Додано: 23 квітня
This review does NOT contain any plot spoilers.
This was a great game for the Half-Life series. For those of you who have high expectations from modern shooters, then you would be unsurprisingly dissapointed because of your adjusted standards. This game was made with the original gold source engine back in the early 2000's in which it is apparent to what the engine can and cannot do.
The game can be beaten in a time span of 2.5 to 3.5 hours and it includes the Hazard Course as a tutorial (recommended for adjusting settings before diving into the game.) It is not long but it is an official story for Barney Calhoun during the Black Mesa Incident. The gameplay is the same as Half-Life's gameplay except that there is a body armor mechanic that replaces the HEV suit. The biggest problem in regards to HL: Blue Shift is the Gold Source engine's AI pathfinding issues. AI characters (NPC's) will only follow you for a certain distance and have trouble going around corners thus making key NPC's frustrating to work with sometimes. Also, there is no long-jump module. Out of the 24 times that I've completed this game on the original disc, there were no notable bugs and/or glitches except for a spinning giblet that clips through the wall.