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☠ SpotlesS ☠ Oct 22, 2013 @ 6:09am
Why this game is often called "Best fps of all time"?
Whats so special about this game? I've barely manged to go trough half of the game because it was so boring. I would say HL2 is very average fps. Might be because I started playing it this year instead of few years earlier?
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Rasofe Oct 22, 2013 @ 7:00am 
It's because your standards are wonky. Calibrate your standards and then do it again.
thundar Oct 22, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
No. Its not boring even its fun sometimes. I finished it like 6 times in Hard. I think you need to try it again,and Half-Life 2 released in 2004 so you know its a long timeline :) . And last of all its still 1st in my Top 10 Game's. Also got the best game engine (Source Engine).

Guy_From_Hell Oct 22, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Originally posted by UK:WAR KRITZRAWKET:
No. Its not boring even its fun sometimes. I finished it like 6 times in Hard. I think you need to try it again,and Half-Life 2 released in 2004 so you know its a long timeline :) . And last of all its still 1st in my Top 10 Game's. Also got the best game engine (Source Engine).
I think that UE3 is better. At least UT3 net code is magnificent (compairing to other "New" game engines). Back in 2007 I was able to play UT3 internet games using dialup. HL2:DM was a slideshow.
LesMoore Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
Half Life series just rules in so many ways....Still the best game i have ever played
Friggin Khan Oct 22, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
It's because your looking at it as an FPS. its more of an action adventure title...
Shogun Melon Oct 22, 2013 @ 11:21pm 
FOR FRAGING HELLS SAKES! You HATE Half Life 2, Im only Eleven & I got it THIS year (2013) & I freaking love it, I mean L4D & BF3 are just as good (No, no Call of Duty you CoD Die Hard fanboys.)
Plus I have BF3 but I haven't played it because I cannot run it YET (Dell Inspiron currently)
MattaClark Oct 23, 2013 @ 12:41am 
Perhaps you need to understand the correlation between creation and context.
Shogun Melon Oct 23, 2013 @ 12:53am 
Hey Im only eleven years old
Rasofe Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:31am 
Originally posted by Shogun YogKnightDiamond:
Hey Im only eleven years old
Most 11-year olds are smarter than most 17 year olds. However, your use of caps suggests otherwise.

Originally posted by AlphaDude97:
It's because your looking at it as an FPS. its more of an action adventure title...
No, it's an FPS. But you're supposed to look at it as a good FPS as opposed to a bad one. If you're looking at it as a bad FPS, look again and do it properly until you see that it's good.
Ultimately, any flaw is a flaw in the observer and not the subject.




Originally posted by Guy_From_Hell:
Originally posted by UK:WAR KRITZRAWKET:
No. Its not boring even its fun sometimes. I finished it like 6 times in Hard. I think you need to try it again,and Half-Life 2 released in 2004 so you know its a long timeline :) . And last of all its still 1st in my Top 10 Game's. Also got the best game engine (Source Engine).
I think that UE3 is better.:UT2004flak: At least UT3 net code is magnificent (compairing to other "New" game engines). Back in 2007 I was able to play UT3 internet games using dialup. HL2:DM was a slideshow.
Where does HL2 Death Match factor into this whatsoever?
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parz_2000 Oct 23, 2013 @ 4:16am 
if you don't get it, your loss
[TG]dakoslug Oct 23, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
Originally posted by Rasofe:
Most 11-year olds are smarter than most 17 year olds. However, your use of caps suggests otherwise.

What the hell? No...
Rasofe Oct 23, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
Originally posted by TGdakoslug:
Originally posted by Rasofe:
Most 11-year olds are smarter than most 17 year olds. However, your use of caps suggests otherwise.

What the hell? No...
Oh yes. Intelligent late teenagers are unique. If you find one, immediately put them on e-bay, you can score quite a huge profit. Collectors will pay a fortune!
Aaron Rodgers Oct 23, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
The game is near a decade old. By now you have played games that incorporate ideas from HL2. Story, software or otherwise. When it was new there was nothing else like it. It was a watershed game. At that time the only competition it had was Doom3. The fact it has held up over all this time as well as it did is amazeing.
The Brown Hornet Oct 23, 2013 @ 6:22pm 
Originally posted by SpotlesS:
Whats so special about this game? I've barely manged to go trough half of the game because it was so boring. I would say HL2 is very average fps. Might be because I started playing it this year instead of few years earlier?
Answer, because Half Life was created by Valve, Steam was created by Valve, Valvedrone fanboys congregate on this forum, therefore all Valve games are OMG its the best whatever ever!!!
Rasofe Oct 23, 2013 @ 7:49pm 
Okay, DM. I'll bite.
Name one other game-industry company that has Valve's record for customer support, customer-company relations, and game design standards.
Activision? Nope.
Microsoft? Nope.
Electronic Arts? ...

So given you put what you call a "Valvedrone" in one room, and a reasonably sensible individual aware of Valve and their policies in the other, what test would you design that would distinguish the two? How do you determine who is a "Valvedrone" and who has a brain?
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