View Full Version : Half-Life 2: Aftermath Announced

11-04-05, 07:32 PM
A much awaited add-on to Half Life 2 has emerged, currently under the working title of 'Aftermath'.

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Very few details are known about the actual game, due out sometime this summer, but it will feature Alyx more than the original.

The focus for Aftermath appears to break with the Half-Life tradition of presenting the storyline from the viewpoint of other key characters in the game, with the mooted Alyx-based episode apparently not happening as many of us imagined it might. Instead, it would appear that as a compromise, Alyx figures as a much more active partner of Gordon Freeman's adventures.

As Walker asserts in the PCG interview, the rationale is for the player to get a much greater sense of attachment to Alyx, after doing so much to introduce her in Half-Life 2: "It's kind of ironic that despite so much of the theme of Half Life 2 being about other characters and other people, you spent most of the game alone."

See the full article here (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=58579).

12-04-05, 03:56 PM
Sounds totally cool mate....