HL2: Ep 1


#1

Here’s my “No Spoiler” review of HL2: Episode 1:-A soundtrack to rival those of Valve’s other two games.-High quality model for Alyx Vance.-Engine optimizations (higher settings with the same hardware).-“Zombine”, Combine Zombies.-Alyx’s lines, such as “Oh snap!”, are awesome.-I hate poison headcrabs. With a passion.-Do a second run through with the commentary on.One unfortunate fact for those on this project though: flying has effectively been “nerfed.” You can no longer hold an object directly under you, so therefore you cannot fly anymore. I tried.


#2

My dl is 65% done, it will be finished in 24 hours. I wish I wasn’t capped! :frowning:


#3

There are no any chances to dl episode1 via steam for me, so I wait for retail package =)


#4

I am not buying it. I don’t have a credit card. I MIGHT buy it when it comes retail…I am downloading the PROViSiON release :slight_smile:


#5

#6

PROViSiON release is ok. first level’s HUD was a little messed up, and then the game unexpectedly quit right at the end, so I watched the end part off of Google Video. Seems like everyone’s having a different experience with it… but mines ok for now.This game was AWESOME. Definitely play it if you even remotely liked HL2. It is short, but it takes a while to play through it. Valve’s estimate of 4 to 6 hours is correct.cant wait for the HL2DQ run of this :slight_smile:


#7

Buy the damn thing. If the hl2dq team keeps up this level of endorsing piracy, particularly of such great stuff from such a great publisher, you can guarantee this project will cease to be supported by a large segment of the community not to mention valve themselves.


#8

Episode 1 was VERY impressive for me. I found that with the engine optomization I could play fine with HDR, as with Lost Coast I couldnt.I’m doing another run with commentary now. Buy it, buy it, buy it! Its definately a must buy.


#9

I was disappointed with it to be honest. Will never live up to HL2.


#10

Lots of people are dissapointed with it because of the shortness of it. They said it would be short and its only one chapter, $20.How can you be dissapointed with the gameplay though? In my opinion it was great.


#11

Gameplay was bad in my opinion. I like a little faster pace at times, and I hate dragging Alyx around :frowning:


#12

it was far better than I expected and it was certainly worth $20.00 imo :slight_smile: I thin they did quite well focusing on Alyx. commentary was also fun.but yeah, I hope ep2 will be faster paced than this.


#13

I picked it up at Circuit City today. It’s on sale for $7.99 all week :stuck_out_tongue: Supplies limited though.


#14