To appreciate Half Life 2 you need to find a time machine and travel back 10 years. Playing it today is rather painful. You literally spend half the game falling from ledges, rooftops, etc. It may have been great for it's time, but that time is long past.
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Apr 29, 2014
Member since Apr 2010
I had waited quite a while to get my hands on a copy of "The Orange Box" for PS3, since it seems like everybody can't stop talking about how earth-shakingly wonderful "Half-Life 2" is. Well, maybe you just had to be there at that particular time in gaming history, because I simply couldn't get into it. I didn't find it as exciting as some more recent first-person action games (like "Far Cry 3", "Dishonored", or the Metroid Prime trilogy), nor did I find it as cerebrally interesting as something like "Portal". Speaking of "Portal", I was glad of the opportunity to play it here, although it wasn't nearly as awesome or as involving as its sequel. And "Team Fortress 2" was absolutely worthless to me, because I don't enjoy playing capture-the-flag with anonymous strangers online.