More Reviews
REVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Review
Does Beyond Earth lead humanity to a better world or into a nest of aliens?

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Review
I had no idea there was that much silicon in Japan. But it only makes the balance that much more impressive, doesn't it?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) Preview
Anyone brawling at home will find plenty to love in the latest console version of Nintendo’s franchise, though amiibo figures lend a layer of ownership not seen before.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: Out Now

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

PlayStation Download October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's PSN platform had new games each week along with free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Take a look at the weekly additions for October.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

Half Life Dc Preview

Colin By:
Colin
01/07/04
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE First-Person Shooter 
PLAYERS 00 
PUBLISHER Sierra 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE  

Do two Half-Life's make a Whole Life?

Barney the security guard was sort of an average fellow. Never very smart or ambitious, he was content with his life at the Black Mesa facility. Sure, he had no idea what sorts of experiments were being conducted, but he didn't really care. He put in his forty hours a week and collected his paycheck at the end of every month. No fame, no glory, just the everyday life of a security guard. .

Everything was going fine for Barney until Half-Life was brought to the Dreamcast. Developed internally by Valve, the makers of Half-Life for the PC, this is one of the most anticipated titles for the Dreamcast . . . and for good reason. Featuring new weapons, optimized Dreamcast graphics, and an entirely new scenario, Half-Life is sure to please both console gamers who have never heard of Gordon Freeman as well as PC users who think they've seen it all.

Though still not completed, the graphics show what the Dreamcast can really do. Just have a look at the screenshots to see what I mean.

The gameplay is identical to the PC version, with a few minor changes. Gordon's adventure is all there, complete with in-game cut-scenes and voice acting. On top of that, Gearbox Studios (makers of Half-Life: Opposing Force) has designed an entirely new scenario based around the events of Barney, the security guard. Treated much differently by the NPCs, Barney truly gets no respect. Explore new areas of the Black Mesa facility as you try to keep Barney alive.

Unfortunately, Half-Life will not have Internet multiplayer on the newly announced Sega.net. It should be noted, however, that rumors abound that Team Fortress Dreamcast is in the works, so keep your fingers crossed.

Historically, most PC to console ports have different developing teams, and are hence generally poor. But with Valve designing the game and Gearbox enhancing it, Half-Life for the Dreamcast is sure to be a winner. Run and hide, alien scum...Barney's on the job.

Scientists rejoice! Half-Life is due out in Summer 2000.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Half Life Dc


More On GameRevolution