Half Life 2 Episodic Gaming Setbacks and Advantages -1 reply

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DarthDementous

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#1 12 years ago

I read an article about Half Life 2's new episodic gaming and baught Half Life 2 Episode One. It was just as good (if not better) than Half Life 2. But there was one setback: It was too SHORT! I beat it the first day I got it! It was still a good deal for my 20 dollars, though. I think instead of Half Life 2's episodes being about 6 hours long, they should be about ten hours long. That would be enough to keep most gamers entertained until the next episode arrives. I think many Half LIfe 2 fans hope that episode two will be a longer game. If you have any Setbacks or Advantages about episodic gaming, please post them here!




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#2 12 years ago

It still ruled though and explaining the aftermath is awesome. ALSO TEAM FORTRESS 2 IS COMING FREE WITH EPISODE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GONNA BE FRICKEN AWESOME!!!!!!! Team Fortress was a classic and this is gonna be awesome, they have replaced the graphics with cartoony/cel shaded type but it looks amazing. Im gonna buy all 3 episodes, have you seen the Mini Striders that appear in Ep2?! I cant wait.




DarthDementous

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#3 12 years ago

The mini-striders do look awesome. I can't wait to fight one.




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#4 12 years ago

Valve have promised the HL2 community that both Episode 2 and Episode 3 will be as long as HL2. Whether that means playing time or distance you travel, it should still take a lot longer to complete than Episode 1.

Oh, and the 'mini-striders' are called Hunters.




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#5 12 years ago

Cool!




Wraith_9

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#6 12 years ago

Yes. Very "cool".




pvt. Allen

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#7 12 years ago
Wraith_9Valve have promised the HL2 community that both Episode 2 and Episode 3 will be as long as HL2. Whether that means playing time or distance you travel, it should still take a lot longer to complete than Episode 1. Oh, and the 'mini-striders' are called Hunters.

VAVLe has only stated that in Half-Life 2: Episode Two you'll cover similar distance as in Half-Life 2 itself, there was no promis of much longer gameplay realy.:uhm:




Wraith_9

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#8 12 years ago

Well distance usually takes the same amount of time to travel if you walk or run at a constant speed (i.e. Gordon Freeman). Whatever it is, it should at least be longer than Episode 1.




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#9 12 years ago

They should have just waited and incorporated all 3 episodes together, imagine if noone was told about the episode discussion, they would be thinking "this really is 3 completely different environment" If they kept them altogether and called if HL3 it would have been a lot less confusing. That and it wouldn't have taken 6 years to make the sequel like the transition from hl1 to hl2.




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#10 12 years ago

Infact it still would take quite much. VAVLe has given few reasons for use of episodic content. Also remember that the episodes do not stand for Half-Life 3, but a continuation of the Half-Life 2 plot. As I see it, looking at the great deal of differences beteween Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the final part would rather, and should take us to compleately new, culiminating point. All innovations and events presented to Half-Life universe with release of Half-Life 2 though, leave alot of space for additional events and side storys wich couldn't or were not intended to be incorporated in main game. So the episodes are basically continuation of the events in universe set in Half-Life 2, while real sequel might present us with another world of difference to the serie.