I am currently at Sandtraps and i just got past Highway 17. Highway 17 was the most boring level i have ever played in the Half-Life 2 franchise.Drive,stop,drive,stop,drive,stop,drive,stop rinse and repeat.
I heard Sandtraps was about the same,and im disappointed if it is.
Your character has been framed for murder.And you need to find the real killer.You find out the killer is an alien from an evil world!So,you find the killer,and clear your name?Nope.You get killed by him!And then the police storm in and think you're the killer and killed yourself,because you couldn't live with the guilt.Then the killer walks away like nothing.
Cause there is very,very hard to make it through the end with an happy ending.