So, I’ve been playing Half Life 2 as of recently and I noticed that the forum didn’t have a thread dedicated to the series and so hey here we are let’s talk about Half Life.
For me I’ve known about Half Life 2 since my father brought it home for him to play back when I was just a little boy that was my earliest memory when it comes to Half Life, but around the time The Orange Box released was when I got more familiar with it. I played the beginning of HL2 alot as a kid, when I mean alot I really mean it with me stopping after Red Letter Day. Ravenholm scared the shit out of me and so I didn’t really make progress. This would cycle up until recently in which I bought The Half Life games for a cheap price on PC and went from there. After a couple days I managed to make alot of progress in which I am now in Nova Prospeck. I must confess I didn’t realize why people find this series so important until recently. The world building they do along with you assuming the role as “The Free Man” or Gordon Freeman without a voice or personality you become him truly.
I love the soundtrack that Kelly Bailey did, it IMO is up there with Jesper Kyd and Harry Gregson Williams. Something about hearing these simply help build the world that feels Orwellian.
My experience is truly endearing throughout my first actual play through of HL2 and I look forward to The Episodes and Alyx in the future!