POSSIBLE SPOILERS - READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
Well I just completed Half-Life 2 Episode 1 on easy with no commentary and I was blown away. First off, from HL2, the graphical upgrades (or maybe my compy is just better now) add a lot to the game. With AAx2 and HDR alone the game looks phenominal. One thing I found interesting is that Alyx is by your side like 90% of the game. The other 10% is when you fall in some sort of hole and have to fight your way back to her. The same ole enemies are back, all types of combine, zombies, hoppers, and a new enemy, the so called (by Alyx) Zombine (a combine zombie, with the ability to use grenades ).
Another thing that blew me away was the soundtrack. That good ole Half Life theme was back, but along with some rockin' metal (or rock, just didn't want to say rockin' rock) tracks during the big fight scenes. Gameplay is classic HL and overall I give it a 9/10 (some puzzles took a little too long to figure out, maybe it's just me )
If you don't have it yet, but loved HL2, get it now, it's well worth the $20. Keep in mind, I started playing it last night at about 11:30 - 1:00, then today from 7:30ish to now and I beat it on easy already. It's short, but I'm excited to go back and play it harder with commentary on
Cliffhanger lovers rejoice, this game will definantly leave you wanting Episode 2.
Edited by BlackPandemic, 03 June 2006 - 07:11 PM.