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BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 5:19am
Half Life terrible continuity? :(
I guess it's really minor but in terms of continuity and character progression, half life sucks... the game was great, but I just thought it was weird how I went from day gone wrong at work to suddenly knows how to use every weapon known to man like I'm Black Ops... or why a scientist would be trained to use weapons and such.. no enemies are referred to by name in game, sometimes on wikis there's all this backstory and it's NOWHERE TO BE FOUND in game and it's interesting, very integral stuff that you'd think they would tell you. I just finished the first Half Life today and i'm gonna play through blue shift and opposing force. did anyone else find that weird? that you go from scientist to machine gun toting ♥♥♥ kicker?
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[TLNG] Denizen May 5, 2013 @ 8:24am 
I never noticed that
mr barf May 5, 2013 @ 9:04am 
you're just thinking about it way too hard. it's a video game for crying out loud. it's a power fantasy for geeks. as far as the backstory though, it's all there, you just need to look hard to find all the little clues and anecdotes that tell the entire story. I find something new almost every time I play the game.
BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 9:29am 
really? like hwat? all the papers in the game are super low res, you can't read them. game didn't come with a manual..
BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 9:30am 
you don't hear the G Man (only knew that because of the wiki) say "prepare for unforseen consequences" tot he scientist. Well, you do, but it's a mumble
BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 9:33am 
i do have a tendency to overthink/nitpick :( i play so many sequences over if i missa line of dialogue... lol. i'm trying to understand Freeman.
BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 9:34am 
lol, i always pictur me playing as my old history teacher, Larry Freeman lol
PrecedingStrike May 5, 2013 @ 11:25am 
There's some lore about Gordon being an athletics enthusiast, maybe he is a guns enthusiast too?
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BlackHornet May 5, 2013 @ 6:11pm 
That's thet hing. Where is that lroe? no where in game
aardvark4lunch May 6, 2013 @ 7:53pm 
He's a doctor with a PHD in theoretical physics. I'm sure he could figure out how to use a gun, they probably just didn't want to have 10 minutes of gameplay devoted to him trying to work it out.
aardvark4lunch May 6, 2013 @ 7:55pm 
and if he had any questions he would no doubt be able to ask one of the many trained specialists that assist him in his escape.
[DF0101]KΔVINϟKY May 6, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
He's got a PhD in asskicking.
Amazing Spy-The-Man May 6, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
Just play the game and be happy.
Amazing Spy-The-Man May 6, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
Does anyone have a free Half-life 2 to gift to me?
AshLikeSnow02 May 7, 2013 @ 11:39am 
You finished Half-Life TODAY. It was a huge leap back in the day. I played it with a computer that had 32 MB RAM. There were technical limits.
Schnurri May 7, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
You're absolutly right. I remember how i played HL2 and met the first vortigaunt (just looked up wikipedia for the name, it doesn't seem to appear in the game) and tried to shoot him... was totaly surprised that you're former HL1-enemies are now you friends. Also, many characters seem to be random, consider for example the "G-man". There is no meaning behind this character. He was introduced in HL1 to give some mysterious background. I wonder if (if HL3 will ever come out) they suceed to give a reasonable explanation to all the stuff that happenend. The problem is that in 1998 (?) nobody really cared about the story. Many older games don't really tell a story.
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Date Posted: May 5, 2013 @ 5:19am
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