Gordon Freeman, Headcrabs, Dr. Kliener. Oh how I have wasted many a good hour that could of been invested in solving the world energy crisis into delving deep in the dark black bowels of Black Mesa, insurmountable heights of the Citadel, and the sprawl of City 17. What’s that? You don’t know what the hell a Gravity Gun, G-Man, or the Combine are? Well since the 1998 boat sailed awhile ago along with the 2004 Half-Life 2 plane having taken off, you can now catch up on the events in only 60 seconds.
If you have never played either 1 or 2 and you are a gamer then you are also a loser. Half-Life is a genre defining series with Valve & Gearbox pushing forth the evolution of the FPS narrative each step of the way. From rethinking that an FPS can have a full and engrossing story like an RPG to changing the way a player interacts with the environment, Valve & Gearbox are pioneers. Now if only Gabe Newell could get his crap together and get Episode 3 out. That or at least a few more TF2 maps then I am a content cuttlefish.