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WIN-BOMBER Jun 25, 2013 @ 6:09am
Which do you think is better? HL1 or HL2?
I personally think HL1 is better... while HL2 is decent I hate how the first half of the game (chapters 1-6) seem like a tech demo to me just showcasing the Source engine. I hope the first half of HL3 isn't just there to showcase the Source 2 engine... I also feel that HL1 is a lot more fluid and "real" in terms of progression.
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gearsman Jun 25, 2013 @ 10:17am 
Originally posted by Mindjacker:
HL1 was pah and HL2 was meh, so I go with HL1 (Still got to get round to playing all the add-ons someday too). Can Valve just remake these games on a new engine like what modders did with Black Mesa?
um black mesa isn't that much better looking then half life 2 I've compared them side by side and yes there are differences but it isn't about the graphics. My opinion I love both games and like neither one more then the other. Both of them get 10/10 for me.
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Inventor of the Rock Jun 25, 2013 @ 11:35am 
i got that same feeling to about hl1 and hl2 i gave me a sweater feeling if i returned to hl1
swenor Jun 25, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
Definitely HL2. HL1 was nothing special. I could never understand the hype around 1st game. I finished it and that was it.
To me HL2 is better in every regard (not to mention I finished that game 4 times, compared to 1 [forced a bit because of boredom] with HL1).
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Rounin Jun 25, 2013 @ 3:17pm 
I liked hl1 story more than hl2, hl2 had stacking which was fun, but the driving/boat segments were something that really put me off. Also Ravenholm reminded me a some sort of mod from hl1, can't remember the name.

Overall, hl1 had better pacing/more intresting environments, that's why I think it's better.
WIN-BOMBER Jun 26, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Half life 1 also has satchles :-) HL2 doesn't. :(
wildpiercy [HF] Jun 26, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
I personally love both games. While the weapons in the first game were better in my opinion, I enjoy the plot and general play style of Half Life 2. Personally, Half Life 2 episode 2 is my absolute favourite though.
_GoldSrc_ Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:32pm 
The first Half-Life is my favorite, but I love both games.
Xiharib's Computer Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:00am 
I like both but I prefer HL2 a bit more
GRAVTIT Jun 28, 2013 @ 1:36am 
Hl 1 is a classic. Hl2 is HL1, but on new technologies. i like it serie of games
Golbez Jun 28, 2013 @ 8:48am 
Both.
MuensterQ999 Jun 28, 2013 @ 9:10am 
I love both, but HL2 only has ONE Barney, whereas HL1 has about FIFTEEN THOUSAND
botosjeti Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:43am 
HL1 for multiplayer (crossfire omg) and HL2 for single player fun!
Katrina Jun 28, 2013 @ 9:07pm 
Originally posted by CC | MatthewQ999:
I love both, but HL2 only has ONE Barney, whereas HL1 has about FIFTEEN THOUSAND

10 times the "HEY GORDON!"

Half-life 1 for its amazing story, frightening moments, amazing design and modeling, along with the variation

Half-life 2 was also pretty good, but not as amazing.

>And yes, I do mean half-life 1, not that (Imho) God awful black mesa mod
raggan.db Jun 29, 2013 @ 4:44am 
Originally posted by Mindjacker:
HL1 was pah and HL2 was meh, so I go with HL1 (Still got to get round to playing all the add-ons someday too). Can Valve just remake these games on a new engine like what modders did with Black Mesa?
There are modders who are doing them, but they apparently work with Black-Mesa-speed. Mod for Blue Shift is called "Insecurity", and one for Opposing Force is confusingly named Operation:Black Mesa. Great difference between those guys and BM folks is the first seem to be actually working when we write, and they are doing it good IMO.
[Companion Cube] Jun 29, 2013 @ 11:15am 
The AI in HL2 is much better
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