Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Sharpy Apr 11, 2014 @ 8:49am
Hl2 and Hl1: From America to Russia?
As you can tell, HL1 is set in America but HL2 is strangely set in russia? why such a drastic change in location and why is it so convienient that all the black mesa team are suddenly their in russia?
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Sinnaj63 Apr 11, 2014 @ 9:16am 
City 17 is not in Russia. Well, it may be, but it may as well be anywhere else in eastern europe. And the COmbine shipped surviros around like cattle, so that half the Black Meas Survivors ended up at City 17, Breens Capital. And of course, there is our mutual friend.
Sharpy Apr 11, 2014 @ 9:27am 
Originally posted by Sinnaj63:
City 17 is not in Russia. Well, it may be, but it may as well be anywhere else in eastern europe. And the COmbine shipped surviros around like cattle, so that half the Black Meas Survivors ended up at City 17, Breens Capital. And of course, there is our mutual friend.
Well your are spot on my friend the gman most likely played a role in all of this and yes they did ship them around so I guess it is possible.
Outraged Ottoman Apr 11, 2014 @ 11:46am 
Wait, maybe it is just a coinsidence. I mean, the Combine might have just set the capital randomly in Eastern Europe and placed Breen there. The Mesa team might have 'moved' there to be close to Breen and to command the resistance. When I say 'moved', I mean fled. When the G-man places Gordon at the beginning of the game. It is not coinsidence that you are in City 17 where the Mesa people are. Also, they mention Black Mesa East, so that might actually be a real place which existed even in Hl 1.
Sharpy Apr 11, 2014 @ 8:54pm 
Originally posted by Tolgamaster:
Wait, maybe it is just a coinsidence. I mean, the Combine might have just set the capital randomly in Eastern Europe and placed Breen there. The Mesa team might have 'moved' there to be close to Breen and to command the resistance. When I say 'moved', I mean fled. When the G-man places Gordon at the beginning of the game. It is not coinsidence that you are in City 17 where the Mesa people are. Also, they mention Black Mesa East, so that might actually be a real place which existed even in Hl 1.
Hmm, yes, you may be correct.
joaquimguimaraes Apr 12, 2014 @ 4:16am 
"Suddenly" is not an adequated word, isn't it? I mean, there's a gap of almost 20 years.
A Dud Apr 12, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Originally posted by Paladin Sharpy™:
As you can tell, HL1 is set in America but HL2 is strangely set in russia? why such a drastic change in location and why is it so convienient that all the black mesa team are suddenly their in russia? :gordon:
People being transferred there for the sake of the plot.
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Sharpy Apr 12, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
Originally posted by A Dud:
Originally posted by Paladin Sharpy™:
As you can tell, HL1 is set in America but HL2 is strangely set in russia? why such a drastic change in location and why is it so convienient that all the black mesa team are suddenly their in russia?
People being moved there/for the sake of the plot.
Agreed
*birthday* a carboard box Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:41am 
It's actually in Ukraine to be more specific.
A-06 Apr 15, 2014 @ 5:51am 
Originally posted by Jack The Ripper DeWitt:
It's actually in Ukraine to be more specific.
Nope. Ukraine is just one of the three (or so) POSSIBLE countries. Valve liked Eastern Europe as a setting but they still didn't say what country is canonical.
May Bang Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:15am 
Stop trying to pinpoint and tag, its a mix of eastern europe as a whole. think global
http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/City_17
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Sinnaj63 Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by Portemian:
city 17 museum looks like serbian parliament, bear in mind all the events are staged and any similarity is purely coincidental
The Overwatch Nexus is not a Museum. Well, it may be, but it may as well not be. But it is in fact modeled after said parliament.
Born to be Mild Apr 19, 2014 @ 9:01am 
the combine doesnt know about kleiner's lab, thats why he awnsered the door with a shotgun in the beginning of half life 2. so I guess they were following those railroads of rebels and stuff that they had setup
A Dud Apr 19, 2014 @ 1:24pm 
Originally posted by grandtank:
the combine doesnt know about kleiner's lab, thats why he awnsered the door with a shotgun in the beginning of half life 2. so I guess they were following those railroads of rebels and stuff that they had setup
Some Manhacks figured out where he was.
Last edited by A Dud; Apr 19, 2014 @ 1:25pm
Sharpy Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:13pm 
Originally posted by A Dud:
Originally posted by grandtank:
the combine doesnt know about kleiner's lab, thats why he awnsered the door with a shotgun in the beginning of half life 2. so I guess they were following those railroads of rebels and stuff that they had setup
Some Manhacks figured out where he was.
No, the manhacks are released my the Civil Protection, they probably got released my the CP's for the sole purpose of attacking klieners lab
Last edited by Sharpy; Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:14pm
Outraged Ottoman Apr 20, 2014 @ 3:13am 
Originally posted by grandtank:
the combine doesnt know about kleiner's lab, thats why he awnsered the door with a shotgun in the beginning of half life 2. so I guess they were following those railroads of rebels and stuff that they had setup

Did you even play the game? He opens the door with a shotgun towards the end of the game! He does that because the combine's teleporter sent them a week into the future. That is because their teleportation tech is not that far. Anyway, he is with a shotgun because he does not expect Gordon and Alyx to be there. Also the manhacks got released after the flying bot took a photo of Gordon when the he got teleporter out of the window in the beginning. Also, because the teleporter at that scene was broken, Gordon also teleported into Breen's office. That must have been a giveaway!
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