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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by noiseredux Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:48 am

BogusMeatFactory wrote:When stumbling upon a cabin or gate you get a feeling of curiosity and accomplishment. You will see this much later throughout the game as well that makes each discovery raise your heart-rate in anticipation of what is going to come out of it.


this I'm now starting to feel with those fast zombies around. Those things really rattle me as they come out of nowhere. Not as easy to manage as the slower zombies I was getting used to.

dsheinem wrote:There are achievements in the original Half Life 2? Must have been baked in well after my playthroughs. Maybe I should give it another play...


Yes there are achievements. In fact there's apparently 45 of them just for finding each of the lambda's spray-painted around. I think I've got 8 of those now.
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by Erik_Twice Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:53 am

I know there's a garden gnome you can take at the beginning of the game and you get an achivement or something for taking it all through the game until the very end.

That sounds like fun!
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by noiseredux Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:10 am

General_Norris wrote:I know there's a garden gnome you can take at the beginning of the game and you get an achivement or something for taking it all through the game until the very end.

That sounds like fun!


that sounds hilarious, awesome and quite challenging!

@dsheinem: http://raptr.com/game/The-Orange-Box/ac ... atform=360
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by BogusMeatFactory Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:34 pm

noiseredux wrote:
dsheinem wrote:There are achievements in the original Half Life 2? Must have been baked in well after my playthroughs. Maybe I should give it another play...


Yes there are achievements. In fact there's apparently 45 of them just for finding each of the lambda's spray-painted around. I think I've got 8 of those now.


What is crazy is that...you missed a LOT of the lambdas. I'm on my second playthrough and am amazed at how much I missed as well. Tons of stuff!
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by Cronozilla Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:34 pm

They also added in HDR and Cards. But those are more recent than Achievements.
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by Stark Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:42 pm

noiseredux wrote:
General_Norris wrote:I know there's a garden gnome you can take at the beginning of the game and you get an achivement or something for taking it all through the game until the very end.

That sounds like fun!


that sounds hilarious, awesome and quite challenging!

@dsheinem: http://raptr.com/game/The-Orange-Box/ac ... atform=360

Weird I see gamerforlife and Phades on there but not you. Does it only compare two other people at a time? I think Raptr needs some work in some areas to be more useful.

EDIT: nm, I figured out you can change who you compare against.
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Re: Half Life 2 Review

by Hobie-wan Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:00 pm

@Noise

You can use the gravity gun to pick up many medium sized objects and hurl them at enemies to great affect. Just a heads up there will be a buggy driving section later too as well as some very claustrophobic bits. I think the 'driving' sections seem longer than they are the first time because you keep getting out to explore and look for ammo. On later replays where I knew when getting out to search was worth it or not, they went quicker, though I liked the shift in action myself.
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