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I do not recommend the Cinematic Mod for first time play throughs. Yes, it improves graphics, but it also messes with the music and character models, and in my opinion sometimes ruins the feel, though at other times improves it. The vanilla version is a more coherent experience, though a second play-through with the Cinematic Mod is worth it.
Ive always wanted to try out one of those mods. Ive watched videos and seen screens of them.

In a lot of ways Im really attached to the way the characters looked originally, and many of the mods dont feel as honest and real (a lot of Alyx fan service), but the upgraded textures, models, and lighting effects are impressive.
post #32 of 77
I've beat Half Life 2 so many times that I've lost count. [ex "pro" HL2DM'er]
Takes about 5 hours to get through HL2, and only a few for the episodes.
I wish that their series was longer, honestly.
<3 HL series
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I just finished HL2 for the first time yesterday, took me 11 hours, it actually seemed like a long game! It was great, a little aged but like a good wine aged. lol
    
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IMO Cinematic mod ruins Alyx quite severely. It makes her look like a porn star, which is about as out of place as you can get.
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IMO Cinematic mod ruins Alyx quite severely. It makes her look like a porn star, which is about as out of place as you can get.
But kinda nice in it's own way!

My biggest gripe with it is the weapon and enemy health changes and the fact that many areas of the game are toooo dark!
    
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ive been through HL1 about 30 times, i can finish it in about 3 hours.
and recently finished EP:2 its was good.
post #37 of 77
I just finished FEAR 2 and was amazed at how badass and long the second half of the game was.
All of the HL2 games were ahead of their time.
Can't wait for HL3 or EP3.

And like many have said, I have also played though HL1 and HL2 so many times I have literally lost count.
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I think I put a good 20 hours into the first playthrough ... some of the battles took me a few hours to figure out how to win ... like the lighthouse and the part where you storm the prison. Also a few of the puzzles were a little challenging the first time through. Once you know what you're doing it can be blown through in about 6 hours pretty easily I'd say.

And once you get through it there's still episodes 1 and 2, which combined are about as long as the original (although there's a lot more re-use of space in them so they don't really feel nearly as long/epic cause you spend long periods in the same areas). Although they don't quite match the awesomeness of HL2 itself, they are still totally enjoyable, esp. Ep. 2.
    
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IMO Cinematic mod ruins Alyx quite severely. It makes her look like a porn star, which is about as out of place as you can get.
this. why i hate it.. it would be good, if it kept character models the same..
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this. why i hate it.. it would be good, if it kept character models the same..
You don't have to use the modded Alyx or any of the other modded characters in CM10. It is an option.
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