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Hi there. I've played HL2 and LOVED it. and now HL2:E2 is coming out-but the thing is i havent played episode one yet and to be honest, the whole things doesnt really appeal to me...playin as alyx nd all that. only problem is-i dont want to miss anything plot-wise. can someone just tell me what happens so i dont have to play it? like *** happens after the citadel explodes.....and what happens at the end on episode 1.
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Hi there. I've played HL2 and LOVED it. and now HL2:E2 is coming out-but the thing is i havent played episode one yet and to be honest, the whole things doesnt really appeal to me...playin as alyx nd all that. only problem is-i dont want to miss anything plot-wise. can someone just tell me what happens so i dont have to play it? like *** happens after the citadel explodes.....and what happens at the end on episode 1.
thanks.
You dont play as Alyx, you play as Gordan. Its EXACTLY the same as HL2, just new content. Its basicly as if they stuck a couple more chapters onto HL2.

Oh, and the graphics are a bit nicer
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I have Episode 1 and I can't even play it if I want to. Damn thing keeps doing the looping sound crash.

Anyway, I played it at a friend's house. It's about 5 hours of un-revealing, loose storyline that doesn't really answer any questions at all. Basically a cash grab and a showoff of new technologies for Valve.
    
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you dont play as alyx you play as gordan, it is very good, and yes you will probley need to play episode 1 to understand whats going on in episode 2
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ahhhh......well in all the trailers its alyx....my mistake sorry...nemore info?
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I have Episode 1 and I can't even play it if I want to. Damn thing keeps doing the looping sound crash.

Anyway, I played it at a friend's house. It's about 5 hours of un-revealing, loose storyline that doesn't really answer any questions at all. Basically a cash grab and a showoff of new technologies for Valve.
Far from the truth

The game explains quite a bit, and unveils some of the story line

However it is mainly a build up to Ep 2

Worth investing in, it doesn't cost much nowadays and is a very good game to immerse yourself into.
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ahhhh......well in all the trailers its alyx....my mistake sorry...nemore info?
its very good

graphics look great

opens up a few more questions about the gman

alittle short, but worth it
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Well since it is $10 now (or at least when I bought it 2 weeks ago), I suppose it's worth grabbing because the graphics are pretty fancy... but I still stand by what I said about the storyline. It solved nothing for me and the ending to it kind of left me staring at the screen for awhile.

I'm sure (or just hoping) that Ep2 will actually have some content to it. They sure have been working on it long enough.
    
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yeh its like £5 here. thanks will probs give it a go. btw is it longer than HL2?
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No. It took me 5 hours to complete. I suppose if you take time to look at the fancy graphics and stuff and work strategically on the combat scenes, you can drag some more time out of it... but it's definitely NOT longer than HL2.
    
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