Додано: 13 грудня
More of the same, better in some areas, but also weaker in others. If you loved the first Half-life, check it out. However it won't change your mind if never cared for the series the begin with. Shoot, puzzles, and some platforming here and there. Nothing new, just Half-life.
While the story may be non-canon for reasons, it's still worth playing since the game flows really well. Tight level design, that rivals Valve's own level design, and even sometimes surpasses theirs. Though since it also takes place in Black mesa, it can be at times be too samey. Gearbox tried hard to avoid this by adding many new enemies, and more encounters with the Black ops soldiers, and for the most part they avoided it.
Weapons are far better this time around, while I do like most of Half-life's weapons, Opposing Force adds needed fire power into the mix. You feel prepared unlike Gordon does at points, while still keeping things balanced and difficult. The two stand out ones for me were the M249 & Sniper rifle. And the Displacer Cannon has the most interesting alt-fire.
The game can run around 6-8 hours (at least on hard), and that's the perfect length for this game. Since the biggest flaw of this game is it's too much like Half-life, yet that's also one of the best things about the game. Again, if you loved or even liked Half-life, it's a must play.
8.5 Would play 2-4 more times.