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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Right after the escape from the collapsed Citadel, Gordon Freeman and his companion Alyx Vance learn that Combine used the destruction to open a portal, in order to bring powerful reinforcement. No major changes have been applied to the gameplay since the previous episode, instead, players will be invited to experiment with the gravity gun and more physics objects to use as impromptu ammunition. Episode Two brings back every staple of the series, including physic puzzles, driving sections, because it was developed simultaneously with the Episode One, but unlike first one Episode two has more puzzles, including the biggest puzzle in the series up to date.

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90
Release date
Oct 10, 2007
Developer
Valve Software
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NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios
Publisher
Valve
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17+ Mature
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http://www.whatistheorangebox.com/
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Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
System requirements for PC

Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection



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.... Ingenious Continuation of the Half Life 2 Story. Unfortunately, the Story takes a not-so-waiting End, which is not one at all. In The middle of the Action, it's all over with Mal and Steam leaves the Fans in the Rain. Presumably a Sequel is not provitable enough, because no Skins are traded here and the Equipment is also available for free. + + + The Single Player is threatened with Extinction + + + rip #
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The Return of the Crowbar man's Ant Lion and a Car, what more does you need (Free)? Gameplay The two more episodes now offer no major Changes. "Half-Life" stays true to itself, but still continues its good Level design and some good new Ideas. For Example, light Flares for Burning Zombies or the Ability to shine with the Flashlight for Alyx, which then shoots at the illuminated Enemies. But of course you can also look forward to a few new Opponents! In General, I find it astonishing again that you only notice some Possibilities at the third Run, such as all the Gimmicks with the Gravitron. The individual Episodes have about 4 Hours of Play and thus come together to a similar Length to the Main Game. Story The Story starts right after the End of "Half-Life 2" and sweats, we are saved from the Explosion by Vortigaunts. Since the Core of the Citadel explodes, we first try to stabilize it and then escape from the City, helping as many People as possible. The Combinet Troops are scattered and very broken up without Reinforcement and the Air of a Revolution is in the Air. In the second Episode, we quickly try to get to "White Forest," where Dr. Kleiner and Eli Vance Are staying and need our Help while the Combine is building a new Portal. At the Beginning, however, Alyx is injured and with the Help of the Vortigaunts, it goes first into the Mines full of Ant lions, which are super Staged. Then you can continue on the Path again with a new Vehicle, which of course always makes you happy. Graphicat/Sound Graphical is few Innovations, but I felt that more Emphasis was placed on Animations. These not only seem more sophisticated, but are also generously staged. Verdict "Half-Life Episode 1 & 2" are a nice Addition to one of the biggest Milestones that exists in the Video Game industry. They offer a few new Areas, but otherwise stick very much to the Main Game. You can also see the good Level Design and the good Work that Developers have done here. The Episodes are not a Must like the Main Game, but they are still highly recommended! Already read my Review of the Main Game? No? Then take a look at my Curator Group, where I regularly publish reviews.
Episode Two is easily my favorite entry in HL2, it has the highest highs and is a very complete experience in its gameplay and story. As you may know, the story ends with a cliffhanger but an incredible and organic one, I think that is worth to play the whole series just to get to this episode and let's hope that HL3 or Episode three happen soon.
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