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I think they should make a Half-Life 2 Resistance. You should be able to play as a person from the resistance. —Unsigned comment by 184.108.40.206
There are a lot of single player mods out there that do exactly that, but to be honest, they all annoy me. Gordon's H.E.V. suit is such a good explanation for all of the "gamey" elements, like the HUD and the ability to survive dozens of hits. Then comes along a single player mod where you're just a regular joe/jane yet you can still perform just as well as Gordon Freeman, despite lacking an H.E.V. suit.
That said, it could be good if it was done right. Like for example, having no HUD (some other way of telling your health status) and being a lot weaker than Gordon is with the suit. The emphasis could be on squad combat. --MattyDienhoff 10:26, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
What about a Half-Life strategy game, where you could play as the combine or resistance. —Unsigned comment by 220.127.116.11
One mod (Riot Act) did it well: they used a Combine vest and helmet to explain why you have a HUD etc. —Unsigned comment by 18.104.22.168
Hey, what's up with that part about Episode 4 in the expansion section? Isn't Episode 3 going to be the last in the trilogy? Mar. 22, 2010 Well, if it is a trilogy, then yes. A trilogy is three. Sorcerer123 23:23, April 8, 2010 (UTC)
Should it be mentioned?
I recently read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and noticed that there are many related themes between Half Life 2 and the novel; and by related theme, I mean that if one read One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest, they'll know that Valve based several aspects off of the book. For example, the narrator of the novel explains that the world is ruled by a mechanized force called THE COMBINE-and it takes people and turns them into ROBOTS. There are several other analogies through out the two works, but that is the most evident of them all. So I was wondering if we should mention in the trivia that Valve was most likely inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.--Whachamacallit 23:11, May 27, 2010 (UTC)