Barney Calhoun regains consciousness at the bottom of the elevator shaft to the sight of a houndeye eating the body of a fellow security guard.
The two scientists in the elevator are dead, and so Calhoun sets off through the industrial waste areas of Black Mesa to try to find help.
Along the way he gains an insight into the scope of the disaster, and sees a pair of marines dumping corpses into a sewer opening, thus discovering that the military is trying to cover up the disaster rather than evacuate surviving personnel.
- At the end of this chapter, a reference is made to previous Half-Life expansion, Opposing Force, as one of the marines grumbles “just because Shephard’s team didn’t make it, we have to do the crap jobs?”
- Although the previous chapter corresponds chronologically with Anomalous Materials in Half-Life, Barney encounters a scientist who mentions the infiltration of Black Mesa by the “HECU”, meaning that enough time has passed for the HECU to respond to the emergency. A possible reason for this jump in time is that Barney was unconscious from the fall in the elevator until at least chapter 5 in Half-Life, We’ve Got Hostiles. Since the final chapter of Blue Shift, Deliverance, corresponds with the chapter Apprehension in Half-Life, the events of Blue-Shift then most likely take place between the events of We’ve Got Hostiles and Apprehension.
Some of these challenges may be mutually exclusive
- Save Otis (requires dying)
- Get up the crates without using the lifts
- Kill a headcrab without attacking it.
- Get past the explosive barrel door without shooting the barrels.
- Get the two medkits on the broken catwalk.
- Avoid being seen by all 4 zombies.
This section is new for TREE. I will ask a few questions and see if you know the answers before you play.
- How many exploding barrels are in this chapter?
- How many live human NPCs can you see?
- What exit is the dead scientist sitting under?
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This post is part of the The Replay Experience Experiment event. This is a chance to replay all the Half-Life games and discuss them based on our experiences since we first played them.
All text taken from the CombineOverWiki, a fan-supported, editable wiki covering the Half-Life series of games.
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