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Half-Life Member Review for the PC

By:
_sic_
07/24/06
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS 32- 32 
PUBLISHER Sierra 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Animated Blood, Animated Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Catch Me Later and I'll Buy You A Beer

Half-Life. Legend. Legacy...It's all good. Half-Life is the combination of the Quake 1+2 engines highly modified to create Half-Life. In 1998 it was released. In 1998 it dominated the First Person World.

Guess What? It still does. You are Gordon Freeman. A resonance cascade has just occured. Ripping dimensional and allowing an Alien race to enter. Gordon wakes up, and looks around to find the Black Mesa Research Facility in pieces. Bodys of scientists lye on the ground as Gordon fights his way through aliens, Hazardous Environment Combat Unit (soldiers) and watched/observed by a mysterious man in a blue suit. Also known as G-Man which possibly stands for Government Man.

Around the time of the release of Half-Life. Games did not have spectacular graphics as Half-Life did. It contained lighting that had never been seen in a game like Unreal. The story is more than you think. Though the game contains absolutly no cut-scenes. It does not require them.

Though throughout the game you will encounter the exact same Barney Calhoun (secuirity guards) and about 5 variations of scientists. And when you do encounter Barney he often states "Catch Me Later and I'll buy you a beer". So whenever you see him, he owes you another beer.

So thats about 230 beers that Barney owes Gordon. But seriously, if you don't like playing old-school games like Half-Life 1. Go get Half-Life 2. Its just as good. Except in the storyline, you will have no idea in what the hell is going on.

You can also wait for Black Mesa (Source). It is a mod for Half-Life 2's Souce engine to recreate Half-Life 1. There are heaps of unique scientists and guards. In Half-Life 1, you are only meant to see the real Barney Calhoun the one time. (At the start on the tram. He is banging on a door). In Black Mesa (Source) you see him one time and thats it.

But if you compare some of the screenshots of a level in BM(S) and Half-Life 1. Well... lets just say Black Mesa (Source) looks awesome.

Overall this game rocks. Even for an oldie.

The FPS of all FPS's.

A
+Great Story
+Great FPS
+Requires A brain
+Very Fun
-I seen Barney the guard 150 times
-I seen that same damn scientist before

For more info on Black Mesa Souce mod go to:
Official Site
For lots of screenshots and features of BM(S)
ModDB

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