More Reviews
REVIEWS Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Review
Bandai Namco resurrects the DB fighting franchise without the use of a Dragon Ball. Are the new features worth the sacrifice in combat depth?

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is adorably cute but frustrating to play.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Danganronpa Another Episode: Ult Preview
At NIS America's press event, the publisher revealed the third-person action side story to the Danganronpa series.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Resident Evil Revelations 2
Release date: Out Now

Dragon Ball XenoVerse
Release date: Out Now

Screamride
Release date: 03/03/15

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15


LATEST FEATURES Buy, Try, Die: March 2015 Releases
Bloodborne, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Sid Meier's Starships, Mario Party 10: What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?!

BAMF Babes: Caroline Becker
Wolfenstein: The New Order had an amazing supporting cast but one of them stood out over the rest.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

Half-Life 2: Episode One Member Review for the PC

jayers By:
jayers
08/19/06
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE First-Person Shooter 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER EA 
DEVELOPER Valve 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language

What do these ratings mean?

There it is. The Addon the world was waiting for. As almost every PC-Gamer on Earth played Half-Life², the bar was set up high for Half-Life Episode 1.

First of all, i would like to argue about Steam. The platform, which contains all of the Valve games, is crappy at all. When I buy a game, i would loke to play it, not download an Upgrade before i play. And the most annoying thing about it is that it does not always upgrade before you can play. There was a problem that Steam started the update during the game, and then the game crashed. This is not a good support Valve!

But now let us come to the game. All in all, there are 0 changes to the original game. Everything you saw in Half Life 2, you will see in Episode 1 again. There are no new weapons; except for one monster there are no new enemies and even the gameplay with the physic puzzles seem to be just taken from the original version. Because Half Life 2 was one of the most electrifying games of all time episode 1 has to prove to be worthy to be a Valve product as HL2. But this proof is not given by episode 1. It cannot because again the game is the same as HL2 but without the WOW-effect as HL2 gave to the users who played it for the first time. The AI which was not good even in HL2 has not improved that much that it would make this a point in which episode 1 beats HL2. The only thing i agree with this product is its price. But the playtime is about 4-6 hours as you play on hard or on the easy mode. If you ask me the game is far too easy and there were only some passages which made me die more than once.

So if you are addicted to Half Life this game is a must have, but as a usual gamer who already played HL2 it is not necessary to buy this game. If you have not played HL2 I would not recommend that you start witht the addon though it would be possible to play the game without HL2, but then the story of episode one is not understandable because there is no review to the story of HL2 in the beginning in episode 1!


More information about Half-Life 2: Episode One
 
B- Revolution report card
Views: 2024 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution