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I guess I'm the weird one, I got bored in the middle of the first Half Life 2.
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If valve are re-building the source engine from scratch, I can understand that its taking them such a long time. I've been working on my own game engine in directx, a month or so of work and I'm only just up to finishing the physics, Iv got a miniature car example from a 3rd person view and a few ramps. I reckon it will be about a year before I get to actually making the gameplay.
    
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No, Chell.
I wasn't being serious...
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Valve doesn't have to worry about taking their sweet time, and I don't mind as well. They know for a fact that if they released the game now vs. two years from now, their fan base will still remain.
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This is just like Wrestlemania this year. Everyone thought The Rock and John Cena would finally have a match. Then they don't which automatically creates a one year build to next year's Wrestlemania.

By doing this, and drawing attention to the fact it isn't being announced, Valve has guaranteed themselves a year of silent hype from anticipation of next year's E3, before this year's even happens.

Way to market it, Valve.
    
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Sorry, I just had to get my frustration out. I Valve though. They'll get my money even if this game doesn't come out for two more years.
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You know just thinking about it, how sad is it that Half-Life 2, as old as it is, is still unrivaled in terms of the quality with the speech of the models?
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You know just thinking about it, how sad is it that Half-Life 2, as old as it is, is still unrivaled in terms of the quality with the speech of the models?
You mean the voice acting? GTA IV had better voice acting, so did a lot of other games. Every aspect of HL2 has been surpassed in other games.

The game that I think developers need to learn from or beat is Dead Space 2 (it's sublime in every way).
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You mean the voice acting? GTA IV had better voice acting, so did a lot of other games. Every aspect of HL2 has been surpassed in other games.

The game that I think developers need to learn from or beat is Dead Space 2 (it's sublime in every way).
Facial animation has been surpassed too ? I still haven't found a game that even matched Half-Life 2 and Episodes. Can you tell me one ? The only one I can think of is Crysis, but only in the first scenes and in that scene that ends the Demo, because after that they have worse facial animations.

I'm currently playing Mafia II, that has some pretty good voice acting, and the main character is pretty well made, but the facial animations throughout are nothing spectacular.

I still haven't played Dead Space 2 (played a few minutes of the first one and found the controls horrible. Maybe will get back to it later), is it any good in this regard ?
 
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The real reason?

Gordon Freeman was adopted. And that's terrible.
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