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I guess I'm the only one who liked the first better than the second. But what would I know.
    
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Just because you have never played Half Life doesn't mean its necessarily a bad game. I've never played Super Mario Sunshine and I think that if i did have a go of that game, i might enjoy it, it had excellent critic reviews, even though its not a fully support 1080p game, that wouldn't mean it would not entertain me. So if you did play Half Life today, i reckon you would more than likely enjoy it, graphics don't matter when it has more than enough action and story to keep you interested and going.

Also, play it guideless, a game guide will ruin the experience. I would only use a guide if you were stuck solving a hard puzzle, or the game stopped becoming fun from dying in the same place too often.
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Don't worry too much about HL1. HL2 picks up just fine. Play it with Cinematic Mod. Amazing (but don't set the bar tooo high, it's still quite dated by now)

Cinematic Mod just got a new version released yesterday actually. Highly recommended:

http://cinematicmod.com/
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Originally Posted by Pandora's Box View Post

Cinematic Mod just got a new version released yesterday actually. Highly recommended:

http://cinematicmod.com/

Wow, thanks for pointing that out.
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  • Migrating to Source engine 2009
  • Rework of every single map in the game
  • Improved lighting in all maps
  • Improved landscapes and foliage. Most outdoor maps are completely re-sculped with new displacements
  • Changed the old smoke explosions (moving alpha-texture planes, simple and ugly) to particle effects
  • Dropped Parallax mapping because of crashes (duh!), but improved normal mapping in the game
  • Tweaked self-shadowing effects
  • Added Bumpmapping to most old (flat) textures
  • Many new HD textures
  • Reworked the dynamic soundtrack system
  • Reworked Client-Code, fixing all known crash errors
  • Fixed all known plot-stoppers (like faulting npc scripts and event-triggers)
  • Changed directory structure to keep the mod independent from future gamefile updates (Steam *loves* to break things)

Glad they're compensating for Steam breaking mods again. I expect this to be unstable since it's still in alpha, but I can't wait to play the full version. I hope it's ready after Black Mesa is finished, since I plan to go through the series again.
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post #15 of 15
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I guess I'm the only one who liked the first better than the second. But what would I know.


I liked the first much better as well. It will always be my favorite FPS, it set the standard for other FPS's to live up to. It's a classic, and I don't think anything will ever match it.
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