Valve and its content form a big part of PlanetPhillip.com’s content. We, generally speaking anyway, love what they do. There are many things I dislike about they way they have done things in the past (and probably will dislike in the future!) but you have got to admit they do a fantastic job. So, here is this weeks question:
Would you prefer Valve continue making Half-Life-related games or create a completely new and fresh I.P.?
I think they have done a great job (Except this flawed Episodic concept) with Half-Life and its siblings. HL2 and Ep1 were good, some say great, and I have little doubt EP2, and EP3 will also rock. Portal also has a link with the basic storyline and that could prove interesting. There still so many stories to tell, why stop now?
HL is great, no denying that but surely it’s time for something fresh and original? Won’t the players just get bored of the same old characters, doing the same old things? The FarCry people seems to have moved on, even Caramack seems to have decided on a new I.P., why not Valve. If they are not careful they will simply bore the players to death and lose all hope of increased sales. If or when that happens a new I.P. will seem like a desperate attempt to stop the ship from sinking!
The above two piece are just quick examples of, hopefully, valid, arguments. Personally I would love to see Gordon Freeman sucked into a portal and land in a new playable universe! A kind of old in the new. What do you think?