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A game audience is NOTHING like a movie audience. You can't have people watch a movie for 2 hrs without divulging at least a HINT of what the main antagonists' motive is.....they just won't watch.
Plus via interwoven sub plots, character motivations, etc. you need to know what happens in the end so the beginning can be motivated towards it. Especially in a movie with a very compact plot.
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Plus via interwoven sub plots, character motivations, etc. you need to know what happens in the end so the beginning can be motivated towards it. Especially in a movie with a very compact plot.
Lol could you imagine a movie audience being strung along on a minimal plot like the gaming community has? I mean, granted we play through hours of action too, but could you imagine them sitting through something like +30 hrs ( Half-Life 1 to HL2:Ep2 ) without a single idea of what the motivation of the main antagonist is?!

This is why I said that Valve is genius in HOW they go about making a plot. The go about making a plot by making as few details as possible and letting the human mind imagine the rest. WE, the fans, fill in the blanks and speculate. By Episode 2 I kinda had enough of that. Give me details.

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Honestly I'd think it'd work better if they did it as a TV show, maybe do what they did with Galactica and start off with a film before they launch into a season. The longer length of TV seasons vs films would allow them to better fit it in.
PERFECT idea.
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Just like Mass Effect, i don't think a mainstream hollywood movie could do Half Life justice. It may end up being "cool" but most likely omit or modify key plot points in favor of making the story less complicated for a mainstream movie audience.
    
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Just like Mass Effect, i don't think a mainstream hollywood movie could do Half Life justice. It may end up being "cool" but most likely omit or modify key plot points in favor of making the story less complicated for a mainstream movie audience.
Mass Effect couldn't be done but because it would just take too long to do the original story justice.

Half-Life couldn't be done until Episode 3 comes out b/c the LAST thing VALVe would want to do is reveal the motivations of the G-man in a movie when they've been stringing along their game fans for the last 12 yrs.
    
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They want an "Interesting Idea" for a Half life movie?! The idea is interesting in itself! The half life series has a fantastic and rich story already! I just hope that by interesting idea they don't mean "Doom movie" kind of "Interesting"... that would just be tragic!
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I think this speculation has been going on for a decade now. It takes a lot to happen.
im starting to believe that it won't happen unless they shoot it themselves. Or maybe they could just handle it to Uwe Boll.

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Hugh Laurie for Gordon or I won't watch it!
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black mesa please?
black mesa source i assume? isn't being developed by valve
     
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Stop talking about stuff like this and MAKE EP3
    
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Honestly, I don't care what Valve has to say about ANYTHING until episode 3 is out.
    
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