Many of you by now have heard of Half-Life 2. Half-Life was a big success on the PC a few years back, and now it’s making its return to the PC with a big noise. Half-Life 2 is possibly one of the most hyped PC games of the year! For nearly 5 years Half-Life fans have been patiently waiting for this game, and in a few short weeks it will be theirs.
For those of you who don’t know who Valve is, just look at some titles likeCounter-Strike. When Half-Life and Counter-Strike came out a while ago, they ruled the PC gaming world. Well that’s also what Valve has in mind this year. The graphics look great, and the realism is outstanding. Not only will the graphics and visuals be stunning, but sound plays a major roll in this game as well. Depending on what objects hit, it differs in noise. The facial expressions are great too. If your team is doing bad, well then the facial results will be as bad.
Also for those of you who don’t know about the original Half-Life, here’s what it’s all about. You are in an underground lab, conducting experiments, and
then, like you guessed, everything goes wrong. You unleash monsters and creatures you only see in nightmares. But then again you live this nightmare by saving the world. Some old characters will be making their appearance in this game as well. Such as the head-crab and bull squids and such. Don’t worry though, there are many new creatures too. But we don’t want to spoil anything. The story takes place in what appears to be a European city of some sort. And aliens have invaded! How did we all predict this?
Half-Life 2 will be shipping in an impressing 2 versions! The normal version will feature the normal game and mods. The second version is the Collector’s Edition. This will be interesting to see. Most fans of the series will likely want to get the Collector’s Edition which has more goodies that should include the original Half-Life game using the new Source engine. Don’t get too excited though, it will run you a hefty $80! More about this can be found at http://doabarrelroll.ca.
So here’s a general idea of what the game is about. You are Gordon Freeman. A scientist who basically is born onto this earth to kill aliens. A lot of people are counting on him to save the earth. But no problem, it’s just saving the earth from destruction! Well you are playing the role, so it’s up to you to save the Earth!