Only other acceptable answer is STALKER.
Crysis 1 becomes fucking terrible.
Deus Ex plays like a bunch of turds stapled together.
Darkness 2 is surprisingly great, unlike the first Darkness which is shit.
First playthrough is great. Replayability is fucking shit. Either the water part or the antlion and sand part always makes me quit.
There are much better games that are fun the second way through too.
The enemy types suck dragging nigger nuts in Half Life 1. First third of the game you're fighting electro dogs with gaping vaginas and beef jerky aliens that shoot lightning bolts.
Humans are fun to fight, as they aren't just blasting you.
USA has no sweet ass ruined cities since the whole country is 200 years old and you haven't had a war on your homeland that destroyed entire towns ever since your north and south thing.
you're part of the new generation that made gabe quit making single player games. demanding that single player campaigns be infinitely replayable or some shit and then being ridiculously hard to please. I've played each of the games and episodes at least 3 times, loved them each time, and felt like I got my moneys worth. Gabe was right, there's no way they can release something to please modern gamers.
The first two hours of HL2 are putrid shit, can't deny that. Only having a pistol and SMG sucks, having to get in and out of your shitboat sucks.
Ravenholm is when the game actually proves itself as a shooter. The antlion part is fun if you give no fucks and rush through it as quickly as possible.
I started with the Atari 2600 and played through every doom and quake, mate.
Yes, I like to replay my favorite games. Physics puzzles and platforming parts are NOT fun to replay.
This is one of the best parts in the game though. You have to fuck up terribly for the platforming to not be fun.
various types of soldiers
and tanks I suppose
and half life 2 just has ~2 different variations of zombies and combine soldiers with worse AI than the HECU marines, oh and antlions which were shit and gimmicky. It has considerably less enemies.
HL2 is shit, overrated and is just a fancy tech demo
valve showed they could make a lasting singleplayer game with half life 1 but chose to fuck it all up for hl2. but of course gabe would blame literally everyone but his own fat ass
Doesn't matter how many enemy types a game has if the shooting and level design is shit.
Half Life 1 level design and pacing is okay, the combat hasn't aged well at all.
Blasting a Combine nigger in the head with a magnum or using the double shot with the shotgun never feels dull. Half Life 1 enemies are bullet sponges that flop over after getting pelted.
Yeah man everybody hates HL2. Players, critics. What a massive flop HL2 was. Hard to believe Valve ever recovered from that absolute disaster.
Is it hard living in your own hipster micro-universe?
Area 51 was better in every single way. Prove me wrong.
HL2's intro is too slow and wordy, worse than Half Life 1. Now it was fine when they did this with Half Life 1 since it'd never been done before. But with 2 they were just doing what was essentially the same thing. Bla bla bla mr freeman, hi I'm alyx, he howdy gordon about that beer I owe you, OH FIDDLESTICKS
With 1 you could at least persuade the AI with some precision bumping to speed things up a bit, but with 2 you can't do this as easily and it just gets annoying with replays - Valve probably even understood this at the time as they had introduced a chapter select thing so that you can skip the bullshit for replays.
Everything after Red Letter Day up until the Airboat section was quite decent and had great pacing, but the airboat section was boring for the most part, and after that you get more talking and you have to play fetch with an AI robot within a videogame. Yawn.
yeah give it up to valve for wowing critics with VIDEO GAME PHYSICS gimmick shit back in 2004 instead of making an actual game of substance. how does it feel to have fallen for the original meme game
It's shit. It doesn't capture the essence of HL1 and just HL2's everything up and makes it shit and like a fucking soap opera. They ruined the movement system with ~realism~, the soldiers are godawful, and they butchered On a Rail and Surface Tension which were two of my most favourite parts of HL1.
Oh and despite being 2016, the MP5 animation does not include a signature slap when reloading. That's just awful.
the combat in HL1 is almost exactly like HL2, the only difference is that HL2 has the gravity gun gimmick which was shit. You also don't have the cool alien weapons like the Hive-hand or snarks in HL2 and instead you just have another assault rifle which makes the SMG1 pointless until you run out of ammo with your other guns.
Then you have betafags who say that game should have more redundant weapons like an AK47 or an MP5K and other silly pointless shit like that.
Enemies were only really bullet sponges on Hard mode. (It also helps to use the correct weapon on enemies to take them down effectively)
>Doesn't matter how many enemy types a game has if the shooting and level design is shit.
You're right, and HL2's shooting and level design are shit on top of having FEWER types of enemies than HL1. Also, HL2's gun sounds were complete shit with no oomph to them.
They added a flinching system where your view kicks up in random directions and throws off your aim every time you get shot/hurt, just like in the hit modern franchise Call of Duty
You have to be Schiavoed out of your mind to say that about HL2's magnum, shotgun, crossbow, and the combine autorifle alt orb.
Also, without going super autist, HL2 feels like a long journey, you remember a bunch of shit, even if you played that shit once. HL1 is a huge blur with a few standout moments.
4 Types of zombies
3 types of headcrabs
Overwatch Elite Soldiers
Nova Prospekt Soldiers
And some more
There is not a single memorable combat area in HL2, but it makes sense that it feels like a long ass journey given how much of it you're forced to sit through while meaningless side characters talk on for hours.
>Metro is no where to be seen.
not enemies at all
>Overwatch Elite Soldiers
>Nova Prospekt Soldiers
literally the same shit
>HL2 feels like a long journey, you remember a bunch of shit, even if you played that shit once. HL1 is a huge blur with a few standout moments.
I've played HL2 once. It's a huge blur with no standout moments.
>Overwatch Elite Soldiers
>Nova Prospekt Soldiers
basically the same guys with different weapons
btw we're talking about half life 2 specifically here, not the episodes.
so you've got, 3 types of zombies, 3 types of headcrabs. (6)
then you've got striders and gunships where are essentially the same thing, dropships aren't proper enemies (2)
turrets aren't proper enemies
sure the episodes add more stuff, but just half life 2 itself compared to half life 1, it's a lot worse and has less variance.
The entirety of Nova Prospekt is all about shooting nig nogs from room to room with almost no interruption. Ravenholm is another full on rager combat area.
These are some very niggardly claims.
>The entirety of Nova Prospekt is all about shooting nig nogs from room to room with almost no interruption. Ravenholm is another full on rager combat area.
if only they made an entire game like this. oh wait. that's half life 1
There's a reason no one talks about Stalker.
Played and finished all the HL games a couple days ago (even Blue shift and the deathmatches) and honestly? they're all pretty fucking terrible. Shit story, old games aged poorly, map design in HL2 was way to linear, "is HL2 a game or an engine demo?", also HL got way to repetitive most of the time. Literally, the only good things to think about are: Ravenholm, zombies (WoW z0mbes, sO eDgey :o ) and the weapons are kinda nice. on a side note: does anyone legitimately WANT Half Life 3?
>"But muh heaps of enemies"
fuck off, theyre all so generic and feel deep throated into the games. Zombies, aliens, robots and soldiers are a shitty mashup.
FEAR is actually a legit counter to the original claim. Excellent AI, the shotgun is great, slo mo is actually important for gameplay, pacing is great.
I'll concede if niggers admit FEAR is better than Half 1 and Half Life 2. Otherwise HL2 is still filling HL1's ass with cum.
I would have loved the Darkness 2 if it wasn't for all the forced story segments that you can't skip.
Completely ruins the game for me. I'm running through a level, being an absolute powerhouse on newgame plus 4 or whatever, and suddenly, STOP! WHITE HOSPITAL! WALK AROUND FOR 10 MINUTES, every half an hour. Absolute bullshit.
Very true. But if you play the co-op mode thing alone, you can run through levels with no interruptions.
Don't know how a max leveled co op character is compared to a max leveled Jackie though.
>no one talks about stalker
it's niche as fuck but you're talking out of your ass on that one desu
Why do people like the original Half-Life so much? I've been playing it recently and the weapons suck ass, the enemies are the literal definition of bullet sponges, and their AI is terrible.
>Escape from Tarkov LOOKS good but can't be sure of the gameplay yet.
>multiplayer survival shooter
Weapons are better and more creative than 2's. You're right about bullet sponges though, HL1 is awful because of that. AI is no worse than 2.
All in all the HL series is overrated as fuck.
Oh God I remember playing the fuck out of this a long ass time ago.
I'd play against some bros and just stun the fuck out of them until they rage quit.
One bro was a nigger and decided to just hide in the most remote places possible and start sniping everyone with an AK. Good days.