Unless you live in a cave in the mountains and have just returned to civilisation (I used that word reluctantly!) and this is the first website you have checked, you will no doubt have heard all about Pokemon Go.
I have got almost no idea how Pokemon Go exactly works, nor do I want to, so please don’t explain, but here is how I see half-Life Go working.
At various locations around , well, everywhere, are hidden various Half-Life enemies. You job is to kill or avoid them. For example, when you are in 5 metres of a headcrab your phone starts to make that purring sound that headcrabs make (Listen here Bets to open in a new tab). Upon lifting your phone up and scanning the area, when you are facing the headcrab it jumps and screams at you. The only way to kill it, is to position it at your feet and kick it, making sure the camera sees it happen.
With other enemies, you must use your phone as a gun. In some cases you must run away. There would be ammo caches scattered around the area. For example, if you saw a strider you would know that there is a rocket launcher nearby, as well as some rockets.
Players could locate Easter eggs of extra caches buy looking in groups i.e. the caches only appear if there are two or more “rebels” with 2 metres of each other.
I suppose you could buy extra weapons, ammo or range detection and I assume you can do those things in the Pokemon version.
Anyway, would you play it?
What other Half-Life inspired features would you add?
Would you play Half-Life Go
- Maybe, baby. (31%, 33 Votes)
- Heck, No. (28%, 30 Votes)
- Yes, definitely. (41%, 43 Votes)
Total Voters: 106