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yeah and 30 minutes isn't enough to judge any game by, especially one like that, lol.

some people just don't like anything that garners too much attention, they want their games to be under appreciated diamonds in the rough... sort of like the hipsters of gaming.

^^ A very, very true statement.
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I still go back for a HL1 and HL2 + episodes playthrough... I played both games at launch, which is probably the main reason why I can go back & still enjoy them. I can see it being difficult to grasp why the games are so amazing in peoples eyes.

HL1 defined a generation & genre, you still see it's influences to this day.

Deadspace hasn't been horror since #1.

& for some reason, the horror genre has been over ran by hipster dev's who think not being able to fight is scarry! Having a gun & knowing you can kill something totally changes the perceived emotion, but like i stated before, Handy Men in bioshock: inf on 1999 mode scare me more then most of outlast.

My main problem with outlast is you slowly figure out you are damn near invincible.
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I never finished HL2. I struggle to think why people think it's classic, maybe I played it too late? Tried it about 3 years ago and it felt like just another dated linear FPS. I own all the Episodes too, maybe some rainy day I force myself to play through them.

To be honest I have long list of games that I started and never finished. For example I played Fallout 3 for 30 hours and stopped suddenly. Have not touched it since, I may have saves backed up somewhere though. I lose interest very fast nowadays, only games that I play for long term are multiplayers like BF3.

Give Fake Factory’s Cinematic MOD 10 a try. It will spruce up the visuals and give it a more contemporary AAA feel.
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Give Fake Factory’s Cinematic MOD 10 a try. It will spruce up the visuals and give it a more contemporary AAA feel.

CM10 won't even work on HL2 now due to the Steampipe update, and 11-12 were much better anyway. Always go for the latest version, right now it's CM2013 alpha. But I agree, awesome mod. It makes gameplay more up to date also. HL2 shines above most other FPS games which are shorter, have less detailed and smaller levels, less varied enemies, less cool weapons, and less character development.

With that being said, I do find both games to be overrated. It's not too surprising that people are first playing HL2 now, and aren't impressed, since there are shooters that beat it in all of those aspects I listed and provide much more (like the Metro series). IGN recently listed HL2 as the #1 PC game of all time if I recall correctly, but then again it's IGN so you can't expect much from them. HL1 didn't define or redefine the FPS genre, but I suppose HL2 did raise the bar.
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Tomb Raider. The QTE's got old really fast. Beautiful game though.
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Tomb Raider. The QTE's got old really fast. Beautiful game though.

I thought the same. And I ran the game on medium 720p windowed with my 6670.

But once you get past it and it offers you a bit more freedom and it gives you more control. At first I hated (and still do) the treating-me-like-dumb QTEs. But I'm glad I stuck to it and finished it. Not a bad game at all.
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CM10 won't even work on HL2 now due to the Steampipe update, and 11-12 were much better anyway. Always go for the latest version, right now it's CM2013 alpha. But I agree, awesome mod. It makes gameplay more up to date also. HL2 shines above most other FPS games which are shorter, have less detailed and smaller levels, less varied enemies, less cool weapons, and less character development.

With that being said, I do find both games to be overrated. It's not too surprising that people are first playing HL2 now, and aren't impressed, since there are shooters that beat it in all of those aspects I listed and provide much more (like the Metro series). IGN recently listed HL2 as the #1 PC game of all time if I recall correctly, but then again it's IGN so you can't expect much from them. HL1 didn't define or redefine the FPS genre, but I suppose HL2 did raise the bar.

Jeez, didnt know they were already up that high in the versions. thanks!!
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Deadspace hasn't been horror since #1.

& for some reason, the horror genre has been over ran by hipster dev's who think not being able to fight is scarry! Having a gun & knowing you can kill something totally changes the perceived emotion, but like i stated before, Handy Men in bioshock: inf on 1999 mode scare me more then most of outlast.

My main problem with outlast is you slowly figure out you are damn near invincible.

 

Yeah, I only did mean the first one. Also, not introducing any sort of fighting mechanic into a game (on the side of the player) would probably streamline the production process of the game at least a little.

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Yeah, I only did mean the first one. Also, not introducing any sort of fighting mechanic into a game (on the side of the player) would probably streamline the production process of the game at least a little.

While thats probably true, you have to remember they did program in a full body when moving around. Allot of First person games suffer from floating head syndrome.
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another one just made my list... dark souls

great game that is ruined by a terrible control scheme... the game would only be a fraction of the difficulty if the controls were decent
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