And so, I finished Half Life 2. Finally. After a long time of waiting for a copy, i got to know and play one of the best of games out there. For me, i just took around 6-7 hours to complete it and i did it in one go (its a short game). Morning to Night. I was kinda jobless so it didn’t make it a bother. I had just completed Episode 1 the previous night. That took around 2 days. But what a journey till now!. Half Life 2, Ep.1, Ep.2… they should be titled as legendary stuff within the gaming community.Totally one of the best games out there, with the best graphics, story, intensity and ‘character beauties’ ( i fell for Alex 😀 – head over heels). Its more like a movie. A very long movie, but something that is really worth it in the end. The thing is that it still hasn’t finished. There is HL Ep.3 waiting in the production lines that is claimed to the last of this series.
That may be the last of the series of HL, but i personally don’t think that would be the last of Gordon Freeman. Fans, like me, wouldn’t want him to just disappear after a few games (remember Sherlock Holmes). Ep.3 was supposed to be released this year. Now that there is no news about it till, with nothing surfacing in the E3 of late 2008 other than some concept screen shots and artwork, i guess next year would be a more probable time that we will get to see it. I just cant wait for that one to come out, cuz Ep.2 ended at a point where i went like “WHAAAATTTTT!!! NO NO NO…NOT NOW..DON’T STOP NOW!!!” 😛 You kill yourselves when u start seeing the credits (you will be dying to continue the game… cuz that’s how it ends.. with superb suspense).
I found a lot of information regarding Half Life 2 around the web. I was so crazed out with the game that i spent two nights finding so much of superb and interesting stuff related to the game.
So here you go.
Wish half life 2 was a movie and who all would have acted in it? Well here are a few insights from fans..
Join the confusion in who is who, from a pic found at WHITE FOREST base
And for those Half Life 2 Fans who want to know the behind-the-scene actions, Valve released ‘Half Life : Raising the Bar‘. Its a superb book that shows all the concept arts and works related to everything that you see in the front end of Half Life 2. Combines had around 9 redesigns where each was scrapped when something or the other didn’t seem right. Want to see the designs that went into the trash can? Get this book. Want to see who all were taken for face mapping and how did that go about? Get this book. Want to join in the fun and excitement during the game programming and conceptualizing process? Enough said!
Click here for downloading torrent from Mininova (the book is off stands, so this is the only source)
This is one of the most awesome comics (my favorite) made on the game using the superb mod-game-tool called “Garry’s mod”. Its a webcomic based on a character in the game, Gordon Frohman (parody), who journeys through City 17 and encounters humorous situations, as the real Gordon Freeman (you) is firing up the revolt (taken from situations that are based on the game and along the same timeline as your actions occur). This is a creation by Christopher C. Livingston and you can get the whole deal here.
More comics can be found at GAMICS.COM – Games+Comics. Fun stuff. Even you can contribute.
And visit this website and watch streaming or download the superbly made HD comedy video from the game. It super professional. 😀 . Its made by a team who calls themselves “Litfuse films”. A lot of films that are machinima based have been made by them, Half life being among the list. Check them out, really worth your time. Don’t forget to download the videos in HD.
Half Life: The Combine Nation
Hope you enjoyed it. If i get more of these, i will put them up as soon as i can.