Half-Life 2 must be seen to be appreciated.

Lust. That’s the emotion I’m feeling at the moment. I want Half-Life 2 bad. Really bad. Achingly bad. It’s probably a good thing they waited so long before even mentioning it was in production because after what I’ve just seen I don’t know if I could have handled waiting 5 years for it. Hell, I’m not sure how I can handle waiting until September when it’ll be released.

A mistake. It was a mistake to watch the full 25 minute E3 demo that’s available at various places around the Net. I was fine with the wait until I saw this game in action. The 720×480 Quicktime movie is a good 519 megabytes that took almost an hour to download on my broadband connection. I almost canceled the download. I should have canceled the download. Now I’ll suffer feverish dreams about the gaming goodness that awaits me in 5 months time. Wanna see what it was that has got my panties in a bunch? If so you’ll find copies of the video available at WorthPlaying, Gamer.no (broken up into 9 files for you non-broadband types), Fileshack has a low-res version for non-subscribers and a high-res Div-X version for subscribers, Gameplex has a Div-X version in 7 parts, if you’re an IGN-Insider subscriber they have a version at their site and if you’re a subscriber to File Planet they have a version as well.

Fair Warning: You might need some tissues to clean up with afterward.

UPDATE: It appears that even Robin Williams is jonesin’ for Half-Life 2.

5 thoughts on “Half-Life 2 must be seen to be appreciated.

  1. Curse you!
    Today I ran out and got a used boxed set of all the Halflife spinoffs and whatnot.

    I guess by the time this new game comes out, I’ll just buy a new compter at the same time (sigh).

  2. HALF-LIFE 2 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HALF-LIFE 2 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HALF-LIFE 2 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HALF-LIFE 2 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HALF-LIFE 2 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. This Game is the best of the Year.
    HL forever this game rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz rockz.

    Bye
    GoaT

  4. Hey- ok this is what I don’t get. You say “Half Life 2 Must Be Seen To Appreciated,” yet the link you give for fileshack’s low-res version is just audio. I have a 56k and downloading a 150+ MB takes me 10 hours. I’d appreciate it if you could give you readers a clue on what it is exactly, because the fileshack page sure as hell didnt say anything about it being all audio.

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