Journal #7766

Posted 7 years ago2012-04-30 22:05:39 UTC
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
I just posted this on the BMS forum, but I think it's worth bringing up.

What is with the Gordon Freeman vs. Adrian Shephard debates. People who say they are a fan of Shephard's character and would like to see him return... what!? What fucking character? He's a mute protagonist, just like freeman. The only thing that differentiates the 2 in game is their gloves.

Ugh... people!

14 Comments

Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 22:15:00 UTC Comment #43491
Literally never seen a Freeman vs Shephard debate.

It's not worth bringing up.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 22:40:57 UTC Comment #43488
I think it's more of the viewpoint then the character of the protagonist that the argument is about.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 22:49:39 UTC Comment #43492
Freeman was trying to rescue scientists and save the world.
Shephard was assigned to kill everyone and cover it up.

End of debate?
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 23:11:03 UTC Comment #43499
I haven't personally seen any freeman vs shephard debates but I do know I've definitely seen a lot of people saying "we want shephard back!".
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 23:17:24 UTC Comment #43497
Well, look at it this way.

Freeman worked there with the company, he saw it all happening and he proudly represented his people as he battled his way across Black Mesa and soon into Xen.

Shepard gradually learned of what Black Mesa was and fought his way through the facility as he was left behind by his colleagues and eventually made it to rescue the facility by defusing the bomb and ending the civilization of Alien X.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-30 23:37:28 UTC Comment #43489
How to start an argument on the internet.

Step 1: Express an opinion.
Step 2: Wait.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 00:48:14 UTC Comment #43487
I disagree, Rimrook. Let's fight.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 00:50:48 UTC Comment #43498
I've always wanted to see Shephard either be referenced to or return in a future Half-Life game as well, but I could live without him being referenced to.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 01:27:46 UTC Comment #43486
It's probably that they liked Shephard's role in the HL universe, and they would like to see more of his role.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 05:48:04 UTC Comment #43493
The different point of view was the real thing that made Opfor interesting. But demanding Shepard's character back in this day and age...another friggin' well-armored soldier guy as a protagonist would really make it stand out from the horde of Modern Warfields.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 07:59:00 UTC Comment #43494
There are Freeman and Shepherd debates? I had no idea.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 08:47:23 UTC Comment #43490
The thing is, Shephard would be in the same boat as everyone else now. The HECU is long gone, he has no orders. Hell, just play they Citizen and Citizen 2 and pretend that you're Shephard.

Or wait for Opposing Force 2 to be released.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 09:10:15 UTC Comment #43495
Don't expect an Opposing Force 3 though.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-01 17:10:10 UTC Comment #43496
i like hotdogs

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