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I was typing fast, I meant E1
    
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What difficulty level did you play it on? I love how half the time that people complain about games being too easy they are playing it on...easy. Even if it's on normal there is another option
It was on normal I believe. But even so, what I said still holds. I shouldn't have to put it on the hardest difficulty just to get my money's worth. It was way too short for how much they charged, end of story.

As far as the best game, F.E.A.R. had better physics and better graphics. Plus, I always thought the explosions in HL2 were rather weak.
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post #13 of 22
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It was on normal I believe. But even so, what I said still holds. I shouldn't have to put it on the hardest difficulty just to get my money's worth. It was way too short for how much they charged, end of story.
Most games are not targeted towards gamers who have any skill whatsoever. The general public can't handle games on any kind reasonable difficulty. For example, Halo on normal was a joke. Halo on legendary is the most fun I've ever had with a game. If games on normal are easy for you - congratulations! You are better than a normal gamer.

I agree with you on the graphics front. I really didn't see any decent graphics upgrades, which I was hoping would be there considering the time between HL2 and Ep1
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Episode 1 did have HDR lighting, but that's the only change I noticed.

Increasing the difficulty does not change the complexity of the "figure-it-out" times in the games, and that was one of my major points. HL2 had plenty of those that required a good look around to figure out how to use the environment to advance me to the next level portion. Episode One only had a couple, and those were no different or easier than the ones seen in HL2 so there was no challenge at all. Plus, the only part in Episode One that could have presented a problem was the citizen escort segment, and you were easily saved by the infinite supply of rockets. No challenge, I say! The F.E.A.R. Extraction Point XP took a while on the default difficulty and took longer to beat than I bet Valve spent on developing Episode One! Sadly enough, both XPs cost about the same.
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post #15 of 22
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Plus, I always thought the explosions in HL2 were rather weak.
Au contraire, mon frere, at least in regard to sound -- HL2 has my favorite explosion sound effect ever when the barrels blow; the initial explosion has a nice percussive quality to it with some brief wrenching metal sounds underneath, followed up by a nice beefy "crump" with a reverb effect.

What sound card do you use?

On the visual front, I would agree they aren't that spectacular visual effect-wise, is that what you were referring to?
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EP 1 is miles better than FEAR. Even in graphics. I have both maxed out and it dont compare to EP 1 imo. I thought it was rather good, sure it was short but i enjoyed it. Roll on ep2
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I'm currently stuck on Episode 1 where the big charging beast keeps head butting me to death.
My son who's 9 just told me to use the auto shotguns right clicker to kill him.
Imagine that, I'll try later!
owned by a 9 yr old, lol
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EP 1 is miles better than FEAR. Even in graphics.
What are you smoking?
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What are you smoking?
Dude, it's true. The F.E.A.R. engine looks...plastic. Source is the best-looking engine on the planet.
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Dude, it's true. The F.E.A.R. engine looks...plastic. Source is the best-looking engine on the planet.
The physics are better in F.E.A.R., the explosions look better, the textures are better, the models are more detailed. In fact, the only thing that HL2 has better is HDR.
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