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Half-Life Episode 2 (Contains spoilers!)


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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IN THIS MINI-REVIEW!***

Well, I just beat it. Took me half a day, but I finished Episode 2 finally. It's not a shocker that I finished it within that period, it's that I'm blown away by Episode 2. This is far better than Episode 1, even Half-Life 2 itself! Everything was beautiful to look at, fun to play, and like anything-- had it's cons.

Pros:

-Harder enemies. It was actually difficult this time, I died a few times at the harder parts. Strider attacks, hunters, zombies.

-BLOOD! Finally they added blood, and lots of it. There is waterfalls of blood when you shoot someone now.

-The scenery was great, it looks beautiful on Source Engine. Caves, forest, mountains, particals. All looked absolutely stunning.

-There is a new car to drive, it's awesome.

-Achievements, I'm glad they put in achievements for it's more than just beating the game, there are additional bonuses.

Cons:

-I have no idea what is going on. I played Half-Life 1, and Episode 1. Still, I didn't know where we were going to, what the hell is White Mountain? Who is the new doctor guy who appeared from nowhere? Why are we launching a rocket? The plot seemed very skippy over alot of details.

-Hunters are such bullshit to kill.

-All somewhat predictable. By that I mean nothing ever comes simple. You get in an elevator, and you know it's going to break or crash. It's easy to predict what outcome will happen.

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yeah there's even an achievement if you can smuggle the gnome into the rocket.

i thought ep 2 as a whole very entertaining, more so than portal (though i really liked the last parts of portal). took me about 6 hours to complete aswell, but that's what you can expect from episodic content. the story is really well told, more so than ep1 anyhow. i really loved the scenery and especially *spoiler?* the mountain houses down the snake path */spoiler*.

without going int more detail, i am very satisfied with this purchase, and really looking forward to ep3 (which will probably take another year and a half). also, with some of the references to aperture science, i could see ep3 converging with a sequel for portal.

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