Two Half Lives Makes One Whole One

I purchased Half Life 2 today, at lunchtime. Left work slightly early because I really wanted to see if it was any good. Probably started playing it at around 1630 hours or so.

It’s now 0133, the next day. And I’m only stopping playing it because really, I have to get some sleep before work. If I were 5 years younger, I’d be strongly tempted to try for an all-nighter, but I can’t really do that sort of thing like I used to.

Truly, this game is excellent. Fun to play, engaging storyline, etc. And the graphics .. simply the best looking video-game I have so far seen in my lifetime. And not just the excellent engine, the _art direction_ in this game is nothing short of magnificent. The City 17 environment is spectacular.

There are going to be 10,000 mods for this engine, I am sure. I truly can’t wait.

Must sleep now. Then work. Then back to HL2.



  1. I love it so far. So pretty!
    I can see a future of battling T for the computer capable of playing it, as he seems very fond of it too..

  2. Does it have Promethean system requirements? My little GeForce 4 MMX is a battler, but I haven’t been holding out any hope.

    • It kinda does, eh. I have a 3.2Ghz P4, and a Radeon 9800 pro card, and I had to turn the screen res down to make it stop jittering and skipping. It’s worth a try, though – there are video options you can turn down, like any modern 3d game.

  3. I’m guessing that attempting to play this game on my creaky old 1GHz Thunderbird and Matrox Millenium would be akin to watching a slide show of screen shots. A *slow* slideshow. Hey-ho, back to Pong.