I have started replaying Half-Life and Half-Life 2 a couple of times since I first completed them.
I got a few chapters in and suddenly something shiny would come along and the next thing I knew it was a few weeks since I last played and then I just couldn’t be bothered to continue from where I finished.
After the relative success of 100 Days of Summer Nostalgia last year, I decided that I wanted to run some sort of event this year.
I didn’t want the commitment of having to post something every day all through the summer and this seemed like the perfect time to replay the games at my own speed, but with the added motivation of being part of an event.
Starting 1st June, I will post details of each distinct chapter of the games in order. Each post will be similar to a map or mod post: a thumbnail, a factual description and some screenshots. In addition, I may include some trivia and other interesting information.
Then I will post my thoughts and feelings as a comment. There is no posting schedule but I estimate I will add a new post every 3 or 4 days.
I am hoping that the event will generate some serious and interesting discussion about how games have changed, how well the games stand up to our memories and how our experiences since finishing those games affect our replay impressions.
Once I have made the post and added my comment, all readers will be able to do the same.
To include screenshots to illustrate your points, please use a hosting service like imgur.com and link to the image in your comment.
I will then download the image, create a thumbnail and approve your comment.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please use the commenting system below or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
29th May 2012 24 Comments