No game is perfect and everybody would change something if they had the chance. But instead of looking back, let’s look forward.
What would you most like to see in HL2: Episode 3?
Now, you can’t exactly say that Source graphics suck but other games have come along that have certainly pushed them into the background. Crysis did and FarCry 2 will definitely do that. Of course is it that important in this case? Have we come to accept small incremental improvements and won’t expect a big jump until after the episodes finish? Perhaps the environments being planned won’t require better graphics, who knows, not me.
One thing that I feel about the previous games was a feel on being in closed quarters and having to fight my way out. I’m not saying those combat situations didn’t exist, it’s just that I don’t remember them, therefore they didn’t make a lasting impression on me. When I think of HL2 etc I think open, beautiful places, not cramped areas. Of course cramped can be bad but perhaps I just wanted something a little closer.
Can’t get enough of this! I want my enemies to be as smart as humans. I want that challenge, the tactics, the skill the planning. Not just walking around a corner to see Combine solider waiting to be shot. I want some random response, some cowards running away or simply panicking. In short I want MORE!
Whilst I don’t exactly want the story to end I feel that Valve need to tie a few ends together. I won’t list them here in case you haven’t played Ep2, but it gets a little frustrating to have a cliff hanger EVERY episode.
Players are beginning to expect more and more from these sorts of effects and who ever gives it to them will be in a strong position, sales wise. Hl2 changed the way we think about physics within games and Episode 3 need to take us one step further.
After I post this poll question I may write another rant about episodic content. The problem is that modders want large collection of new assets to use, not just one or two new items every episode. Without these things it’s hard to convince current players that they need to invest more money in a game series they already know very well.
What other things are you hoping they include?