I finished my second replay of Half-life 2 (before which I replayed through Half-life + Opposing Force + Blueshift), and also HL2: Lost Coast. HL2 was better than I remembered, I think I originally didn't like the linear gameplay as I had just played Far Cry before that, but beyond that, better than I remembered.
And how come the graphics are better than I remembered? Pretty good for such an aging game, but then it might be Valve has improved the graphics over years (like using the more advanced graphics engine from Lost Coast?), and naturally now I could easily run it in 1920x1080 with all possible bells and whistles at max, when earlier I guess I played it on medium level graphics and lower resolution on my old PC.
Now I started what I really meant to play, HL2: Episodes 1&2. Unfortunately Ep1 seems to have even more of that "virtual girlfriend" stuff that I don't really care for. "You know, you're kinda cool, and thanks for saving me. I was so worried about you. I'm thinking about you all the time. Can I be your girlfriend, giggle giggle?" blaa blaa blaa, shut up already and let me kill some monsters. I don't quite need that kind of mental masturbation from my games, thanks.
I hope none of the Tomb Raider games have any virtual boyfriends in the story who are telling "me" (Lara) how much they love me, that would feel even weirder.
Post edited June 17, 2013 by timppu