speaking of which, you have to wonder why a caustic and apparently radioactive canal full of this shit-water burns clean through a suit designed for exploring crazy-ass places like Xen but apparently can't damage the plastic sheathing on the underside of an airboat built from taps and rusty spoons
and actually i agree, why the fuck does the canal water damage freeman even though the suit is made exactly for the purpose of stopping that? it's a Hazardous Environment V (i don't know what the V stands for lol, maybe vest). but oh well, hl2 is a great game anyways.
I mean, for sake of consistency I think it's safe to go with Hazardous Environment Suit. Still, googling "EV" and searching for "EV" on Wikipedia never brings up Environment.
EDIT: You ninja.
...Ooooooh, he was mixing up HEV with what he said, riiiight...
I thought I remember Kleiner saying Mark 5, and, so...
Gotcha. I was wrong. Sorry!
"Welcome, to the H. E. 5"
It doesn't, in HL1 it says
"Welcome, to the HEV Mark IV hazardous Environment suit..."
The "V" in HEV was never meant to be a 5
Last week we were arguing about Gordon's ponytail, this week over if the V is for (EnVironment Suit, or 5.
I wonder what next week will be? What Gordon's prescription is for his glasses?
No news from the BMS forums?
It was scrapped because it would have been hard to do with the Goldsrc engine.
And I know that's late, I was just saying that he probably doesn't have reading glasses if everything would be blurry when he takes them off (even though they do look sort of like cheap dollar store glasses).
'Welcome to the H.E.V Mark IV protective system, for use in hazardous environment conditons.'
I wonder if Gman's case will have the briefcase and gun and stuff that it had in HL1.
Your vision would be tinted if you had the helmet on, though. Gordon has a completely clear viewpoint, no blockers or anything.
Then by that helmet logic, Gordon doesn't wear glasses because his entire filed of view is clear, people who wear glasses know that it's all blurry outside the lenses. That would be a feature I'd like to see in the next game, or in any game really. Can we just accept that Gordon can see the Combine?
And above, Xen Fauna had no issue between Earth and Xen, therefore, the atmospheres are similar, and Barney went there too, he didn't wear any kind of full facial shield respirator contraption, just his standard issue helmet. (Which I'm not sure if I'm alone in this, but BS was very lacking in armor, I swear there was next to none.) The Citadel radiation is harder to explain though, but in neither game do we see a helmet with Gordon's suit.
Is there really THAT much radiation in the citadel core? The stalkers do fine in there and I doubt they can take much more than a normal human (though I'm sure the radiation eventually kills them off after extended exposure and they are replaced)
Gordon's suit could've protected him enough that the radiation wasn't damaging, like lead blankets for an X-Ray, on a much bigger and more lethal scale.