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Tesla
07-13-2003, 04:30 PM
I heard they were making this game but i've only seen one screenie of it and that was on TV and for about i second, so has anyone got any plot info and more screenies of this game ?

From what i saw it looked 1000 times better than the original but lets hope the stroyline is as good as the 1st :)

HertogJan
07-13-2003, 05:17 PM
Wow have you been burried under a rock for the last few months??!! HOW THE HELL COULD YOU'VE MISSED HL2?? :D :D :confused:

Yeah it rocks, the physics rock, the graphics, storyline, characters, weapons, aliens: THEY ALL ROCK!!

Here's a link to a 500MB movie which contains pretty much all you want :)

http://www.fileplanet.com/files/120000/123983.shtml

Tesla
07-13-2003, 05:45 PM
Thanks Hertog :)
500mb erm...maybe sometime when i have 3 days to spare for downloading :D

Lion275
07-13-2003, 05:50 PM
Here man I got a link for you

Half-Life 2 (http://www.planethalflife.com/half-life2/)

Man this games gonna be AWSOME! :cool:

Tesla
07-13-2003, 05:55 PM
Thanks Lion275 :)

Wow looks awesome i can't wait, and their releasing Modding tools before the game is released so we can expect some good mods when the game comes out :)

RoguePhotonic
07-13-2003, 08:10 PM
Game does look like it will be good....looks like allot of thinking with the way you can use the environment....


Though hafelife was just a basic game...nothing special....

legameboy
07-13-2003, 08:11 PM
Half-life 2 will rock, but Jedi Academy will always stay in my heart. :p

daring dueler
07-13-2003, 08:48 PM
sweet! i just hope its released for ps2 or anything besides computer faster than the first however!

RoguePhotonic
07-13-2003, 10:21 PM
"watches that video" :bored:...must get half life 2..now! NOW!!! :explode:

Tesla
07-13-2003, 11:41 PM
It looks SO cool!! :)
The graphic looks like a Movie their so realistic :D I cant wait for this game it will ROCK!!

legameboy
07-14-2003, 12:57 AM
I can't.... decide...... until........ gamiseleased!!!!!!!! Oh dang, this game will be game of the year 2003, and I'm getting it.

Angel: No, JA will be the best. Demon: You idiot, don't listen to him! What does he know about games! We all know that E.T. for atari was the best right!

*sigh* :p

ZBomber
07-14-2003, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by daring dueler
sweet! i just hope its released for ps2 or anything besides computer faster than the first however!

Yeh, I don't feel like buying it, I'll let you buy it and paly it at your house. :D

BCanr2d2
07-14-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
sweet! i just hope its released for ps2 or anything besides computer faster than the first however!

HL2 is for PC and XBOX at least.....

I don't know if the PS2 could really be able to handle the grahpics properly, it is getting quite old now...

Captain Wilson
07-14-2003, 10:24 PM
Though hafelife was just a basic game...nothing special....
:eek:
it was great! and HL2 *drool*:rolleyes:

mr. Hutt
07-15-2003, 08:10 PM
half-life 1 and it's expansions (except CS) aren't special, though half-life 2 is cool. I won't say it "rocks" cause i'm a doom 3 fan

RoguePhotonic
07-15-2003, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by mr. Hutt
half-life 1 and it's expansions (except CS) aren't special, though half-life 2 is cool. I won't say it "rocks" cause i'm a doom 3 fan

Yeah can't even put CS on the list of not special...it's way to horrible even for that.....

legameboy
07-15-2003, 10:02 PM
*gasp* I haven't even played HF1!!!!!! :eek:

HertogJan
07-16-2003, 08:20 AM
Wow you guys really suck :mad: :p

No really, HL1 has been the god of games for over 5 years now!! And you know what?? HL with all the mods hasn't been beaten yet!! And when HL2 comes out, I think we'll have a new god :D

CS is still the most played game... After like 3, 4 years??!! You can't just say it 'sucks'. Yeah maybe the gameplay isn't your thing, but it manages to keep lots of ppl playing. After playing lots of other games, I still keep coming back to CS. CS is, if you look at the facts, the best game around, whether you like it or not. Period. :D


Oh boy I really can't wait for HL2, and you know what? 30 September isn't THAT far away!!

Lunatic Jedi
07-16-2003, 08:42 AM
HL2 is going to absolutely pwn everything else, plain and simple. I've seen the 500MB video, and all I can say about it is that it should come complete with an extra set of underpants for afterwards. Sure, its got a hell of a lot going for it graphically, but its biggest selling point is the physics.

If it can be knocked over, picked up, pushed, pulled, thrown, or manipulated in any way whatsoever, you can guarantee you'll be able to do it.

Great stuff. :D

RoguePhotonic
07-16-2003, 10:00 AM
CS is still the most played game... After like 3, 4 years??!! You can't just say it 'sucks'. Yeah maybe the gameplay isn't your thing, but it manages to keep lots of ppl playing. After playing lots of other games, I still keep coming back to CS. CS is, if you look at the facts, the best game around, whether you like it or not. Period.

Guess my tastes are alittle more "sophisticated"

I just don't get it either...the ONLY thing CS has that other games don't is the system of buying weapons....everything else is in every other game and many others do them way better.

Some people say realism.....CS!! realism?....those words need to stay 1000 yards from each other at all times :D

HertogJan
07-16-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by RoguePhotonic
Guess my tastes are alittle more "sophisticated"

I just don't get it either...the ONLY thing CS has that other games don't is the system of buying weapons....everything else is in every other game and many others do them way better.

Some people say realism.....CS!! realism?....those words need to stay 1000 yards from each other at all times :D

What about fast-paced SEMI-reaslistic gameplay?? No stamina bull****, no prone, no bland looking textures like in UT mods, no weird animations like in UT mods. The weapons have their own feel, you really get to know the weapons and they aren't all alike, like in several other games. The leveldesign is very good, good gameplay and the textures are better than in 90% of the other games :) And they are getting better and better.

Also, the game is updated further and further, new weapons and such :) Cheaters aren't a real problem anymore, thanks to Valve's Anti Cheat modules. The netcode of CS (or HL) is also superb, my ping used to be like 50% of UT's ping!

CS is a game you play with tension, but that is fast-paced at the same time :) /me loves CS :D

Lion275
07-16-2003, 10:57 AM
*sides with HertogJan* Yea what he said :p

HertogJan
07-16-2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by Lion275
*sides with HertogJan* Yea what he said :p

Hooray, somebody agrees with me!!

toms
07-16-2003, 01:54 PM
yeah, and if other games have a lot of the stuff in CS, it is because they all copied CS.... minly due to its insane popularity.

Its not as popular now of course, but considering it's age it is amazing how popular it still is. At one time more people were playing CS than all the other games put together. :D

Oh, and apart from possibly Deus Ex the original Half Life is still the best single player FPS game on the PC.

The Cheat
07-16-2003, 02:08 PM
halflife 2 looks awesome, i cant wait to see this game, too bad it will only be ported for the xbox if it is ported for a console

Lion275
07-16-2003, 02:11 PM
i dont think anyother systems could handle it, maybe if PS3 comes out by the time it ports......:rolleyes: ,I dont know too much about gamecube so i dont know if it can handle it or not :p

The Cheat
07-16-2003, 02:14 PM
well planet half-life said it would probably be an exclusive to the x-box (like halo was)

Lion275
07-16-2003, 02:24 PM
huh I didnt read that , dang fine print :D

I think they should make it for PS3 if it arrives on time,((having it on xbox would be cool too)) I mean PS2 did get a Half-Life game :rolleyes: so......

RoguePhotonic
07-16-2003, 08:20 PM
Good looking textures?...are you kidding....even in the new CS coming out the textures look horrible....

HertogJan
07-17-2003, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by RoguePhotonic
Good looking textures?...are you kidding....even in the new CS coming out the textures look horrible....

Try playing any other mod then :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Mostly just gray levels, that are supposed to be some kind of 'military base' :rolleyes: The villages in CS look pretty realistic, especially if you realize the engine is the QUAKE I ENGINE FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!! Oh well, a heavily modifies Quake I engine anywayz :p

RoguePhotonic
07-17-2003, 07:35 AM
Well I have never tried any mods...and plus those are user made...if the person is lazy then **** what do you expect....I have seen models in games that were better than the ones that came with the game...

BCanr2d2
07-17-2003, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by Lunatic Jedi
HL2 is going to absolutely pwn everything else, plain and simple. I've seen the 500MB video, and all I can say about it is that it should come complete with an extra set of underpants for afterwards. Sure, its got a hell of a lot going for it graphically, but its biggest selling point is the physics.

If it can be knocked over, picked up, pushed, pulled, thrown, or manipulated in any way whatsoever, you can guarantee you'll be able to do it.

Great stuff. :D

I am sure HL also said that this was possible too, and so have about a million other shooters, driving games, etc!!

Let's not hype it up so it's meant to be this thing to be worshipped, otherwise this same thread will be full of people saying it was a let down.....
I'll be realistic, I'll buy it on the strength of having played HL, and hope its a very good game to play, on both platforms...

Tufkad
07-17-2003, 08:35 AM
Tufkad has seen this movie, Tufkad thinks Half-Life II is going to rock. Tufkad loved Half-Life one.

Oh, and Tufkad says that the movie is 600MB, not 500. :)

Oh, and Tufkad says hi. Tufkad is new here.
:fett: (well new to this forum. Tufkad has posted a little bit in the "Star Wars" forum, not enough to be noticed (lucasforums not just the JKii ones..but Tufkad hasn't posted here yet.))

HertogJan
07-17-2003, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Tufkad
Tufkad has seen this movie, Tufkad thinks Half-Life II is going to rock. Tufkad loved Half-Life one.

Oh, and Tufkad says that the movie is 600MB, not 500. :)

Oh, and Tufkad says hi. Tufkad is new here.
:fett: (well new to this forum. Tufkad has posted a little bit in the "Star Wars" forum, not enough to be noticed (lucasforums not just the JKii ones..but Tufkad hasn't posted here yet.))

Welcome here Tufkad, have a specially brewed Hertog Jan beer:

http://www.hertogjan.nl/imgs/hjhp_PACKSHOT.jpg

And yeah, HL2 is going to rock :)

Tufkad
07-17-2003, 09:39 AM
Thank you for the welcome. But I am underage. Does Hertog Jan make root beer? :(

HertogJan
07-17-2003, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Tufkad
root beer

AAAARGH!!! Is that non-alcoholic beer?? If so:

DON'T YOU DARE SAY THAT WORD IN PUBLIC AGAIN!! :p :p :p

No, Hertog Jan doesn't make non-alcoholic beers, you should try Buckler, made by Heineken, lol :)

C'jais
07-17-2003, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by HertogJan
What about fast-paced SEMI-reaslistic gameplay?? No stamina bull****, no prone, no bland looking textures like in UT mods, no weird animations like in UT mods. The weapons have their own feel, you really get to know the weapons and they aren't all alike, like in several other games. The leveldesign is very good, good gameplay and the textures are better than in 90% of the other games :) And they are getting better and better.

The one problem with CS is that it doesn't promote teamwork. You can survive shots to the head, and as such is designed so that you have these "one-man armies" winning the game all by themselves. Why? Because as long as your reflexes are good enough, and you have the right weapon, you can take on the entire enemy team. Nowhere in the game is cooperation *required* - sure, it's fun and improves your chances, but a team is not required if you want to win. Again, this is because the weapons are so impotent that there's no risk of receiving a "lucky shot" from a headless newbie when flying solo.

And because the money system doesn't reward teamwork in the slightest (rather, it works against it as you get money from killing people all by yourself), this results in CS attracting primarily immature 12 y/o's.

Also, you have to learn outrageously farfetched techniques in order to gain the upper hand in the game: Bunny hopping and strafejumping because everyone knows you aim much better when jumping, and makes you travel faster. Not to mention the programmers thought it'd be realistic if you moved faster while holding a knife, with all your gear slapped onto your back weighing a little over a ton. Oh, and everyone knows rifles can shoot through several inches of reinforced concrete, real SWAT teams use that technique all the time.

And yes, the game looks like something my dog regurgitates after eating cat remains in the local sand box. If you want crisp, bright, colourful textures, you *should* in fact check out UT. The textures are incredibly detailed and use the full colour palette compared to the brown, red and grey of quake and certain half-life mods.

CS is a game you play with tension, but that is fast-paced at the same time :) /me loves CS :D

Hertog, that didn't make much sense. Try saying it out loud for yourself. And fast paced doesn't mean good either - plenty of games are fast paced and suck anyway.

Saying half-life is still insanely popular would be a lie - CS is popular. Its mods are popular. The original multiplayer sucked donkey c*ck. But then again, they provided a good, solid engine which many people thought would make good mods, so they did do something (though the original game design wasn't all that).

Oh, and as for half-life 2's physics, I must say I'm not impressed by the corpses "rubbery" nature - it's as if they weigh as much as a beach ball, and bounce as such. Put some more weight into them, dammit - UT2k3 did it nearly right, except their corpses slided about as if the floor was coated in jello.

HertogJan
07-17-2003, 02:53 PM
Headshot isn't lethal?? Sure, if you have a glock :rolleyes: All the other weapons are totally lethal, you should try aiming for the head too some time :p

Bunnyhopping and strafejumping?? Eh.. I dunno what BETA you've played, but since 1.2/1.3, you can't jump more than like 4 times in a row, each jump becoming slower and slower.

You're right about the knife running speed, but guess what; it's fixxed in 1.6... How's that for customer support eh? :)

And you're right too that the money system can be abused by ppl, so they only play for themselves. But hey, that's with every game, money system or not! The point is: you should find servers with nice ppl, whop work together, and use the already built in voicecommunication :) Heck, on the servers I play, you get a gun for free from a teammate if you ask it nicely.

There's a lot of ranting on the CS community, but the thing is, in UT2003 you also have those 12yr old lamers, who don't help teammates and try to cap the flag on their own. It all comes down to finding a good server :)

And I dunno what UT mod you've been playing, but Strike Force, Infiltration, Tactical Ops: they all look like crap. Sure the graphics are more 'polished', but the textures are crap, the leveldesign is mostly boring and omg the walking animations :eek: CS has pretty bad weapon models, but you can change that easily. The UT weapon models suck big time!!


And fast paced isn't neccesarily good, but it works out in CS. Of course you have to wait when you're dead, but there's a lot of games where that period is waaaay longer. America's army for example, but also, again, some UT mods :(

And no tension? OMG, you must've never felt the adrenaline pumping when you were the last around, and you killed 3 enemies in a row :) Or the great feeling when you just cleaned the house in cs_estate with excellent teamwork :)

I dunno what version of CS you played, but on the right servers, this game is sooo addicting. But of course; that's just my humble opinion. An opinion LOTS of ppl share btw ;)