Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
All the people criticizing HL2 are just showing their age. It's a shame how little respect the youth has for the things that paved the way.
(and yes... the rumor is fake lol)
Umm What? I've been PC gaming for 26 years. I think HL2 is COMPLETELY overrated. As is TF2. Just because the majority of people think something does not make it de facto correct. It also does not make those who are not necessarily in that group are somehow lesser. Using ageism as an insult only shows how little respect you have for others. I'd appreciate you knocking it off. Plenty of younger people like good games that far exceed HL2's ability to tell a story. HL2 doesn't even make it into my top 25 games of all time. I see a lot of "newer" Game reviewers putting it and TF2 in their top 10 of all time?
Just in story driven progression alone. Lets just throw out there all the Ultimas and Every Elder Scrolls game. All considerably better. That puts you down outside the top 10. Add Baldurs Gate and Neverwinter Nights and you are out of the top 15. (I didn't go into fallout or KOTOR which starts to knock you out of the top 20) That's RPGs alone. Don't even get me started on the plethora of revolutionary first person shooters that were better than HL2 and TF2. So please, ladies and gentlemen, while I respect and like Valve and the source engine as much as the next guy lets not fall prey to some blind fanatacism and nostalgia for HL2. Is it a decent game? Yes, yes it is. Is it one of the greatest games of all time? No. Not even close. And to say anyone that doesn't think so is somehow younger or foolish is an insult to the gaming community that existed before the source engine.