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post #1 of 39
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I was just wondering what people thought might happen in the story. ATM it seems like it is going nowhere...


What do you all think?
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I think they are just gonna keep milking HL2 just like they did with the Original HL... Just keep leading you on and spending your money on so-so storylines.
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That's what im beginning to think. I need answers damnit.
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post #4 of 39
They're either really smart or really stupid.

If you play HL1/Opposing Force/Blue Shift you can see the extremely detailed story-line.

In Blue Shift they explain that "Xen" was just a border world used to bounce back a teleport to get it to work here on Earth, the whole "accident" happened when they opened up a huge ass portal between Xen and Earth, hence the Black Mesa incident.

Although I will say I am VERY dissappointed in HL2's storyline...Episode 1 went absolutely nowhere and added NOTHING and I'm not reserving much hope for Episode 2
    
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post #5 of 39
But yet everyone likes the series. I don't think the storyline is bad as you guys. I can see where its heading. Also why wouldnt they try to make money? Is that not what they are trying to do?
post #6 of 39
the whole point of the episodic releases was to break a single game down into three parts. what we saw on E1 was just 1/3 of the story. i think it's a good idea. i like how E1 has better graphics than HL2 and E2 promises to have even better graphics than E1 . i have an upgrade addiction anyway, so i might as well enjoy a game that encourages my behavior.
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post #7 of 39
how can people be disappointed with half life 2's story line? it was by far the greatest game ever made with an amazing storyline with of course the exception of Half life. Like someone said Episode 1 is just a setup for ep 2 and ep 3..I am counting down the days till October 9th. Its going to be amazing.
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Wow some people who are accusing Valve of making so-so storylines are pretty damn short sighted. Valve is perhaps the most revolutionary game developer we have seen in the last decade. From the first time you step onto the training course in black mesa in HL, to your first glimpse and understanding as to the consequence of the events you left behind when you are awakened by G-man at the beginning of HL2.

The HL universe is immensley well created. I find the storyline a thrill to participate in, and i can absolutely follow where it is going. The episodic storyline means more to me when the next is released than the latest movie. Gordon and Alyx's journey to provide Eli Vance with the information they stole from the citadel is nothing short of invigorating. HL2: episode 3 will see us arrive at the conclusion of the rebels defence against earths invaders and the final battle against the combine in their winter base in the arctic. Something which i am greatly anticipating.

Valve have done an amazing job in creating an entire universe for us to explore ourselves in and join a journey which started more than ten years ago. You have to know the details to look past the FPS gameplay. Which is probably what some of you are doing. This is not just a shoot-em-up. Its a vast universe that you are involved in by taking the part of Gordon Freeman, a man who the entire human rebel force is relying on to rid the world of the combine invaders..

now tell me thats a so-so storyline
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post #9 of 39
I honestly don't think it's ever going to have a conclusion... it'll just keep going, and going, and going so Valve always has something to fall back on for a new game.
    
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I really dont think Valve needs Half Life to fall back on anymore. They have some great games popping up and although it all started with half life, they would still be doing well without it.

Anyway, some games never have a conclusion. Tomb Raider for example. Games that are popular usually turn into a sort of franchise. Half Life 2 took a long time to pop up after half life was released, and with the new episodic stage underway it really does bring this chapter of the half life story to and end with episode 3.

The half life universe will always give possiblities to carry on even after half life 2 but again i really dont think its something valve are 'using'. I am really very surprised so many are looking at this in such a way.
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