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    jws412's Half-Life 2 (PC)

    [February 4, 2012 04:34:54 PM]
    I started playing Half-Life 2 three days ago. I have been extremely impressed by it because the game flow is quick and intense, and the story is unique and captivating. Before I get into talking about the game and its story in detail, understand that I have not played Half Life 1.

    At the start of the game, the player gets immersed into a world past the brink of destruction, meaning that the player can obviously see that the world is not as it should. The first scene of the game is an old man's head appearing in the screen telling you strange things in an even more absurd way of speaking. As you continue, the story gets only weirder and darker, which pulled me into it even deeper.

    Since I am a role-player and love role-playing video games, story is always the make or kill feature of games for me. This story is amazing and does more to captivate the player than anything else in the game.

    The gameplay is tremendous because it is extremely realistic. You start out the game utterly defenseless, but most evade capture from a much superior force. Shortly into the game, you receive your first weapon - a crowbar. With this weapon, you can defend yourself and quickly kill a soldier to receive a gun. The aiming is simple yet very effective with considerably realistic physics. Meaning that the gun recoils realistic with each shot and head killers do extra damage. My only complaint about the game is that it does not allow the player to look down the scope and manually aim.

    The game is very innovative for its time because its graphics are amazing for when it came out, the physics engine realistic, the story detailed and well thought out.

    The game creates conflict by placing you in a strange world and giving you only one command: RUN! The steam reward structure is enjoyable because it allows you to show off your achievements in game to your friends. The other reward system is giving you a feeling being a major badass because you can kill an army of advance soldier with just a crowbar.

    The game flows very well through having not out of game cutscenes and few loading areas. There is, however, one drawback in the game: no multiplayer.
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    jws412's Half-Life 2 (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Saturday 4 February, 2012

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