posted by Jeangrey00 (JOHNSON CITY, NY) Apr 20, 2006
Member since Dec 2003
To be honest, I really don't like First Person Shooter games. Halo 2 bored the heck out of me. I'm an RPG fan, so maybe it's no surprise that Halo 2 came across to me as all flash and no substance. Half-Life 2 is NOT like that. It has a story that's actually interesting, great physics, a good balance of action that keeps it from becoming frustratingly hard but keeps it challenging, and some nice puzzles thrown in. And the graphics are pretty darn good too. I gave this game a 10 because I have never enjoyed an FPS before, let alone enjoyed one this much, and it gives me hope for the whole genre. All hail the One Free Man.
Let me say from first hand experience that ports are always going to be better on the original system. If for some other reason you do not have this game for the PC by all means get it for XBOX. I myself have played both versions of the game and besides the graphics being downgraded slightly it is still the same game. And when I say the same game I mean the same game. No new bells and whistles attached to this pony. I don't mean it's a bad thing. HL2 still has all the awesome physics that have been supplied by the almighty source engine. All the pulse pounding excitement that you would experience from a blockbuster movie. And lastly all the fun of whacking a hacker with a crowbar. I once hit a hacker with a crowbar in real life and was sent to jail. Sorry Steve ! (Trust me you'll get that joke if you play the game.) This is being hailed as the last great Hurrah for the XBOX so pick it up.