Do you think Epsiode 1 as it stands today, should've Been left alone as Aftermath, or you think EP 1 is a more suited title and why? I personally liked the name Aftermath, I think it suited much better than EP 1 becuase after all it did take place exactlly were Half life 2 left off and shows all the Aftermath in city 17. Epsiode(s) sounds horriblie, no creativity Epsiodie 1, 2 than bloodly 3. When I think EP 1 than there is 2 coming out I start to think of tv epsiodies for little kids:uhm: . Mabey vavle could of put underneath Aftermath Epsiode 1 or Part 1 in finer print like what they have done with Sin.
I voted for Aftermath. I understand that VAVLe has certain plans for the way of continuing the main storyline but I don't think that it has to be called this way. It is obvious that the game is a direct continuation of the story, unlike expansions for Half-Life. Maybe infact it is a different type of game, where instead of full game we recive smaller parts but still as important as main game wich is rather opposite to what expansions are. Therefore maybe VAVLe has created new type of sequel, the episodic content. Still this does not mean that they can't have certain names though, still although it's an episodic continuation of certain title it can have it's own. Also I don't realy belive that VALVe used Aftermath as a name for the project. There's an official mousepad with it in VALVe Store, first trailer used this title, it was used in news updates, shops sell the Prima guide with it in documentation, usualy it's also same for game itself. There's also onem ore good example wich I can't recall atm but would have it if I wouldn't press some stupid key on the stupid laptop keyboard.:p
Aftermath works good, but putting Episode in the title let more people know that Valve was going to use Episodic content. Many people would possibly know that Aftermath would be an episode over interviews posted on the internet. But there are other people who don't dig too deep into upcoming games and just know the title, meaning that they probably won't know that Aftermath is an Episode. Really, I like both, but I chose Episode One instead.
I like Aftermath more, it sounds better
yeah me 2 but the what will they call episode 2 and 3 if Episode 1 was called aftermath ? it would sound weird if it was Half Life Aftermath, Half life Episode 2 then Episode 3.
Maybe they would just make up other sub names like the 'Aftermath'.
A good name for Epsiode 2 would be Half life 2: Outland, Becuase it takes place out side City 17. They should just put EP 1,2 and 3 below the sub name people will still understand that Valve is trying to do this Epsodic thing. I Really dont like Epsiode 1,2 and 3 as a sub name Aftermath should of been EP 1 but Valve could of annouced that theire trying to do Epsiodes in Half life.
Yeah i like the name Half LIfe 2: Outland, i think they should have made sub names up instead of having Episode 1,2,3
'outland'? That kinda implies the... outlying land. Which, as the forest may be to City 17, could be very close to home for the setting of Episode 3... so it could be like, 'in-the-middle land'. Totally.