Publicada: 24 de maio
What is Half Life: blue shift
Half life: blue shift is a standalone expansion pack for Half Life. Half life: blue shift was originally meant to be part of the Dreamcast version of Half life just like how Decay is for the PlayStation 2 version but unfortunately before the production of the Dreamcast version began Sega announced that they would be discontinuing the Dreamcast, so Gearbox ported Blue shift over to the PC. Half life: blue shift also was the first expansion to include the HD content which was meant to be for the Dreamcast version originally. What the HD content did was that it replaced things such as the MP5 for a higher quality assault rifle and it replaced some NPC models as well, in my opinion i don't really like the HD models so i have turned them off in the options menu.
In Half life: blue shift you play as a security guard called Barney Calhoun who was later used has a main character in Half Life 2. Before the Black Mesa incident Barneys job was to protect the equipment and personnel within area 3 of Black Mesa but when the incident happens your main goal is to escape the facility.
The pros of Half life: blue shift
- Good story that fills in the gap of the Half life story line
- The game has some very good level design
- The AI was very good for its time and still is since they react to different thing such as if you wait near a door the marines will throw in grenades
- You have to interact with NPC's in order to progress through game, this is good because your not just opening doors like you did in the original Half life
- There are decent puzzles and they evenly spaced out in the game
- The game is very enjoyable including the combat even though enemy's can seem like they can take several rounds in the head
What is bad about Half life: blue shift
- One of the most obvious things is that nothing new was really added to the game such as weapons, enemy's etcetera
- The game is very short only taking me around 3 hours to complete and that was without doing the tutorial section of the game
- I found that the game was easy even though i was playing on hard
- some times i got stuck on the environment such as in between boxes or on the walls located in Xen
Overall Half life: Blue shift is a very good game but does have a few issues but they don't affect the game too much since the game is very enjoyable, also even though the game is very short it is also very cheap so you do get what you pay for. I do recommend getting this game if you like any Half life game or just generally like old school first person shooters like doom, but if that is the case then you would of most likely would of played a Half life game.