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Review of Half-Life 2 finished

After adding one final screenshot, and a final round of editing (which probably still left in lots of stuff that should really not be in there), I’m officially declaring my [Half-Life 2 review][hl2] done.

This is the second finished review after [the one about Half-Life 2: Episode Two][hl2ep2]. And in case you weren’t certain, yes, one about [Half-Life 2: Episode One][hl2ep1] is also on it’s way. None of this means it’s a Half Life centric website, I just wanted to get this all out of the way as soon as possible.

The fourth review I started to work on is about [Tomb Raider Legend][trl], which is a very different game, but still, it has trains. Once that’s done, I’ll declare the site as officially launched, which means I’ll start promoting it more actively. No idea how I’m going to do that yet. If you want to help, please do!

Other planned review include one about Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness (I tend to stay close to my preferred franchises) and SCAR (a racing game, which has trains only at the edges. Most people wouldn’t see them). I’m also thinking about Dreamfall, which is a very good game, but the train angle on this one would be rather forced. Will that stop me? We’ll see.

Looking along my game library, other candidates include Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 (I don’t recall Vietnam having any). Also, the demo of Sid Meier’s Railroads! (his exclamation mark, not mine) will be an interesting target if I ever manage to get it to work on my computer.

I have no plans to review stuff like Microsoft Train Simulator, Trainz Railroad Simulator, Rail Simulator or whatever else you have. Don’t get me wrong, I love those games, but they are really about trains and take them seriously, so my review approach wouldn’t work there (Never mind my plan to review Railroads!. From what I’ve seen so far, that game does not only not take railroads seriously, it seems to hate them). Also not on the list is Tomb Raider 4, which has a train that’s crap, but that’s because the core technology is crap. Finally, you might get the idea that I’d want to review the original Half-Life, but I won’t, partly because the trains are all fictional, so they’re correct by definition, and partly because it gives me motion sickness.

The problem is that when I’m done with all that, I’ll have to go out and buy some new games to review. I’m open for any kind of suggestion!

Posted October 21st, 2007, 19:15