Hello Anyone??? Did you actually played this junk???
OK, I am a late bloomer, I know it. So after about 7 years that I have the Game of the year edition of Half Life, I decided to see what the hype is all about.
I don't mind games with past graphics, what I really like about a game is a story and a good design that let me blend in the game world effortlessly.
With Half Life what I liked is the promise of a great story and great setting. The good stuff is here.
Also, the scripted events are cool and add to the atmosphere of the game.
OK, that is about it, But Half Life is like a cake that looks great from a distance and turns out to be plastic when you get closer...
For some reason everything that I am about to say has already been said in the past but people chose to ignore it when they gave the game the final scoring. So here is the full list:
Design: Really sucks. This is a FSP, not an adventure game where you have to guess what you need to do next or what valve needs to be opened. It is not Tomb Raider where you have to jump from platform to platform. At times I had to reload 15 times to go past one of those jumping puzzles. Totally out of place.
AI: I guess for 1998 it was great, but by today's games, the AI sucks.
Weapons: Not cool, you have a crowbar, a pistol, machine gun, and some other not very exciting weapons. I have completed 40% of the game and no weapon was really cool.
Monsters: Stupid and not scary at all. Take the zombies for example, they walk slow and simply try to get to you so you should them and they are gone. Or the crab head. Totally annoying. Compare it to Doom's monsters and you get my point. I recently re-played Doom and it was 1000% more fun than this crap.
Bugs: Yes, annoying bugs that prevent you from finishing. Like the one that does not let you leave an elevator and then kills you since you can not move.
I could go on and on. But this game feels half baked and with lots of bugs. I am puzzled what all the hype was about.
The Bottom Line
Life is too short to waste on this crap, go spend time with you family or better still with Halo.