like that tacked on

Look I thought the Portal 2 co-op was a pretty neat idea and it worked well but the fact that Valve even said they had to cut some of the single player to make room for co-op made my heart sink.

They've done co-op DLC so I don't see why they don't focus on making a long single player and then add multiplayer/online after the game has came out. It's a lot easier to add a seperate co-op story line them trying to add single player cotent to an already finished story

Although saying that, I don't think online in Half life would work in any shape or form.

NYC_Gamer2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

Agree,i'm tired of the every game needs to have multiplayer trend.....HL3 should stick to being single player only......we need a great single player only shooter in this day and age...

egidem2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

People these days think of FPS as games that suck the moment they don't have a MP segment. Unfortunately some devs/publishers cave under this pressure due to competition and try to put together an unnecessary multiplayer segment, cutting in on the single player part and sometimes unbalancing the whole experience. Dead Space 2 comes to mind.

Half-Life 1, 2 and the episodes are examples of how a game can be awesome if games focus and stick to the single player experience. I would love Half-Life 3 to stay the same.

These days people want MP or GTFO; and once they have it, some want it to be similar to Call of Duty MP or, once again, GTFO.

-Superman-2207d ago

No, you wrong.
Why not finish Single Player, and then make multiplayer?
Did Multiplayer made Uncharted 2 worse? When its was better than Uncharted 1? No

You cut stuff from single player to make multiplayer - bad thing

You finish making single player and now make multiplayer - good thing

NYC_Gamer2207d ago

Hmmm... does every game need multiplayer?don't we have enough titles from rpgs-shooters with that feature...would it be a crime to want Valve to have HL3 stick to its sp roots and not give into the mainstream trend of online modes...

Summons752207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

maybe uncharted 2 worked with multiplayer but look at uncharted 3 they focused so much on the multiplayer the single player got hurt because of it. If they had focused less on multiplayer than they could have full written out more story and given more back story so we actually understood why Drake wanted to beat Marlow to Iram of the Pillars.

HL3 dose not need a multiplayer.....everything dose not need a multiplayer most of the time if not all of the time. Adding a multiplayer means the resources they would have used on the singleplayer would be taken away, which is NEVER a good thing. There are games like battlefield or call of duty that in reverse shouldn't have a single player to make the multiplayer better....or in call of duty's case actually be a halfway decent game

StayStatic2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

What you talking about :O , Counter Strike Source was the multi-player for half-life 2 (see back cover). It's nice that they come under different IP names , maybe that's the key to not having MP effect the SP quality ?

Moncole2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

I want none of these stuff.

Should stick to what made HL2 great.

EditorAtGNG2207d ago

You don't want new and improved gameplay mechanics, a better and more enhanced story and the possibility to try out a brand new and innovative multyplayer mode? Well aren't you the enthusiastic type.

NYC_Gamer2207d ago (Edited 2207d ago )

I'm really tired of the whole multiplayer trend of gaming...there's enough shooters out there with the mp features already....damn,seems like publishers forgot what single player games are now days.....HL3 could be that game to bring sp shooters back from the grave...

ChocalateDog2032207d ago

What do I want from Half Life 3? Confirmation that it exists, please Valve. D:

And I disagree with the article, Source really is a fine engine, if HL3 looked like Portal 2 I'd be just fine with it. Multiplayer in Half Life? Just no. It just doesn't belong. The tie-ins with Portal are just fine too, no need to go crazy with tie ins.

Another type of cool weapon though, I see no harm in. But keep the Gravity Gun the way it is, thing is amazing.

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