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The story continues 0

Half-Life 2: Episode One sets of right away with an alternate ending to the events of Half-Life 2. Although if these events occur before or after the actual ending is not clear - but by now the player should be used to be left in the dark when it comes to the storyline. The first thing I noticed, sadly, was the frame rate. Now those of you on older systems who previously could run Half-Life 2 should be warned that you might notice choppiness and tears in dialog that really break immersion. The g...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode One 0

Episode One is the continuation of, in my opinion, the best first person shooter of all time. The gameplay engine remains simply the most enjoyable to just run around and shoot things in, and Valve's level design is impeccable. Everything here is created with the intention of making a good video game combined with a strong narrative experience. I love the way Half-Life presents its story, it's just a much more immersive world than almost anything else.I miss exploring the wide open countryside a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Familiar but extremely polished and well designed 0

Ok so when i first heard that Valve was going to go with an episodic model, so their games would be released sooner and would allow for a more TV model. Where their are cliffhangers and you can't wait to play the next installment. Then after a while I started to think it was stupid. The length of the games was the main issue. If it was 5 hours and you would get the next installment soon... as in at most a month I would love the idea. The best part about shows like 24 and Lost is waiting to see w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Awesome game 0

Ive been playing this on the 360 as part of the orange box and its been so far brilliant :D.The story pick up where half life 2 left off, the citidel core has been destroyed but before it kills you and alex the g-man comes and say's that he'll give you favor, then it comes to a big cliffhanger and thats where episode 1 comes in.Alex and d.o.g find you buried in rubble you awake and see that most of the city is destroyed, you make contact with alex's dad and he tells you that you MUST escape from...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.


Although hailed by critics and fans as the best PC game of 2004, Half-Life 2 had an ending that left many people scratching their heads. It wasn’t so much an ending but a lead up to Episode 1, the first of three expansion packs to be developed and released by Valve. In short it is a remarkable production that completely lives up to hype and establishes itself as the epitome of what gaming should be: a mixture of pulse raising action and continuously exciting game play, along with exquisite techn...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

this game is great. 0

Half Life 2 Episode 1 does not add much to Half Life 2. Instead of adding new weapons or enemies, it decides to master what was seen in Half Life 2. It simply brought HL2 into a bigger and greater universe. Although most battles are in slim corridors, there are some grander battles. The zombie level in HL2: i think it was called we don't go through ravenholm, has been recycled but was so much funner this time around. In short, Half Life 2 Episode 1 is basically Half Life 2 but improved on dramat...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Zomg is that levio91 reviewing hl2 ep 2? yes it is retard. 1

This is the sequel to the game that is much different than Half Life 1 my fav Fps ever This game is of course Half life 2 and the game Im reviewing is Half Life 2: Episode 1… glad thats over with. I don’t like mentioning story In my reviews so im not… through the first half of the game all you can use is a super powered gravity gun and this isn’t fun everyones one shot kill and you also get alot more health than you would normally get this game is basically the last part of Half Life 2 extended ...

0 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode One 0

When Half-Life 2 came out in 2004, the ending left many of its fans scratching their heads. The game ended leaving some pretty big questions unanswered. Instead of waiting for another six years for the answers, Valve software has gone the way of episodic content. By releasing three much shorter “episodes” in six month intervals, they are able to get the game out quicker. Half-Life 2: Episode One starts out with a disappointing explanation of how Gordon and Alyx survive the ending of Half-Life 2...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life: Episode One 0

First off let's get that name out of the way. Originally HL2:EP1 was named Half-Life2: Aftermath, to me a much cooler an more logical name. I don't understand how HL2:EP1 was approved, because it's not true. HL2:EP1 is NOT the first part of HL2, it's a continuation of the HL2 story, so how could it be Episode One? I understand that they wanted to get the "Episode" in there to show that this is episodic content and the "One" because this is the first in a three-part extension of the HL2 story-a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Recycled Half Life 2 bits alone don't make a good game 0

Half Life 2: Episode One was developed by Valve and released in 2006, around one and a half year after previous game Half Life 2. It was Valves failed attempt to turn the Half Life franchise into an episodic format, as only another episode would follow before the series went into hiatus in 2007. Episode One is like its predecessor a classic first person shooter, the gameplay is pretty much unchanged, while the graphics have gotten a little upgrade. The story picks up mere seconds after the incon...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Short but sweet. 0

The downside is -- this looks a lot like Half Life 2 and it's not entirely exciting to go back into the Citadel as soon as you spent the entire first game blasting your way through corridor after corridor.The upside is -- Episode 1 completely takes the level design to new heights. Everything looks familiar, but more immersive ... more authentic .. and more challenging. Combat has a few true challenging spots. Light and shadows are used much more effectively and purposefully. It's a short game bu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half Life 2: Episode 1 review by Termite 0

Game Review: Half Life 2: Episode 1 Half Life 2: Episode 1 was released in 2006, and is the first part of a three part trilogy that essentially are meant to be Half Life 3. Several major changes to the Source engine such as better facial animation and graphics overall make the graphics seem like HL2, just given a little boost. While it can be bought and played without having HL2 installed, the game is so story driven that you are really missing out if you don't play the original HL2. The story p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Episode One of a Sequel to the Sequel 0

his game begins with an interesting cinematic that provides a lot and very little insight to the story at the same time. I won’t say what the cinematic had except for the fact it was very intriguing. I would like to say I don’t think people understand the concept of episodic content. It is supposed to be short and cheap, which I will admit $20 is a bit extensive but if you were smart you would have bought it before June 1st you would of save $2. Will now with my insult out of the way I will now ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Better than the original, or a lateral shift? 0

When playing through Half-Life 2: Episode One in the past I had always perceived it as a game that is mostly an extension of Half-Life 2. That’s not to say that it’s bad and that’s not to say that it’s good; rather, instead of a shift up or a shift down, it’s a shift sideways. After playing through it once more I feel justified in holding that view. Episode One is in a very strange realm for me. I don’t know quite where it’s meant to fit. It’s good -- it’s entertaining and it’s well desig...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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