Half-Life: Alyx is out - No spoilers!

Posted 2 weeks ago2020-03-24 00:06:43 UTC
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It's been a long time, but we finally have a new Half-Life game! This should go without saying, but just in case you need a reminder:
Don't post spoilers for Half-Life: Alyx

HL:A is a game with restrictive hardware requirements - many of us won't be able to play it for many months or years (if ever), and a lot of people would like to stay spoiler-free, if they can. So, if you're lucky enough to have access to a VR setup (or you've just watched it on youtube) - great! But don't talk about any spoilers - for story or gameplay elements. We have an #alyx-spoilers channel in Discord if you really want to discuss it.
If you absolutely must mention something that could be a spoiler, be sure to use the spoiler tags. You MUST mark the spoiler as being for HL:A, or your post will be edited or deleted by a moderator. To mark something as a spoiler, use the spoiler tag like this:
[spoiler=Half-Life: Alyx]I don't own VR hardware[/spoiler]
It will show up like this: I don't own VR hardware
Thank you, and have a very safe and productive day.


Commented 1 week ago2020-03-29 02:26:01 UTC Comment #102606
I haven't played it I just wanted to try out the spoiler tag.
Commented 6 days ago2020-04-01 12:06:04 UTC Comment #102612
Did not like it. I will talk from a fps player experience since 1997. I have seen two kalkthrougs, the player movement using the footstep tool (i can only call the two foot with the line that way) is choppy like when you play the old Resident Evil 1(scene, cut,scene,cut), the jumping from or towards cliffs is... Like the one seen in AvsP 2010, that is: weird and console-ish. Even if you are in an open world full of possibilities( that require you to sell a kidney in the black market to buy a new pc) the game is as limited as if you play old HL2:locked doors that you cannot open, unpassable areas, etc. Btw: that grass... Omg, i have seen better grass in 90's games. It is cool how hands work togheter, even the reload of weapons look cool, but HL Alyx cannot avoid the fact that it is the first of its kind, and all need more work and tech to be a full VR experience, because hands are properly (almost) well covered in what their function is about, but the MOVEMENT will require another de vice that does not exist nowadays.
But i give the game a 7 of 10 justo because it's the ONLY true actual true VR experience, even if it is quite boring.
Commented 6 days ago2020-04-01 17:59:50 UTC Comment #102615
Abaddon, you talk about the game both as if you've played it and as if you've only seen videos. Which is it?
Commented 5 days ago2020-04-01 19:34:30 UTC Comment #102616
I neither own it nor VR hardware ):
Commented 5 days ago2020-04-01 22:02:12 UTC Comment #102618
Well, I have watched two full walkthrougs, and the sensations I received are those I have wrote. I have no VR device yet, neither I think I'll buy one, but I have started my post saying that I talk from my experience as FPS player from the last 23 years. Of course my oppinion lacks of the experience of a VR device owner. Aniway, I am sure that a true VR device that covers real movement and hand operation will be done soon for us to enjoy games like HLA, and of course I'll regret what I did say if I see something better that I've seen.

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