I was thinking of buying this game but, I never played the original Half Life. So will I be lost in Half Life 2?
Will I be Lost?
Coming from the exact situation as you, i juz read the dstory background on wikipedia and jumped straight into half life 2 and the episodes.
I found it enjoyable and totally not feeling that i was left out due to the fact that i missed the last game.
Or you can go buy the original half life now, i bet they are dirt cheap now.
As a person who played the first game I can tell you that its much less jarring to play Half-Life 2 if you haven't played HL1.
It may seem strange but, for me at least, going to HL2 from HL1 I was very confused for a little while. I made false assumptions about the combine, didn't understand why the vortigaunt are human friendly now etc.
HL2 kind of turns all you know from HL1 on its head, so aside from not getting some references, in jokes, and returning characters you'll be fine.
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