wewantsthering's Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PC) review

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Best in the Half-Life 2 Series

The Half-Life series has changed a lot since the original in 1998. Beginning with Half Life 2, and especially starting in Episode I, the series took an extremely narrative focus gameplay not to unsimilar to a T.V. series such as Lost. Half-Life Episode II has some of the most emotional scenes I have experienced in a video game. Period. There are sections that made me want to reach through the screen and stop something from happening, without avail.

Although it does focus heavily on the storytelling aspect, it definitely does not let up on the trademark Half-Life style action. The action is well-paced with great times of complete and terrifying silence followed by a good thirty minutes of constant battle. One complaint regarding episode I was its short length. Episode II definitely picks up the slack in this regard, although some would still consider it too short. Personally, I found it a good balance because there wasn't a lot of extra junk to just make it longer. It's like watching some crappy director's cut of Chronicles of Riddick.

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    Best in the series, so far 0

    Now, with a title like that I got to have something to back it up with. I've personally played through all the Half-Life games on more than one occasion and hands down, Episode Two has truly been the best and most enjoyable experience yet and left me at a gaming high hours after finishing it, only to have me get up the next day to play through it again, this time with developer commentary turned on which is this great new feature the episodes have brought that gives you insight in a lot of the w...

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