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Did the HL2 turret standoff get easier?

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I'm playing through Half life 2 again and just got past the 2nd turret battle in "entanglement"; I went into it all psyched up and ready for the hardest part of the series, but it turned out to be more of a "wait for the next bad guy to trickle in" fight than an "out of explosives and down to my last point of health by the time alyx finally shows up" fight. I don't think they ever actually threw a grenade at me...

I double checked that I'm playing on hard, and I haven't noticed any obvious bugs during this playthrough. Did valve update this level to be easier in the past year or two?
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That part of the game is set up to reward the player for being clever. I usually set up with turrets inside one of the jail cells and just throw grenades back at the enemies and it's relatively easy. The hardest part of the game is undoubtedly when you have to fight the two helicopters at once before entering Nova Prospekt.
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Yeah, that's the tactic I've always used as well. I always thought it came down to either the turret fight or the plaza battle where you have to defend the generator for awhile.
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I've found an easy way to game this level. All you do is pick up a turret from behind with the gravity gun and put yourself in the cell thingy it was in. They can't knock it over and they can't really hit you.
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Originally Posted by TestECull;13007999 
I've found an easy way to game this level. All you do is pick up a turret from behind with the gravity gun and put yourself in the cell thingy it was in. They can't knock it over and they can't really hit you.

This is what I did, it works.
post #6 of 21
Maybe you just got better thumb.gif

I usually don't hide where the turrets are. I take them down the corridor, lol.
post #7 of 21
i do it the hard way i put turrets at each entrance
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;13008169 
i do it the hard way i put turrets at each entrance

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Strangely I'm playing through HL2 easier and the whole game seams easier than earlier. Dunno why.
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I imagine you're just learning the AI and what they do. I found the same thing happening in Fallout 3. First time through I couldn't beat it without liberal use of TGM and MoveToQT, by playthrough number three I was free-aiming everything in the land.
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