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[λG] Whiteowl Jan 26 @ 5:47pm
Why is it still a good game after 9 soon to be 10 years?
Why? With all the new games coming out/are already past few years, wouldn't HL2 be pushed down? Or do we have a good reason why its still great for its time? And still take time to play it after all that?

My reason, so to speak, is because of its story, I like it more than Halo, or any other sci-fi game genre out there, well done story!
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A Dud Jan 26 @ 8:10pm 
gotta love the never ending hl2 circle-jerk threads
ShugoTheRipper Jan 27 @ 1:59am 
Originally posted by Fun for the Whole Family:
gotta love the never ending hl2 circle-jerk threads

FEELS SO GOOD.
colonelcoover Jan 28 @ 1:21am 
maby some day HL3 WILL come out and make cod halo etc look like ET the game
Dante Jan 28 @ 2:42am 
Because this game is perfect ;).
Mandrake[Duck] Feb 2 @ 10:14am 
Because it's a well-designed game. The dystopian setting is interesting, the levels are well thought-out and have their own set pieces, lots of new ideas are introduced as you progress and the gameplay remains fresh and fun to play. Also you get to throw stuff about with a gravity gun.
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Monst-E-r Feb 2 @ 11:34am 
Because game developers are so lazy, not to mention Half Life 2 is puny compared to the big 3: Halo,CoD and Battlefield. So game developers are more focused on making their games similiar to the big 3.
*By game developers, I ment other game devs that aren't Valve.
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Beef Hammer Feb 2 @ 3:21pm 
HL2 was just an excellent example of a GREAT game. Many people confuse something that is prettier as "better", Squareenix is a perfect example where gorgeous =/= more fun (Some awful FF games over the last several years, FF14's 1st release was absolutely stunning, and a horrible game.).

Sure I've played better looking games in the last 10 years, but very little has immersed me to the point where I HAVE to know more. One of VERY few games that I actually can't wait for more DLC, or sequels or ANYTHING to give me more half-life.

I still play through it a few times a year
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The Pirate SPI Feb 2 @ 6:09pm 
Good storyline, great soundtrack, amazing graphics even for today, epic characters but most importantly; Source engine. Valve used to be a company that focused on making single player games only, sure they created stuff like team fortress classic or richochet but that was for the community. Now Valve knows how much money they can make off of source so they focus on muliplayer games and getting as much as possible from it before they start working on a new engine. I doubt we will see signs of episode 3 and/or new engine soon. :/
Blade Gunner Feb 3 @ 1:04pm 
This game has always sucked huge ball-sack being too easy and too damn boring. ♥♥♥♥ HL2 and ♥♥♥♥ Valve for making it. Such a loss of time and money.
Futome✿ Feb 3 @ 4:45pm 
Personally I think it's just cause Valve's games are built to last.Their games got ridiculous amounts of replay value. (I don't like Counter-strike tho')
[λG] Whiteowl Feb 3 @ 10:34pm 
Let's not start getting into hating now! And Blade Gunner, no reason to post like that here, if you have nothing nice to say about Half-Life 2, don't say anything, you've had your opinion, fine. And don't troll, just thinking of a few other threads I've seen you on, no offense.
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ownomics Feb 3 @ 10:40pm 
Originally posted by Governor Limbtough:
gotta love the never ending hl2 circle-jerk threads
And the special snowflake threads by people that imply they're the only ones not to care much for HL2.
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