am i the only 1

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am i the only 1

Postby jp on Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:00 pm

am i the only 1 who hasn't completed hl2 and b4 u reply quickly with noob plz read the whole post. the reason i haven't completed this game as i find it so terrible boring when i first got it i stopped playing when u get in the buggy and kill big bugs that kinda od reminds me of startship troopers i just couldnt take the bordem no more and stopped playing 6 months later tried again and this time got 2 the airboat b4 u even get 2 meet alyexs dad and got bored again and gave up. i have currently tried again after ppl saying hl2 is better than fear hl2 is better than quake 4 and yet again it just doesnt hold my attention unlike quake 4 and fear which i have played all the way through,

imo there is just not enough action and when there is the a.i is extremly poor even on the hardist setting graphics wise amazing best ever but graphics do not make a game gameplay does and thats something hl2 is lacking

is there something i'm missing or were most ppl suckered into thinking the game was good just cos of the graphics.

the reason i'm making this post is somewhen aftermath will b released and i'm really hoping the gameplay is better but i dont want 2 play it without finishing hl2 but atm it just cant hold my attention longer than 5 mins. i want 2 know if any1 else feels this way or is this game as good as every1 seems 2 make out and i have just gone mad.


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Postby pzych0 on Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:02 pm

Extremely hard to follow your post.. I personally found hl2 easy on easy and medium mode, but pretty difficult on hard mode. If there is one thing I couldn't describe hl2 as its boring...
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Postby Little_Devil on Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:43 pm

pzych0 wrote:Extremely hard to follow your post.. I personally found hl2 easy on easy and medium mode, but pretty difficult on hard mode. If there is one thing I couldn't describe hl2 as its boring...


Think thats the point, except for the hard level, I didn't find that any harder than mid level.

As for gfx being good, well maybe there is someting wrong with your eye sight. HL2 has some very good graphic artists and the artwork is good yes, but the engine is dated and that is probably part of the problem.

Sorry I don't see any curves on there even the wheels aint round. :roll:
Just look at the gfx engine on ID software for a good example of what the gfx should look like.

As for game play, that is down to the person playing it. I founf Doom3 quite boring actually due to its dated story line. HL2 has changed from HL1 in that respect and allthough the basics are there they changed the story somewhat.


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Postby BloodSpitter on Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:09 pm

Sorry jp,i couldnt understand some of your post, but i havent completed HL2 either, reason being i found it boring too, guess thats what happens when counter strike comes along with it too.
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Postby jp on Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:15 pm

i hadn't slept 4 2 days when i made this post. lil ones ill (the joys of being a parent lol) let me explain a bit as my first post was a bit garbled.

i liked the story of the game and it was good that while the story sections were being told u could still move around and look at things at ur lesiure and not miss the plot. which is better than cut scenes u cant skip.

i knew b4 i brought the game that it wasn't going 2 b mindless shooting ala quake doom and most fps games, i have played the orginal hl1.

but some sections of the game airboat buggy i found very boring and i feel these long sections were used 2 extend the game time rather than enhance gameplay.

and what else stops me completing the game is the a.i is so bad even on hardist settings that there was just no challenge. in a game i like it 2 be a challenge 2 stay alive or be stuck on a puzzle but with hl2 it all feels 2 easy


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Postby Lord Lucan on Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:10 pm

i only played hl2 for about a week got to the buggy part then thought i'd try and see what this counterstrike thingy was all about and havent been off it since :sniper:

only upgraded me pc to play hl2 so twas a very expensive game to play only for a week :lol:

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Postby GazNET on Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:11 pm

I can quite honestly say that HL1 and HL2 are two of best games I have ever played on any format.
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Postby hilly22 on Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:53 pm

Frankly i completey agree with JP. It is a very boring game. Sure the graphics are great and I have an X700 AGP card but it is dull to do at all. I found that with HL1 i couldent leave it for 14 hrs straight. I get very bored after 5-10 minutes on HL2. No CSS does not really hold me attention either. CSS is not diverse enough. I prefer Battlefield 1942 (see other posts in relevant sections).


But yeah HL2 is mindnumbingly dull!!

I might get lynched after posting this :cry:

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Postby The_Pope on Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:56 pm

If you find HL2 boring, DL S-Mod, kicking enemies till they explode owns :P
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Postby kiA on Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:22 pm

I also found it boring and tedious having to battle one after another of those annoying helicopters. This is where I enabled the cheats and just went past that bit, taking it back off again once past the repetitive bits.

There are some really nice sections after the boat and car. The much anticipated Lost Coast was also a disappointment, sure it had HDR but by the time it was released I had already experienced it elsewhere.

For me the gameplay is way too linear, no real choices. I will play Aftermath, just a something different to CS:S. I don't like the Quake series and found F.E.A.R. to be predictably silly. I found myself fondly remembering play Tom Clancy's Rogue Spear; something that I used to play time and time again.

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Postby shadow on Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:35 pm

half life and half life 2 are 2 of the best games ive ever played, ive played hl2 5 times now and i still somethimes play some missions again.
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Postby ƒookin ßomboclaat!!™ on Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:33 pm

i quite liked it . i made a promise that i would get real far before i got to play css. lucky i got to the sitadel on hard before i went on to CSS
cos i put on css and forgot abouthl2 fr 3 months . went back clocked it and now im back to play css PERMINENTLY

you have to play it before css simple as . you wont go back otherwise.

when you get to the bit when you go to that town . (forgot the name) there is shed loads of action with mutated humans everywhere and grav gun firing steel blade disks and hidrogen canisters . shotties and puzzles . its good man .

quake is more up tempo and throws you straight into the action, doom 3 sucks
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Postby hilly22 on Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:28 pm

I still maintain hl1 is a better game than hl2

or battlefield
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Postby pzych0 on Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:39 pm

I see this got uber-bumped, but still...

hl1 was indeed better than hl2. That doesnt stop hl2 being the second best SP game ever imo...

Ravenholm alone secures that title...
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Postby ƒookin ßomboclaat!!™ on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:02 pm

pzych0 wrote:I see this got uber-bumped, but still...

hl1 was indeed better than hl2. That doesnt stop hl2 being the second best SP game ever imo...

Ravenholm alone secures that title...

thats the town . chapter "dont go to Ravenholm" wicked
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Postby MisterMushroom on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:51 pm

Half Life 2 Is far too easy on hard! I completed it in no time. From playing HL1 in easy a lot, well i tried it on hard and still found it not challenging enough!!
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Postby ƒookin ßomboclaat!!™ on Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:56 pm

MisterMushroom wrote:Half Life 2 Is far too easy on hard! I completed it in no time. From playing HL1 in easy a lot, well i tried it on hard and still found it not challenging enough!!

hahaha you typed it sv_cheats and god didnt you . my mate said exactly the same thing and i found out he cheated
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Postby The_Pope on Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:02 pm

na, he is right FB, it is too easy on hard...

Try SMod, it is near impossible on hard, wiht nearly 3 times as many enemies and new ones (including invisible combine O_O)
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Postby CATCHERAL on Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:05 pm

ound hl2 boring tbh
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Postby wildross on Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:44 pm

i got a new pc for the release of HL2, (mobo cpu and memory )

i played all the way through till the end be for starting to play css, wouldnt have completed it else
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