Now that the dust has settled, is Half-Life 2 a good game?

Now that the dust has settled, is Half-Life 2 a good game? Objectively, without nostalgia or "it influenced every game after 2004 bro" factors?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mental illness

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is good game a good game?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's shit.
    HL1 too.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was too obvious that the story was axed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i dont get what you mean

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they cut everything between 4 and 8 but other than that it was mostly the same.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's okay. All HL2 ideas are truly and fully realized in Episode 2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is Half-Life 2 Episode 2 good then?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.
        One of the best FPS games of all time and the best HL game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But the shooting in it is bad and final level is a slog

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The shooting is fine and the last level is literally the best part of the game

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why is it the best in your opinion?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's like all the best aspects of Half-Life gameplay distilled down to its purest form and injected in to one level and it's also the first good final section in the series

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty good. Any other answer is wrong.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it's good. Not amazing good or revolutionary good, but a perfectly solid experience.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Epic

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its pretty weak
    >piss poor guns
    >retarded AI
    >annoying story segments that halt gameplay
    >bad vehicle sections
    HL1 is the better game no doubt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How can you complain about HL2 having bad guns and AI and then praise HL1 when HL1's guns were objectively weaker and HL1's AI was objectively more retarded?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        HL1's environments and challenges were better, especially on hard difficulty

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're right about the AI but the guns were way better in hl1

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, all HL weapons except for pistol had a great impact against all enemies, HL2 is just a downgrade in this regard

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you had to be there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what happened there

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Now that the dust settled
    The dust settle almost 20 years ago zoomer, it’s a decent well made fps, that’s it

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's epic

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's good

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's bad

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's over

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How long has it been over

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's dead, Jim

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a little airborne! It's still good! It's still good!

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a glorified tech demo, but the world building was nice I guess. The gameplay is mediocre and its everything else that makes it worth playing at least once.
    Garrys mod pre-10 was the best thing about HL2 anyways.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was gameplay bad?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It’s just slow and mediocre. Just a bunch of puzzles showing off the physics engine. The fire fights are nothing special. Episodes 1 and 2 did improve the gunfights a lot.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah the main game has too little classic tactical shooting HL1 has and spends too much showcasing new epic mechanics. They make up for it in the end in the city but it's still worse than HL1

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's good because of the minimalist but incredibly effective environmental storytelling

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't like it even back then, the episodes were much better.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its decent

    honestly i think valve's overall influence on games has been mostly negative

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they made the only good coop shooter game in the history of games (l4d2)

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    valve are reddit

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    valve are NOT reddit

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    valve = reddit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      valve owns reddit?

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    VALVE is not reddit I REPEAT valve is not reddit

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    VALVE IS NOT REDDIT IT JUST IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game is a bit dated now but at the time it was revolutionary. Did a lot of things no other game had done before, as did the original Half-Life. I remember the citadel and end were impressive the first time I played it. Seeing fully animated faces, dogs animations and the gravity gun were also impressive.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was the last time i had a gaming pc, i saved up just to get it and it was awesome. absolute classic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whats your favorite level

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's very mediocre compared to 1. Looking back from hindsight, the 2003 hack/leak pretty much killed the game straight up.
    It's a good 2004 tech demo though, and for 2004, it looked way better than games coming out that year, and the few years that followed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I still don't really understand why leaking the game justified remaking ALL OF IT completely

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The leak wasn't a polished game. It was a lot of janky half finished levels they were clearly still iterating on. Even if it didn't get leaked, the finished product would have probably still been different.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          then how did it kill the game

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not the anon that originally posted the comment, but I think it killed hype for the game because it got a massive delay because of the leak.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              so it sold bad or something?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no. it sold very well. it was the first major game to launch on steam and ended up crashing the service on and off for a few weeks.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how is it killed then

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    valve is based

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      reddit*

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a solid game with a few neat sections. I'd give it an 8/10, and I'll call Ravenholm the best section.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but is it reddit?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is it

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not

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