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I recently got this on steam with the valve pack. I have played it for about 3 hours. And from walkthroughs that I see I am not even half way. Am I going slow or is this game really that long? I have no complaints about the game to now but, is it seriously this long. I haven't even gotten to where I was going to teleport in the beginning. Is this like the bang for buck king of games? I was expecting maybe 8 hours max of gameplay, I don't even know much about the story yet. Is HL2 + EP1 + EP2 over 20 hours of gameplay? I wasn't expecting that. The first valve game I played was Portal so I expected quick short games. I was so wrong.
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This is the first time I've heard someone complaining about how long a campaign is...

Half-Life is a pretty large story, and the campaigns will take you some solid time to get through, though I cannot provide numbers. You should be happy; you're getting lots of gametime for your money.
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Half life 2 is one of my favorite games. Don't use walkthroughs, HL2 is the kind of game that encourages you to figure certain parts out for yourself. Its pretty long, and pretty epic. Enjoy it.
    
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I recently got this on steam with the valve pack. I have played it for about 3 hours. And from walkthroughs that I see I am not even half way. Am I going slow or is this game really that long? I have no complaints about the game to now but, is it seriously this long. I haven't even gotten to where I was going to teleport in the beginning. Is this like the bang for buck king of games? I was expecting maybe 8 hours max of gameplay, I don't even know much about the story yet. Is HL2 + EP1 + EP2 over 20 hours of gameplay? I wasn't expecting that. The first valve game I played was Portal so I expected quick short games. I was so wrong.
Theres a reason why these game are so critically acclaimed. They're not the six hour run and gun games like BL:OPS. They take a while to finish and have quite a bit to the story.
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You should really go ahead and play Half Life 1 first. What a revolutionary game....
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lol i wish it were longer, but you're right, when i first played it i was pleasantly surprised at the length of the campaign

oh and i thoroughly enjoyed hl1 also! deff worth checking out also
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I have played it for about 3 hours. And from walkthroughs that I see I am not even half way.
You are complaining the game is too long? HL2 has many small puzzles as well as challenging parts that really hold you up for a while. If you could play through the entire game without dying or getting stuck, it would still take you many hours hours to complete.
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yup. its one of those games where stuff happens and you have to explore to get from place to place. none of this fly through micheal bay segway AMERICAN IS BAD ASS montages. this is real scifi shizz going on....
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Sorry if it sounded like a complaint, it's not, i was just so surprised. I have never played an fps that so large, i. Used to games like halo, that have maybe 30 hours with all the games combined. I think i will fire up HL1. Just the graphics look so bad. Is HL: blue shift and HL:source like expansions? They should do like a remake of HL, seems interesting but the game is just so dated and hard to enjoy. Thanks for the replies.
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Sorry if it sounded like a complaint, it's not, i was just so surprised. I have never played an fps that so large, i. Used to games like halo, that have maybe 30 hours with all the games combined. I think i will fire up HL1. Just the graphics look so bad. Is HL: blue shift and HL:source like expansions? They should do like a remake of HL, seems interesting but the game is just so dated and hard to enjoy. Thanks for the replies.
See Half Life Source http://store.steampowered.com/app/280/

Also download the cinematic mod for HL2, http://www.cinematicmod.com/cm_10.php
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