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As an aside though, I'm cautiously inquiring what's so special about HL2's story? Spec Ops: The Line, FreeSpace 2, for example - those are stories that gripped me.

That's a good question. HL2 isn't really a story driven game, it doesn't have strong writing. I think it's mostly the nostalgia talking when people say HL2 has an amazing story.
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I think games like Far Cry series and COD have certainly got HL2 beat, but once again its hard to argue that HL2 is a bad game considering its age.

^ Wow...

COD better than HL2? From a story point of view?

Yeah LOL. CoD is a casual PvP shooter, Far Cry is an open world shoot-em-up, HL2 is an atmospheric adventure. Not the same type of games at all. I can see someone preferring Far Cry's shooter mechanics to HL2's though.

If HL2 were released today instead of 2004, but with more modernized graphics and mechanics (iron sights, more realistic movement), it wouldn't be as popular as it was back then. Gaming has changed and games that actually provide substance and try to be different, generally aren't accepted. So I wouldn't expect people of the BF/CoD era to like it. If HL3 ever comes out, it will be interesting to see how it's received.
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I felt the same way. I think the best part of the game was the opening scene listening to the dude enunciate all the wrong words. I bought it for about 5 dollars during the Steam sale. I don't regret it but I am not going to play it. Way to many loading screens for a single player game and not enough story based content. I got to the point of the boats and I just had no idea what was going on. Why did this guy assume a leadership role? Why are there guys shooting me? What's up with the under ground? How does this tie into Black Mesa? I quit at that point.
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^ Wow...

COD better than HL2? From a story point of view?

Of course not. Graphics wise, COD Black ops or Black Ops II are better than HL2, but they're quite a bit newer.

All just a matter of opinion...
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I own a copy of the original half life and the best thing about it was that you needed it for CS back in the day. Other than that I honestly think the entire series is really crappy. Now I'm not saying they are crappy games, just to me and my tastes I found them to be pretty mediocre.
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Of course not. Graphics wise, COD Black ops or Black Ops II are better than HL2, but they're quite a bit newer.

All just a matter of opinion...

Okay, HL2 with cinematic mod has better graphics than CoD. Now what? lachen.gif
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Umm nothing lol... You win big guy.

No one is arguing with you.
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