For some reason, whilst growing up, I never got around to playing Half Life. I know, I know.. I don’t know how it happened either. Most of my friends and family where big on FPSs early on. So big in fact, that when I got a new game for Christmas or Birthday, Dad was either hogging the comp, or the console with my game. But that’s a different story. 😉
Here I am, married to the hugest Half Life fan in the world.
And, of course, I did the right thing. I made sure I was completely scarse when HL2 came out… and again with HL2:1 came out… and again with The Orange Box.
BUT WAIT! What’s this? Portal, you say? Now, this was awhile ago, back when it first came out, but it took my husband a few times of assuring me that Half Life was just like Portal, only faster and with more killing, to make me break down and go back to play the original. It’s depressing.
Why is it depressing? Well, not only did I neglect to play my husband’s favorite game in the world (believe me, I would have felt pretty down if Trevor had refused to play Morrowind for years!), but it took me until I played (what I would consider) a “gateway game” in order to play it. Dang.
At the same time, I’ve been going back and playing a bit of Age of Empires. Let’s throw some STP on the player and have a party.
But going back to Half Life – I’ve started playing a few times before and always got distracted for some reason. One time I was playing it without the CD, but apparently another CD was in the drive. It starts spinning up as I walk down a corredor. As a turn, I’m face to face with two of my enemys eating scientist face, suddenly set to “Who Are You” by The Who. .. I’ll have to make a YouTube re-enactment one of these days.
Hopefully I’ll finish it this time so I can go on to number 2! Lot’s going on, so it’ll still take me some time, but Trevor’s getting a kick out of watching me jump, scream and then laugh. …. fun times.
(Head Crab Hat photo from blog found here)