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  • nickthegun 9 Jan 2013 17:23:09 61,325 posts
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    Theres a big long list of reasons why half life 2 was a game changer.

    'DERP! DER BOAT SECTION WUZ TOO LONG!' invalidates precisely none of them.

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  • Deleted user 9 January 2013 17:23:34
    HL2 was great for the time. Still more than playable, in my opinion. Ep 1 was kind of shit. Ep 2 hinted at a dramatic change in the series in its finale, which then just mutated into Left 4 Dead.

    Edited by meme at 17:23:56 09-01-2013
  • MetalDog 9 Jan 2013 17:24:52 23,920 posts
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    I loved the buggy section in HL2. You could make a decent game out of the road trip with guns goodness there all by itself.

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  • morriss 9 Jan 2013 17:25:17 71,286 posts
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    Shenmue was boring.
  • nickthegun 9 Jan 2013 17:26:27 61,325 posts
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    EP1 was OK, EP2 had its moments but, as an experiment, it clearly wasnt working, so they were right to bin the episodic format.

    Stick a texture pack on HL1 and its more than playable and that fuckers 15 years old.

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  • oceanmotion 9 Jan 2013 17:27:55 16,129 posts
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    Maybe if it didn't load so much.

    I hope Source 2.0 fixes that. Valve never heard of streaming.
  • Deleted user 9 January 2013 17:29:05
    The problem with Ep1 was mostly that its core was that fucking horrible "lead the survivors" thing. Urgh. Ep2 had a shitty beginning of traipsing around boring antlion nests (though running away from the queen is the closest I've come to shitting myself over a videogame), but as soon as it opened up and became more nonlinear it was great.
  • Kay 9 Jan 2013 17:37:43 17,969 posts
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    I actually really liked Episode 1. It was basically HL2 distilled into about five hours, and had enough variation in the chapters. Still not got round to playing Episode 2, though.

    Edited by Kay at 17:38:29 09-01-2013
  • Deleted user 9 January 2013 17:39:41
    Seeing as hating HL2 now seems to be a popular opinion, I'm going to come out and say it's possibly my favourite game ever.
  • PazJohnMitch 9 Jan 2013 20:29:31 8,731 posts
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    I thought Episode 2 was very good.

    Actually preferred it to HL2 when I played orange box. (Although I had played HL2 before on the old Xbox before playing it again in the Orange box whereas EP2 was all new).
  • andytheadequate 9 Jan 2013 20:58:15 8,365 posts
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    I really didn't like half life 2, but mainly because it gives me horrible motion sickness. I played it in 2008 and it still seemed fairly modern then so I imagine it was very good in 2004
  • psychokitten Moderator 9 Jan 2013 21:03:08 7,794 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Seeing as hating HL2 now seems to be a popular opinion, I'm going to come out and say it's possibly my favourite game ever.
    This is exactly what I was thinking of posting.
  • DrStrangelove 10 Jan 2013 23:19:54 4,663 posts
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    Don't think liking HL2 is unpopular just because some people in this thread think otherwise.

    When HL1 came out, it was an absolute revelation. Consensus was that it completely overshadowed its rivals Unreal and Quake 2, and I agreed. Playing HL1 original or Black Mesa today, I must say, without the revolution counting anymore, Quake 2 is actually more fun to play (I always found Unreal lacking in gameplay).

    When HL2 came out, it was a revelation again, and I agreed. Character animations and physics engine totally put its rival Doom 3 to shame. Playing them again today, Doom 3, although disappointing, is actually more fun to play.

    Once you get past the revolutionariness of the HL series, it is pretty 8/10-ish stuff.
  • CharlieStCloud 10 Jan 2013 23:24:02 5,530 posts
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    Quake IV is actually really good, linearity and frame-rate issues aside, on the campaign.

    One of my favourite FPS...!
  • HelloNo 10 Jan 2013 23:26:41 1,278 posts
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    It's kinda like watching Citizen Kane: at the time everything was novel and amazing. But now after years of everyone using HL2, and before it HL1, as a benchmark and copying just about everything from it in some for or another, it's just not impressive when you look back at it.
  • DrStrangelove 11 Jan 2013 00:14:13 4,663 posts
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    Nintendo was always better than Sega
  • Psychotext 11 Jan 2013 00:19:45 55,032 posts
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    I genuinely can't remember which side of the fence I was on in those days. Sickeningly I think I liked both... I had no idea I was supposed to choose. :(

    I wasn't really a console guy in those days.
  • DrStrangelove 11 Jan 2013 00:22:49 4,663 posts
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    Both were great, but Nintendo consoles always had the better games.
  • bad09 11 Jan 2013 00:28:52 6,255 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Nintendo was always better than Sega
    Is that an unpopular view though? Certainly true of Saturn and N64 and a pretty damn close call for SNES and MD in terms of games (SNES was the easily better hardware though). Never has NES or MS so can't comment there.

    Also Mario will always look at Sonic and snigger a little especially when they both moved to 3D.
  • Fourwisemen 11 Jan 2013 00:36:35 193 posts
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    'A 40 hour campaign' is not a selling point.

    It may suggest value for money but more likely highlights how little valuable time I have to offer.
  • roz123 11 Jan 2013 00:45:04 7,113 posts
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    Yeah it's crazy but these days Segas biggest selling games have Mario in the title
  • DrStrangelove 11 Jan 2013 02:55:47 4,663 posts
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    bad09 wrote:
    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Nintendo was always better than Sega
    Is that an unpopular view though?
    I believe there are lots of Sega fanboys on EG, and this needs to be settled. Once and for all. (it's not like the Sega fanboys would have any chance)
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 03:05:09
    I don't really get stealth gaming myself. But I admire people who have the patience for it. Wait half a minute for someone to look the other. Fun I suppose imagining your a deadly assassin.
  • PenguinJim 11 Jan 2013 05:51:20 6,010 posts
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    Games are very cheap. Maybe too cheap. I'd probably pay a little bit more for games.
  • mal 11 Jan 2013 05:58:12 22,841 posts
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    Sonic > Mario
    SNES > MD
    Sega Rally > MarioKart64
    Virtua Fighter > Killer Instinct
    N64 > Saturn
    Dreamcast > *
    Nintendo > Sega

    I'm a bit conflicted.

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  • King_Edward 11 Jan 2013 07:37:30 11,471 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    Games are very cheap. Maybe too cheap. I'd probably pay a little bit more for games.
    That's a good one. Very unpopular.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 07:55:09
    PenguinJim wrote:
    Games are very cheap. Maybe too cheap. I'd probably pay a little bit more for games.
    Games publishers have de valued their products by continuing to price slash their games with in two to four weeks of launch.

    Why would you buy a launch title for 40 when within the month it is 25 quid?

    I got borderlands 2 for 21, far cry 3 for 22.50.
    Halo 4 was 25 in a couple of weeks, dishonored was 23.
  • jonsaan 11 Jan 2013 08:03:30 25,440 posts
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    Plus the fact that 40 quid for a game is too expensive.

    You often get shipped a buggy product that needs numerous patches and then they try and sell you DLC and cheats that should have shipped day one. Not to mention season passes for maps etc.

    Edited by jonsaan at 08:07:27 11-01-2013

    FCUTA!

  • PazJohnMitch 11 Jan 2013 08:06:26 8,731 posts
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    Given the amount of games I own but have not played; games must be too cheap. Otherwise I would not have a backlog.

    However I am not prepared to pay more for them.
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