Hearing about someone who's never played Half Life is always kind of like meeting someone whose never seen Star Wars; it's shocking.Cool, I've held off playing the original because the graphics and sound track are so dated. Black Mesa took so long to be finished I was losing hope of ever playing the game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19463712The large chunk of Half-Life that is finished lets players guide hero Gordon Freeman to a section of the original gameplay known as Lamda Core. Finishing this first chunk should take players between eight to 10 hours.
The final section yet to be finished takes place in the alien Xen dimension. An expanded Xen section would be released at an unnamed date in the future, said the team.
There's a lot of games from the 90s that just never interested me because the graphics were just so poor. I could tolerate it for some games like Doom and Star Wars Rogue Squadron because the artwork was good, but even then I spent the entire time playing them wishing the graphics were dramatically better. These days you hear quite a few developers saying graphics have finally gotten good enough they aren't a major concern and I have to agree. If anything it seems modern games have better graphics than I need, but the gameplay dynamics often suck as if developers have overcompensated for the problem.Hearing about someone who's never played Half Life is always kind of like meeting someone whose never seen Star Wars; it's shocking.
Easily one of the most influential, and best, FPS of all-time, hands down.