They won because a few things. 1. They may have had thousands upon thousands of strinders and gunships. 2. Maybe synths we never saw won it. 3. Maybe an armada of capital ships. 4. millions of transhumanoid soldiers If all they had were striders it would be hundreds of thousands to destroy earth's defences. So I think it was tech unseen in HL2. After they surender, the majority of their forces left to other planets leaving only hundreds of striders and many apcs and hunters.
Yes, for them to win it was probably things we havent seen yet that caused us to lose...
But all i am saying is the things we do see.. doesnt seem like they would have won
Merc, what kind of Combine technology do you think we haven't seen yet? I think one new one that just came up might be the "psycic blast" from the Combine advisors in the Red Room of the Citadel. They may have just blown everybody's head to pieces.
Yeah but for the "Psychic Blast" to work you have to be in close Range...
At the beginning you where rigth beside it, and at the end they flew right over top of you..
But that would hurt... having your brain destroyed.... would it though? your brain cannot feel pain.. HMM!!
I think its called headache. In Wikipedia's Half Life article, the combine are fat and sluggish and useless physically, and rely on technology to keep them alive. But their minds are extremely advanced. This "Psychic blast" is most likely to them like using their minds to have a thought. This is probably the reason it doesn't kill, or it is so weak and is only able to work at close range.
No, when you have a headache its the surrounding tissue that is in pain, the brain doesnt feel pain.. thats why they can do open brain surgery with you awake ...
The psychic blast would be a pretty cool tool to have lol, anyone bothers you just blow their brain...
But the combine, them sluggish foe, are smarter then us humans, so i bet they will figure a way out to destroy us, even in their state at the moment
Ok, tech I think they would use. 1. Destroyers. Massive combine space vessels the bombard the earth. That in itself could probably destroy all the military in 7 hours. 2. Hmm, maybe huge thumpers like for antlions but different. A huge cargo synth would drop it in the middle of a city or military base and it would destroy everything near it with seismic waves. 3. Maybe brain blast machines that would cause whole armies to surender to make the pain stop. 4. A treaded synth tank that shoots powerful beams to destroy tanks and buildings. Also machine guns for infantry. This beam is unlike the strider because it take less time to charge. Maybe just a 6 legged synth instead of treaded. Umm, cant think of more. But the brain blaster and the destroyers seem like the most possible ideas.
Well all the HL1 Synths like that Soldier synth can probably take out a lot of soldiers, i want to see them in the nea hl2 future
There were no synths in HL1.
Really? what about that Big guy that shot flies out of his Arm...?
Ahh nvm, im wrong, Synths are what the combine Created, the guy i am thinking about is a Xen creature... but he is a Zen soldier or something because he has a built in fly gun