Great game, but it's only half the game. I experienced minor, but big enough for me to close the game down.
1) Glad they sorted out On A Rail, it was so boring in Half Life 1
2) Longer than Half Life 1
3) Harder too
4) Great voice acting
1) Wasn't worth the wait
2) It's only half a game.
3) I don't see where Eli Vance comes into it, they never mentioned him i nhalf life 1
Play for FREE! You need not purchase anything!
8-10 Hours of single-player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter.
Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2!
Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting!
Subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and Finnish!
Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects!
Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.
I know I just copied that from the front page but I'm too lazy to do my own. I give this 10/10 because of all that and more.
I will say it looks and plays incredibly, it feels so much like half-life yet much more atmospheric and breath taking. I think that there was a certain level creativity in this like voice acting you weren't expecting and some new areas, but when it comes down to it, its a 95% recreation so its essentially giving us what we wanted from HL:S.
There are mixed reactions to this, alot of hl fans wanted the original back in full force while others wanted a re-imagining. Regardless of what side your on you cannot deny the quality and work put into this so I can't imagine giving this less than 9.
The main issue I have is the of Xen and Surface Tension feels unfinished, it has unpolished areas & alot of bits where taken out.
On a Rail also seems shorter (although I suspect that was a debilitate design decision...)
I was expecting certain issues though, like zombies & alien slaves not being nearly as scary as they where in the original. Turns out the zombies are almost as scary as the originals but I still think their oversized heads are a bit awkward looking. And the alien slaves, they look to nice & sound almost human.
Luckily theres a download called Nightslave that fixes that issue and makes them scary & actually sound alien.
There are minor issues as well, like certain music tracks feel out of place which is down to poor placement rather than quality... and a certain helicopter sequence is alot more difficult, while another certain mine sequence is laughably easy as the mines aren't hidden.