Half life

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Digeman, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Digeman

    Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 5, 2005
    Hey guys, was just thinking about buying the orange box since it's got so many kewl games in it, and i've just gotta have portals! [​IMG] Anyways I was just wondering if anyone here could like just sum up what half life 1 was about and what happened so i understand half life 2 a little better [​IMG] Thanks!
  2. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    gordan got analed...
  3. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

    Apr 22, 2007
    the congo
    Basically, Gordon Freeman (the character you play in HL2) was a worker at a top secret laboratory owned by Black Mesa. They were doing experiments on portal technology when something goes wrong, a dimensional rift appears and all these wierd alien thingies appear in our dimension. Gordon then has to escape from the bowels of the Black Mesa compound, up to the surface.

    There's more to it than that (the G-man for example) but that's the basic gist of it.
  4. shootme

    shootme Advanced Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Relly fast:
    you are gordon freeman, a scientist working at Black Mesa. you are currently working on teleportation when something goes terribly wrong and portals to otherworlds open and aliens come to earth. durring the game your objective is to get out of the black mesa fasility to tell the world what has happened.

    or something like that, cant relly remember. many years since i played it now.
  5. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

    Apr 22, 2007
    the congo
  6. cenotaph

    cenotaph GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2006
    United States
    The story is about as prevalent as that of the Halo games. Meaning, it'll make little notice of itself in game. Whether this is bad or not I'll leave up to you to decide.

    Then again, Valve was founded by people from Quake II's modscene [​IMG]
  7. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    Not to forget, the Military was called in. The first time you see them you think they are here to help you and all the scientists evacuate. In actual fact they've been brought in to 'silence' everyone involved in the incident. So not only do you have the fight the Xen aliens, but you have to fight the military too.

    Also the Gman can be seen throughout the game, talking with people or watching you just out of reach. In the end of the game once you've killed the leader of the xen aliens that keeps opening these portals to our world the Gman says he's been watching and grooming you for his services. He gives you a choice (not a choice at all really) between death and coming under his 'employment'. He puts you into stasis, then you wake up at the start of half-life 2 not knowing at all what's going on.
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