Lets have a half life thread. Post all things half life. Discuss half life. Which half life do you like the most??

Lets have a half life thread. Post all things half life. Discuss half life. Which half life do you like the most?? You think half life one is better or half life two? When will we get half life 3???

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Half life 1 is my favorite, I like the atmosphere and gameplay. One theory I always liked was the G-man been a government agent, especially now a days, when conspiracy theories have been flanderized to the point of been parodies of themselves. Half life 1 on the other hand retains that old big brother feeling of old conspiracies, with the g-man following you all the time for example.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Great post. Same here. Half life 1 has that mystery about it while half life 2 despite still being a good game feels far too generic.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I really like the gameplay of half life 2, and the combine as a concept sound interesting, but they are boring in execution, to me at least.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The thing about the combine is that there's hints of something really cool, but it's never elaborated on. They could show us horrors beyond our comprehension that breen describes, ayy lmaos, humans getting turned into synths, the logistics of occupied earth, but instead we get the same three enemies.
          Alyx is a tiny better in that regard, showing the shitty prepackaged food humans have to eat or the brains powering coombine computers or hinting at how collaborators deal with the combine with the shadow lady, but we could still have more. I kinda wisj we got that cut breencast giving people a propagandized version of the black mesa incident.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I agree with you anon. The combines are cool in concept, but in execution they could have learned something of the stroggs for example, the stroggs wich are aliens and humans mechanically enhanced, have a lot of variety to their designs, like humans been combined with tanks, mechanical birds, the iron maidens, even the soldiers come in different flavors of much human to less human and more mechanical and with more firepower.
            Maybe not do the combine so outlandish, but the concept of bio-mechanical enhanced soldiers lends itself to a lot of cool ideas.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I really like the gameplay of half life 2, and the combine as a concept sound interesting, but they are boring in execution, to me at least.

        as someone who played HL1 and 2 just last year, I must say I prefer HL1.

        2 feels like it doesn't explain anything. you show up out of nowhere and do some battle missions and suddenly its over. idk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 90's were the best era to be into conspiracy shit.
      And, yeah. The g-man's deal being left vague is something I much prefer over how personally invested he seems to get on the episodes forward.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think that the problem with mysteries and sequels is that, people tend to gravitate toward the mystery a lot, so for the sequel to grab more attention it needs more of that, but a mystery by nature thrives in it been shown less. So the two seem to be at odds with each other. What we end up with in this case, is the g-man been shown way to much, to the point that it's just normalized (contrary to half life, which apart from some occasions, you had to actively look for him), and not enough to understand him. But he sure is gonna remind you of his plans and how they are kind of falling apart.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Which half life do you like the most??
    OpFor
    >You think half life one is better or half life two?
    Yes
    >When will we get half life 3???
    never

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t.gigachad

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to fuck the HECU assassin when she's wearing her latex

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me too, buddy. Me too.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why is she a chink

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fucking ninjas bro.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking ninjas bro.

        basado

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blue Shift was actually really good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why? Its ten times shorter than half life and has absolutely nothing new to offer. No new weapons, no new enemies. I dont get why it even exists in the first place.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I dont get why it even exists in the first place.
        it was supposed to be an exclusive part of half-life for the dreamcast port as an incentive for people to buy it again
        op4 was to be pc exclusive, and decay was to be ps2 exclusive

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The levels were nice. It was bite sized which was kind of nice in itself.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would you consider something like this cannon? HL:A is in a weird place because it's basically all an artificial event created by the gman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here's your Half-Life 3, bro.
      I did really like it though.

      What, you mean Alyx as a whole? It seems to be the set up for a new canon. Not a guarantee that we're getting HL3, but after Epistle 3 was released the end of Alyx seemed like them saying
      >okay, if we do do Half-Life 3, we're retconning the end of the last game so don't just expect Epistle 3

      I really like the gameplay of half life 2, and the combine as a concept sound interesting, but they are boring in execution, to me at least.

      I loved the menagerie of Xen enemies in the first game, and 2 definitely falls short in that regard. I was very disappointed to find that Alyx was literally just headcrabs and ant-lions again.
      I get that having a whole load of very colourful aliens would offset the sterile and all encompassing feeling of the Combine, whose use of human soldiers adds a lot to their MO, but more variety in synths and troops would have been nice. I like the ones added by Alyx. More Hunter scale enemies for variety beyond humans in body armour but not quite boss battle tier like striders and gunships would have been cool.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I loved the menagerie of Xen enemies in the first game, and 2 definitely falls short in that regard. I was very disappointed to find that Alyx was literally just headcrabs and ant-lions again.
        I spent the entire of Half Life 2 waiting for the interesting alien enemies and Xen levels that never came. Instead I got stormtroopers, shitty vehicles and more stormtroopers.

        HL2 was bland dogshit. HL1 was the GOAT.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, soldiers were always supposed to be augmented. It's the sacrifice you're gonna have to make if you're too good a cop. I wish we could see more of barney. Toeing the line where he isn't a fuckup enough to get stalkered but tries not to be a good enough cop that he gets picked to be turned into a soldier.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The current situation is looking pretty grim

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roger that.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GabeN here, we're putting the finishing touches on HL3 as we speak, inhsallah it should be out tomorrow
    Please look forward to it, arigatougozaimasu

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gaben plz vac unban me from steam my accoun is XxGirZim03xX im sory my gay brother was on my account an he hacked tho i told him not to im rly sorry plz my mom is gonna get mad!!!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sent, and tell your brother next time he hacks he's gonna have to deal with me

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best Half-Life game

    been playing it every year since 2019

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >since 2019

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I played original in 2001 and expansions weren't on my radar until I got a weaker laptop

        2/10 are you even trying

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >younger generation getting into and playing actually good games is... LE BAD!

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also Half-Life 1 has an incredible OST. This is the closest I've been able to find in it's style.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. That paki boy is kinda weird, but he's alright sometimes.
      HL's ost is an odd case, because it's good, but it's pretty much straight up ripped samples most of the time. It makes sense since Bailey is a programmer first and music was his hobby.
      Either way, have some more fan music. I really like this one. It feels alien.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its weird but i never liked hl that much even tho i played it since 2000.
    And yet i keep replaying it again and again and appreciating it each time more.
    Years go by, the market is oversaturated with fps that use the sand mechanisms but valve captured the essence of these moves just right.
    I used to hate on a rail and thought vehicle sections of hl2 were the worst, for example.
    And it just blows my mind how good both first and second game hold. Episodes err not so much. Still, the overall effort must've been enormous.
    As for hl3, if rather it never be released. Let things stay the way they are now. I'm glad that we have what we have.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ah, I just replayed these games (HL1 and OF) this weekend. It goes without saying, but they're both classics.
    I consider it a pretty bold move to give a Deagle as a first gun to a player, but it works well enough.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The atmosphere of Half-Life 2 and source games in general is incredible. I've never experienced anything like it and some of my fondest memories were dicking around in Zombie Survival on Gmod but by god there was so much furry porn on the walls back then

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely adore the sound these goons make

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People really don't understand what made Half-Life so revolutionary back in 1998.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really wish we got some kind of official Half-Life 1.5 with a more visually modernized take on the incident.
    No, Black Mesa doesn't count.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >visually modernised
      ???
      Do you mean made to look more futuristic or literally just updated graphics? If the latter, why not Black Mesa?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Operation: Black Mesa fucking when?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably never

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably not the best place to be saying this but I would honestly fuck a race x shocktrooper, big xeno dudes with emphasized alien-ness as power bottoms makes me diamonds

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're cute. Half-life is a criminally unporned franchise.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i believe in the theory that g-man is the one that ordered/got the hecu to kill the scientists.
    the us goverment wanting to kill the scientists so nobody would learn what they were doing never made clear sense to me.
    why would the us be afraid of france or germany learning the the experiments with portal technology.
    BUT
    If the scientists who have knowledge about local teleportation got catured by the combine, that would be a disaster.
    and fits in with g-man planing far ahead

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then he send the black ops to kill the hecu? Who would have killed the black ops??

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its not dangerous that the combine knows humans have made local teleportation, but that there are no more human teleporter experts so they cant pass it on to the combine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think knowledge getting out that the US had managed to not only invented teleportation but had also discovered and been interacting with a parallel universe would have caused some shit.
      I do agree that Geeman was probably the one who made the call but I think there's a chance he was actually working with the government under some persona at the time. He'd have a justification for sending in the HECU to kill everyone, but the real reason would be slaughtering everyone who could stop the resonance cascade so the Earth would be left open to invasion.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wanna see Breen's role in all this shit. He knew the G-man before shtf, he personally wanted the test to go through, but was he just a nerd who wanted to do dumb science or did he actively get the invasion going because he was he promised the role of earth emperor beforehand?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he was the first one able to communicate with the combine so at some point he had to gain knowledge of what they are and the best way to talk to them before the seven hour war, whether this means he knew what the likely end result would be or gman came to him later on and gave him a deal is debatable

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i dont know why people think breen wants to rule or is an egomanical dictator.
        nothing in the game implies this.
        ive only seen this meme in half life discussions
        When gordon appeared, was he just supposed to go
        >fuck yeah, reincarnated jesus with a physics degree has appeared, the eternall and infinite combine is fucked now!
        his reaction to the combine loosing their patience is more sensible than the rebels who consider gordon their new god

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sure, but bootlickers get the rope pretty much. I think Breen's motivations were intended to be purely self-preservative though, I don't think he wanted to "rule" either

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I imagine G-Man told him there were other universes and pointed him in the direction of getting to them, and Breen thought he'd be declared super cool science king forever if he was the one who gave humanity access to infinite space, energy and resources by unlocking them. I don't think he knew the Combine would invade, he was just the one with the most knowledge of what the fuck was happening and so was the first to act when it came to making a deal, but it was a desperate attempt to salvage a fucked situation. Like, even if you get to be king of the world under the Combine, holy shit it does not seem worth it. He hardly seems to be living like a king; his only concern at this point is probably ensuring that some pathetic scrap of humanity in the form of Overwatch gets to survive. I doubt the Combine ever needed Breen and would have just steam rolled Earth without him.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OpFor #1

    that's all I have to say

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    opfor because the soundtrack (GODDAMN DIDGERIDOO AND DRUMS)
    and then 2 because the soundtrack

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the only thing keeping a multidimensional civilization beyond human comprehension from having even more fuck you OP power and insta teleport across the universe is duct taped to some second hand rusty ship belonging to some shower curtain salesman

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