The quest to bring this VR exclusive game to the flatscreen seems to be going well. Modders can do amazing things, can't they?
The fact one person has managed this where every update looks better and better is such an accomplishment People said it couldn’t be done, then said it wouldn’t be done properly... Imagine if Valve, with all those resources, talent, people and money made a non VR game which played like a traditional Half Life game along side this or was released a year later...they could do it no problem.
Still looks ten times worse without VR. Why would you even bother to play it this way?
1) Some people can’t afford VR 2) Others can’t play due to motion sickness or other self problems 3) Maybe they don’t care for VR
Maybe because nobody is stupid enough to buy a worthless vr system for 1 game.
I mean, it would really only be a kinda average game without VR. With VR it is basically a top tier game. This is a removal of features and wow factor in search of accessibility. The way it handles interactivity and immersion are really only possible to fully experience in VR. Glad to see it, but it is kinda a disservice to the game when it does release. Would be like asking for Wii sports on a non-motion gamepad, that would be fire and definitely exactly as good of an experience. /s
Crazy that one guy can build this with the mod tools. Sad that it isn’t from Valve themselves/they didn’t provide a non-VR mode, or that there’s no HL3/full HL game. I’ll definitely try this out though - love HL, don’t love VR.
Didn't provide a non-vr mode as it was made from the ground up for vr specifically so why would they?
Because it’s Valve, if one studio has the time, money and resources to do that, it’s them Especially if the ending changes everything for Half Life 3, a game now vital to understand things going forward
@XbladeTeddy The HL series is enjoyed by a lot of gamers, why lock part of the story exclusively to such a small % of gamers?
Valve could make more money from this game if they released a non vr version.
It would defeat the purpose of the entire project, and the end result would be a much worse game.
so true, ppl need to understand that not all the games have to be traditional nor they need to play all the games.
Agreed, they should release Wii sports on standard gamepad controls, it would be so much better.
The mechanics in the game are made for VR. Without VR it'd be like an Episode 3, kinda.
Pointless. The entire game was built from the ground up to be VR. That means everything from level design, AI, interactivity, the lot. Basically everything that is next level and only possible in VR and 6DOF. Whoever is doing this is basically gimping the game and making it worse, and if anyone wants to argue with any of that, then you just haven't played a FPS in VR, and it's as simple as that. Every single traditional input method gets absolutely demolished by what VR offers in terms of control, be it from interactivity, to aim and firing, to reloading a gun. Makes a KB and mouse redundant in comparison, and a control pad seem prehistoric.
This game was designed, from the ground up, as a VR title. Modders can work wonders, but I'd wait for an official flat launch from Valve or until you can play it as intended rather than risking a less than optimal experience. Some games are just better in VR, just the same as some are just better flat, in my opinion.
Playing VR makes me vomit. Especially when moving around.
Can't wait. Don't understand why people are upset, you played the game with VR good for you, now move along.
Exactly They seem to think this or if Valve did an official version would take that experience away from them It’s really selfish to be honest
This isn't the same situation where, say, you port a game from one platform to another. The game was designed from the ground up with VR in mind. The combat, enemy count, world itself was designed with VR in mind. Sure, you CAN make it a non-vr experience. The end result would be a LESSER experience, and simply pointing that out doesn't make people haters.
My point is it's Valve. They are the one studio who could develop a new version of Half Life Alyx from the ground up so it plays like a traditional Half Life game. It wouldn't make a dent in their companies money. "The end result would be a LESSER experience, and simply pointing that out doesn't make people haters" I'm not saying that makes people haters, my point is people have a go at those who want a non VR version, flipping the f*** out because they seem to think it's SUDDENLY going to make the VR version released worthless or take that away from them. Look at the comments here, it proves that. Rather than just going "Well you have that version we have this...no biggie" It's "NO...you can't have that, why would you want that, you shouldn't. It will lessen the experience, it won't be the same, it was designed from the ground up with VR. I hope Valve don't do it" I couldn't give a shit if it "lessens" the experience because that experience is tied to VR, something I won't even know exists because I haven't played it, so me and others aren't missing out on anything. Do you think the VR will just cease to be or something... If the new game didn't change canon and impact Half Life 3 I wouldn't have cared about missing out, but it's vital to understand the next chapter and not allowing people to experience that before the sequel comes out because of silly reasons is selfish. It's not harming you, it won't take your experience away so why be against it?
As far as I can tell this game was designed around VR so I don't think making it a non vr will work very well unless they add much more to it. That said I haven't played the game yet but hope to do so soon in vr.
Nice for a game about floating hands.
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