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post #11 of 20
Its a new full game from what I remember, maybe an add on but will be sold as a standalone. Are there any graphical improvements? I mean other than the somewhat dated graphics, HL2 was pretty much perfect in terms of physics etc. still has the best textures in any game period. I'll be getting it through steam more than likely.
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post #12 of 20
It's a full game.
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Im glad it is a full game. See, they can really push out games once the engine and the majority of textures have been created. All they had to do was get the plot written out and just punch out new levels and code for gameplay.

However, I totally disagree with HL2 having the best textures of any game to date. If you ask almost any skinner out there they will likely murder you for such blasphemous words. HL2 had a great engine and fantastic physics, but the whole reason it way so scalable was because the textures were so low resolution. If you look at the cinematic mod for HL2, they improve on the textures 1000% but there is a reason why you cant play it without 256mb graphics memory.

Valve knew that textures were probably the biggest limiting factor to making a scalable game and if you compare the textures to something like FEAR or Oblivion or even Day of Defeat, you will notice that they are definitely lacking. However, most people just didnt care because the gameplay and performance was so awesome.
    
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Yeah, I think HDR is going to be added into the game, and some textures will be replaced also to more high-res textures and such (from what I have read in various gaming magazines).
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Looks like more stuff I gotta have...I hear Alyx is Krunky's new girlfriend.
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Looks like more stuff I gotta have...I hear Alyx is Krunky's new girlfriend.
Oh noes! MY GF is going to see this!!
 
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I will get it :d
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just pooped my pants...
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post #19 of 20
I'll have to buy the DVD because Steam only accepts horrible, evil credit cards.
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WOOOT! i cant wait for this ep. to be released, i really REALLY liked HL2
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