I'm not gonna post anything about it because I don't want to spoil it but wow

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however, there's CWs here so I can spoil all I want

okay the end clearly indicates an upcoming half-life 3. it clearly does. aaa

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with alyx as the main character?? also there was a very Bioshock feel at the end there where you have no choice but to take gordon's place even though you KNOW as soon as you enter the room that it's the g-man in there and not gordon, and yet you can't do anything about it

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that last part in the vault was amazing too, it's very portal 2/bioshock infinite but with VR?? hell yeah

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so uh yeah I'm pumped to see how that works out. Wondering now if they have HL:3 ready to be released in like a month or something?? cause they can't make a 12 hour game that teases half life 3 and then not release it for another 13 years, that's just not an option

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yeah same half life is such a good series of games and I've never found a first person shooter where I like the feeling as much

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@wxcafe woah

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@wxcafe yeah heck me up

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@noiob SO!! you spend like 3/4 th of the game going and trying to break into this big floating-over-the-city vault thing. at first you think it's got a weapon in there, but then you learn that they're not trying to keep people out as much as they're trying to keep something in, and then you hear someone (I suspect it's Mossman, the traitor) talking about the "thing" inside and she goes "well, it survived black mesa unscathed!" so you immediately go "oh wow it's gordon

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@noiob freeman!" and so do the other characters in-game too! soooo you continue going there, you make your way, you disable the protection field, then you crash the whole vault, get inside it, and there's a bunch of weiiiird physics shit going on, like they apparently just took a whole apt building in that thing but in some of them gravity is fucked up, one of them is just like. mirrored at the middle, so there's a second appartment inverted on the ceiling, bunch of

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@noiob stuff like that. So you make your way through that, then you get a sequence where your gravity gloves are all-powerful and you just blast the combine soldiers, and after all that you get to the center of the vault, where they're keeping... gordon freeman? except when you walk into that room it's clearly not gordon's silhouette behind the force field... So you open it anyway, cause alyx never saw gordon so she doesn't know it's not him...

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@noiob aaand of course it's the g-man!! who tells you hey thanks for freeing me, what do you want me to do in exchange? so alyx goes "uh could you get the combine out of earth?" and he goes "that's a bit too much... tell you what though, let's go into the future. look, here's your dad dying (at the end of hl2:ep2). What do you say, I save him?" so of course alyx says yeah go for it dude, I don't want my dad to die

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@noiob so he gives you the power to blast the combine advisor that kills eli vance at the end of episode 2, which you do, and after that he goes "well, that's done now, your dad lives... but! gordon hasn't really been conforming to our expectations as a tool/employee. instead we're going to employ you now. Bye!" and alyx goes "uh hey hang on, you can't do that, that's not what we agreed on?"

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@noiob and, well, the g-man doesn't care, he's gone. blank screen, the game says "subject: alyx vance, status: hired", blank screen, then you wake up at the end of episode 2 as gordon, eli is still alive, but alyx is gone... so eli goes "ah, fucking g-man with his unforseen consequences... I'll kill him, he took alyx!" and dog comes back, gives you the crowbar, and that's it, end of the game

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@noiob so!!! that clearly indicates a third game starting a while after hl2:ep2 with alyx as the main character!!??

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@noiob same way the hl1->hl2 gap was done!!

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@wxcafe I wonder if HL3 will be in VR or not then 🤔

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@noiob I have no idea (and keep in mind I don't even know if there will be a half life 3, lol, it's all speculation, even if that does seem to imply it very hard imo), but it'd seem weird to me if they made this VR only and then released HL3 on flat screens... like

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@noiob what I would have done if I were them would be: spend the past few years developping both HL3 and HL:A, since nobody's really waiting for HL3 anyway you don't have to keep delays or anything. Then announce HL:A when both are pretty much ready, but you still wait for a while because people are going to want to buy VR headsets and there's gonna be a shortage! then release that, wait a month, and at that point announce "hey btw hl3 is out in a week, have fun"

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@noiob but that's probably just wishful thinking lol

@wxcafe I should really play the first two

I never realized they were actual games until like... Last year. I thought they were more like Second Life but people modded them and made games with em.

@marie_joseph oh yeah you definitely should! Black Mesa is the modern version of Half Life (1), and then Half Life 2 and Episode 1/Episode 2 are really good

@wxcafe yeah... But hopefully it'll drive VR to become more accessible!

@marie_joseph yeah! I hope there's more games released, every headset has been sold out pretty much all the time this year since the demand was so important to play HL:A

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