I recently ordered a copy of Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar, and I've pretty much read through all of it. If they had included the Cremator in Half-Life 2 and extended the initial exploration of City 17 (not just get out of the trainstation, across the roof, at to kleiner's lab) and included some scene with the Cremator while walking through the city, it would have been so much darker and creepier.
Also, I liked a lot of the stuff from the HL2 beta and stuff that were cut. There's a tiny little drawing in the book with the initial plot overview, where you go through City 17, to AirEx, across an ocean (on the Borealis, with Odessa) to the wasteland, and fly back to the citadel. Most of that was cut. Oh well...
But after reading this thread, Half-Life 2 definitely seems to have a darker edge to it. It wasn't so visible when I was speed-running it at a LAN party, but damn Valve is awesome for being able to pack an entire world, and details about it's history into a single video game.
I really want to see EP3 embrace that somewhat subtle, almost masked darkness in Half-Life 2 and turn it into a truly chilling game.
I have to say, the immolator has to be my favorite weapon. I have it on G-mod and it has some awesome effects. I'm a bit sad they didn't include it. oh well.
It took me to a dimension where LSD was like a cup of water
IT'S STARING INTO MY POST'S SOUL
It's staring into my soul, AND your post's soul. :ohdear:
I've found a model in the beta named consul.mdl :buddy:
If i may backtrack alittle,
Im pretty sure fastzombies anatomically work by the headcrab sucking it dry of nutrients, then when the victim is rid of any unnecessary weight, its used to hunt down new victims.
sorry, but im a fanboy who thinks too much
That still doesn't explain how the bones move without muscles.
Well they are very weak, so maybe the arms don't have as much muscle?
but arent they kinda needed for that trademark twitchy gallop the fasties have going?
and how do they even scream when their lungs are vissibly missing??
mindfuck, yet again..
as thread says, mind fuckery in valve games :buddy:
that fuckin' strobe light twitchy zombie sitting in the chair in HL1
I looked at it when I first played and I was like "shit man, that's freaky."