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17 comments | 15th July 2017, 11:43 AM

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10 comments | 3rd January 2016, 05:17 AM

So I finally got around to playing HL2 the other day (yeah nah don't ask why it's taken me this long).

Because the game was the first one to use the Source engine, I can't help but notice that a lot of the game puzzles and gameplay focus on the physics, as if Valve was attempting to exploit this part of the engine to the max.
ie. You get a tool that can pick up objects around the world. You can't shoot to destroy turrets, they have to fall over. You build see-saws in the sewers to escape, etc.
Maybe I'm just cynical but because I've played games post HL2 which feature similar physics engines that aren't exploited like this, I'm finding this part of the game a bit overkill. kind of like how there are games build to exploit a graphics engine, this feels like it was built to exploit a physics engine.

Also, the story isn't explained very well either.
And Alyx is actually pretty annoying.
But apart from that Its alright.

7 comments | 8th August 2009, 08:19 AM

allright allright, i give up

whats up with the flippen V for vendetta masks?

3 comments | 15th May 2009, 05:51 AM

Postal 3.

ha ha, i watched the trailer and it basically involved gameplay footage of TPD ('the postal dude') shooting people.
its probably going to be worse then postal 2 though...
putting cats on shotguns, pissing on people and setting people on fire with petrol cans.

creating games just for contraversy... you gotta take your hats off to RWS

12 comments | 30th March 2009, 05:54 AM

So if people are going to start going on about medical stuff,

ill just like to say that my girl friend has ... glandular fever!
then she had an alergic reaction to the medicene...

but thankfully shes slowly getting better....

5 comments | 30th January 2009, 01:15 AM

Got back from holiday up at QLD Australia the other day - very warm.
Temps have been just stupid too - its nearly 40 deg C.

Theres something really wrong with the weather i think.

3 comments | 12th December 2008, 05:02 AM

well well well... looks like my time at the hospital is over - wisdom teeth out. face is still numb and had blood all in my mouth... hm, could be worse i guess...

2 comments | 29th October 2008, 04:13 AM

(basically an update from my last journal. basically.)

So, were getting our piraty pirate swords soon (for the musical), ive seen a couple already, and they are metal. Hm. too bad for the police chorus who have plastic battons... Hm.
well, i still am slighty worried because i have to jump through a few of these swords, and i dont want to know what could happen if it goes wrong...

7 comments | 28th September 2008, 20:30 PM

the other day i auditioned for Pirates of Penzance musical and i got the role of a swashbuckling pirate, Narrrgh!
some of the dance is quite tricky actaully, ill need to wear knee pads the amount of times i scrape my legs along the ground

10 comments | 4th September 2008, 21:19 PM

My editing/ HL mod computer is buggerd. Ill have to salvage what i can, or fix it. But i dont know how to fix it. and i dont want to takei t apart. catch 22. a hur hur...