1st of all, lets clear up whats in the box because this had me slightly confused until I bought the game.
1) Half Life 2
2) Half Life 2 Episode 1
3) Half life 2 Episode 2
5) Team Fortress 2
I got confused because you would think that half life 2 was episode 1 but its not.
Im new to the half life series so altho i know half life 2 is an original xbox release im not sure about the other two.. i do think half life 2 episode 2 is a new xbox 360 game (hopefully someone can clear this up in a review?)
ok so the games..
Half life 2 is a 1st person shooter, it reminds me of a cross between F.E.A.R. and Far Cry Instincts.. I was hoping for a more RPG style of shooter, where you interact more with other people, the 1st level of the game seemed to be heading in that direction but sadly it turned out to be a straight FPS but this is by no means a bad thing, its still a pretty good FPS altho i have played better shooters even on the original xbox..
I have only taken a quick look at the other Half Life games in this package and they look like they are the same kinda thing as the 1st only improved graphics, again this doesnt mean its a bad thing.
I had a sneaky look at portal, this game looks interesting but slightly confusing (i really should read the manual) what you seem to get is a game thats quite original and could be fun and entertaining to play.. not really my kind of game but im too busy withHalf life at the moment to give it a proper try.
now Team Fortress.. Please note this is an online/ system link game only. there's no single player game.. I logged onto xbox live and had a quick game, i have to say im very impressed with what I saw, this game is as funny as hell, the characters, the taunts, the weapons.. everything is beautifully drawn in a cartoon style and works very well indeed, this is a game i will be playing more of in the near future.
How many times have we paid 40 quid for a game thats lasted maybe 4-6 hours? even some of the best next gen games have a short single player life.. what you get with this pack is hours and hours of gameplay with the half life games alone, then add portal too and then the online play with team fortess 2 and you have a package that leaves you wondering how the hell did they get all this onto one disk? and why dont other software houses give us such a good deal?
5 good quality games for the price of 1? GO BUY IT NOW!