Half Life 2 – Perceptions – part one

Okay, okay – stop it. Because Gordon is back. Well, back on my blog and my mind after spending almost 7 hours playing Half  Life 2. It’s the first time I play this game and probably not the last. Cuz being a magnificent game it already told me that it should be replayed someday.

Story: After the Black Mesa incident, Freeman accepted the G Man’s proposal. We now see Freeman in action. Set in the almost deserted City 17 on a strange Earth, the story talks about Freeman trying to reach some old friends, non-player characters that were seen in the previous HL games – Calhoun, Kleiner and also new ones – the cute Alyx Vance.

After reaching the checkpoint [chapter 2 starts] Gordon Freeman gets his suit and the famous crowbar. Let the battle begin.

Enemies: The first part of the game you will encounter a lot of scanners and man hacks. These flying things can and they will harm you. Scanners do not take life power from you but they put you in disadvantage when they blind you. Man hacks can harm you with their spinning blades.

The guards of City 17 are called Combines. They’ll be seen through the whole game.

My favorite enemies – zombies and headcrabs, each having three different species. The zombies make quite some crazy and scary noises. The crabs can jump on you from nowhere, making the instant kill impossible sometimes.

Environment Interaction: You can talk to different people and you can grab many many things. Just use the interact button to pick up small things. When you receive the gravity gun from Alyx, you’ll manage to manipulate larger things [boxes, furniture, etc].

The graphic quality is awesome. This futuristic scenery impresses me.

The environment is very well defined and everything seems Half Life themed. I say it once more – it’s a great game. Stay tuned for the part two of this article.

Half Life: Blue Shift

I recently finished Half Life: Blue Shift. Half Life expansion…main character officer Calhoun. New challenges…new story…new funtime.

Because I was just messin around while playing HL online, I though that I should re-practice my skills in a single player game. So, Half Life being finished, my desire for visiting again Xen made me choose the expansion set – Blue Shift.

I never played BS before…and now I don’t understand why I never tried it sooner. Cuz this game is great. Officer Calhoun arrives at the Black Mesa corporation. It seems that it will be a normal day…till something goes wrong and people start to die or dissapear. The incident that let loose a portal between Xen and the Earth can be felt on the gameplay.

Zombies and other creatures start to appear. Calhoun must deal with them as soon as possible. The main mission is to find a certain scientist and help him to get away. I don’t like to give all the details…so if it happens to bump into this game…I have a message for you…ENJOY IT!

The weapons are still the same…pistol, shotgun, assault rifle, RPG, grenades and of course “my precious” crowbar.

We have scary moments…we have lots of action, we have puzzles and ultimately…some of us have the inner feeling that playing this is so fuckin great…

Other aspects…you just have to walk the Mesa Corp again to really feel what I’m saying. At the end of the game we’ll bump into those soldiers that captured Freeman and we hear the plans of killing him [Body…What body?…<<laughs>>]. Okay…it means that I have to purchase Opposing Forces and play it too. Below are some screens [because of their number I resized all of them].

Mario Inspiration

When it gets to gaming..some ideas can be used anywhere…like character patches or maps.

It’s called creativity and it’s something that we really need.

Besides that..what I’m about to show you is something that you probably heard of…it’s called Mario…and it’s not that driver I hate :)). [Mario is his nick-name..his real name is U. F. – and he goes easy :))]

A couple of guys put some effort into creating a HL world that is pretty close to the Mario Universe. I played this map only for 15 minutes cuz the server was shutting down.

The green hills and the clouds…it brings out memories…when I first played Mario. [I just got this interesting idea of writing about my first interactions with the gaming industry…cuz I have a lot to talk about].

Half-Life

Welcome, welcome, welcome…

I almost decided to stop writing on this blog but because some people find it useful…I said what the heck…must keep this alive. So…a new year..new challenges 😀

I’m a gamer so I though that I could try something that I really loved from the beginning. That’s right…my all time favourite FPS…Half-Life.

I play like everyday on multiplayer..but man…when it comes to Black Mesa…Gordon Freeman and the Xen…everything changes.

As you probably know…Half Life is set on a large Science Complex. A failed experiment allows creatures from another dimension, the Xen, to enter the human world.

As Freeman, the only one who can put an end to this mess, you must fight and survive, in order to understand what is going on…and to find what is controlling the other dimension.

Zombies, mutants, crazy soldiers…must kill’em all.

I just finished the game, again, but I’ll continue to play with other people on some of my favourite servers.

Hmmm…thinking about that…catch you later…must score some kills now :P.