Micro Review: Half Life 2 [3/3]

   Still as much fun as it ever was.

I’m not sure which play-through this was for me, I just remember being reminded that Half Life 2 was a great game, and it still is.  The novelty of the physics puzzles have worn off but that hasn’t done much to damage the pacing of the experience.  HL2 manages to construct an overwhelming atmosphere that always leaves the player wondering “what is going on? I need to know more.”  It all ends rather abruptly and you all but expect a voice to tell you to “tune in next time!”  It was a high point in gaming history, and it’s still quite an enjoyable ride, but I don’t know if I would go as far as to say that, on its own, it’s still a shining example of the what the medium has to offer.

Rating: 3/3

See also: TrailerOfficial SiteMore thoughts at Ruminatron5000

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  1. December 21st, 2011

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