the Bard formerly known as the Bard
A friend forced the game on me and let me borrow his copy so I could play it. I played the sp game ALL the way to the end AND experimented with CS, TFC, and DMC. I know the game in and out and I know why I think it sucks. If I really felt crazy enough I could go on for three pages about why it's the worst FPS I've ever played but I'd rather just save that for a review or something and link to it from here.
It's funny how all the people who say Half-life sucks never actually say HOW or WHY it sucks, isn't it? During it's most popular period, Doom had it's fair share of people who said that it's crap for no other reason than because everyone else liked it, and it sounds to me as if you're doing exactly the same thing with Half-life.
Quake 3, Britney Spears, Anime movies, etc. etc.
A game that nearly everyone likes, if not loves, apart from a few people such as yourselves, can't really suck, now can it?
I have nothing to get over. I don't play HL, I don't play Q3, I don't listen to Britney Spears, and I don't watch Anime. That doesn't mean I'm not going to share my opinion in a discussion about any of them. I have as much right to say "Half Life sucks" as anybody else has to say "Half Life rules".
Everyone praises it because they think it's a good game, whereas you don't. So what. Get over it.
Welcome to Doomworld. Nobody here ever bothers putting "Oh sorry this is just my opinion I hope it didn't offend anybody kthxbye" at the end of every post they make that is remotely judgemental.
I think you need to learn the difference between FACT and OPINION.
You're wrong. The demo is the reason I bothered to hunt down a copy of the full game.
LorD BaZTArD said:
He say's he likes Daikatana...but If I remember correctly he bases his opinion of the game ON A DEMO, I mean he may have played the full game by now, but you can't base any opinion of a game over a demo.
oh and liam, correct me if I'm wrong over the daikatana thing.
Half Life's AI is pretty much nonexistant, 95% of it is scripted.
1. Annoying NPCs, who not only turn the game into a farce but also get in your way and shoot you in the back (AI my arse!).
I didn't notice any puzzles. Just some creative switch-flipping here and there.
2. Way too much emphasis on puzzles - it's an FPS dammit, FPSs are about SHOOTING stuff.
Give it a close, objective look and you'll notice it's actually much simpler than Doom's plot.
3. A vastly overrated plot - it's basically just a rehashed version of Doom's plot with a few twists.