Is Half Life One still good?

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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    I'm thinking of getting it but I'm not sure how well it's aged. Is it still good or does it feel archaic?
     
  2. Mark McDonut

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    I like it, it's got that papery oldschool fps feel, but there's also the one on the source engine with the same graphics but almost unnoticible default change but tweakable. Then there's black mesa which is on steam early access.

    I recently installed xash on my android phone and have it playing the original half life game files pretty smoothly on lunch breaks, I like it.
     
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    It's still a great game!
     
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    It feels ancient. Blocky, and feels like not enough story or something. Can't place my finger on it but I know I like it for nostalgic reasons.
     
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    Are you talking about Minecraft?
     
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    It's a game that I recommend everyone should play! It has got this classic feel to it!
     
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    I highly recommend it! It's great for weaker CPUs, and has a great story.
    Don't Half-Life 2 without playing the first one.
     
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    I never played the original, though i did play black mesa, and that was pretty great.

    Though you do notice that its pretty old, because they make you solve way too simple physics puzzles, because they wanted to show off their physics engine.

    Though it does do some things more advanced than current games. If you run into an npc he goes "sorry about that" or "that was akward. Sorry" and gets out of the GODDAMM DOORWAY LYDIA WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM.

    I did hear the last levels were a bit very very bad, but black mesa actually changes the last level to what they were intended to be because they dont have to deal with technical limitations of the time.

    Also the levels arent done yet, so i also havent played the new versions yet.
     
  10. phreaksho

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    The answer to your question is: yes. It'll always be good. I've gone back and played it through many times. Not to mention different ports and the sequels and spinoffs, everything half-life is great. Except we are probably never going to see anything else from valve... :glare: