Okay, I gave in and got a copy of Half-Life 2. The download and start-up was tiresome. I had to wait 2 hours for the game to download and then had to reboot my machine three times before the game started – along with a patch from Valve.
I’ve only played the first 15 minutes and it is stunning. I didn’t know a game could be this soaked in desolate emotion. It’s like being in a game of 1984. Or 2004 – 2008.
No spoilers. I’ll post a full review next year when I’m done finishing it.
You know what I thought was the coolest? The credits. That the credits of the game play over the first 3 minutes of game play – just like if you were watching a TV series. That is slick.
The best part is Ron got stuck in LA last night so he won’t be home until tonight. So I can play the game all day if I want. Yay!