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  • Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

    Saw this over on Steam.

    http://storefront.steampowered.com/v...game&AppId=380

    Interesting thing is that the 10% preload discount applies to the Packs as well! So if you never played HL2, well, you can get the Source Premier pack for $6 off, and the Valve Complete pack for $8 off.

    Ok, it isn't much, but it's something.

    Episode 1 releases June 1.

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    Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

    Well, there goes June. Guess I'll return to WoW and BF2 after that.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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    • #3
      Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

      Purchased this morning. Now to wait anxiously for that morning. Alas, it's a Thursday, so I won't be able to put any serious time into the game for a couple days after release.
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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      • #4
        Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

        Watch the 2 release teasers in steam's My Media. Alyx's animations are looking good.
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        • #5
          Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

          whole month of june? no way, you can beat this in a day or two.

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          • #6
            Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

            A day or two? Try half a day of light gaming (exxageration :P)

            The game looks really good, and has solid gameplay throughout. A bit short, though, and the trailer for Episode 2 contains levels of sadness, especially after playing through Episode 1 (on hard)

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            • #7
              Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

              I don't know how far I am through it, its pretty cool so far, nothing TO special, mainly want to know what happens.

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              • #8
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                Steam's taking ages to download this - I guess 2gb isn't something to be sniffed at.

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                • #9
                  Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                  Dude, you could have preloaded the thing. The day it came out it only took me about a minute to unlock it and then I was ready to play.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                    *SPOILERS*

                    Wow! I know its only about 4-5 hours long but those were some damn fun hours. I love the new more wittty dialogue that most of the characters have. Alyx has some wonderful AI. When she grabs the shotgun she just plain OWNS. All the puzzles are much more well done. I <3 flares. The new zombines are awesome. All in all, i think that this is what HL2 shudve been. I love HL2 but i think they played it too conservatively. With this, they it hang out a little more and it makes it so much more fun, at least for me. I cant wait to beat it again.



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                    • #11
                      Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                      It was short <<<< It was awesome <<<< It was QUALITY.

                      This is the first real game I've played where I actually felt like I was involved in a virtual movie. I commend this fact mainly to the excellent work done on Alyx and her AI, as well as the other characters.

                      Against HL2.

                      Length << (I guess another two or three hours would have been nice...but I felt I got what I paid for)
                      Graphics >>> (jaw dropping sequences and effects that just weren't in HL2, as well as better design for every place visited.)
                      Gameplay >>>>>x400 (Not a single moment of boredom, repetition, or confusion. Best I've ever experienced)


                      Get it. You pay 10 bucks for the movies, pay 20 bucks for this. It's 3 movies long and totally interactive. Best single-player package I've seen yet. Commentary system means that if you play through it again, you'll get to hear the developers explain everything to you. This is extremely cool and adds another 5 hours if you're interested.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                        Originally posted by Zephyr

                        Commentary system means that if you play through it again, you'll get to hear the developers explain everything to you. This is extremely cool and adds another 5 hours if you're interested.
                        -Zephyr
                        I didn't know it had this option. Sounds cool! I've been playing this slowly and methodically just to get extra enjoyment out of it. So far, it's awesome as expected. I'm pleased with the price
                        ($18.00 for prepaid) and the goods. Can't wait for the next installment.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                          Its quality and better to go buy the game rather than wait to download it on Steam. Took me about two days to complete and its is worth the $20.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                            It was great, but that wasn't a surprise coming from valve.

                            Really enjoyed the commentary system they implemented after testing it in lost coast. Really should help give source mappers more insight into their level design.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Preloads Begin

                              Originally posted by wildcat2000
                              Its quality and better to go buy the game rather than wait to download it on Steam. Took me about two days to complete and its is worth the $20.
                              How come everyone keeps saying it's a bad idea to wait to download it off Steam? You can preload it even if you didn't buy it, and then it unlocks in about 40 seconds, compared to the time it takes to drive to and from the store and then install it off a disc.

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