Monday, April 9, 2012
H is for Half-Life
The Half-Life series is amazing. As the silent Gordon Freeman, you fight your way through Headcrabs and all other manner of crazy monsters. Even though the first one is on the PS2, I still enjoy playing it. It's challenging, interesting, and you can use a crowbar as a weapon. What's not to like?
The same can be said for Half-Life 2 and its two episodes.Unfortunately, Valve can't count to three. The end of episode two leaves players with so many unanswered questions and plot twists. Then it's over. Of course, Valve is supposed to be working on episode 3 or even Half-Life 3. But, they've been as silent as Mr. Freeman about it. Five years later, we're still waiting.
Which brings us to another H word, Hell. As in development hell, where all talked about and might have been worked on games go. Duke Nukem recently emerged from development hell after over a decade, but perhaps he should have stayed there.
But, I have faith that Valve will do right by good ole Gordon whenever he does appear on our screens again. Half-Life is such a beloved franchise, that all these years later, fans are still protesting and signing petitions to make sure it gets released. That's dedication. And seriously, I want to board the Borealis already.