So, how many romantics reading this? Probably not many. I am and I’m not ashamed of it but in this case I don’t want a love interest in Half-Life.
I like the addition of Alyx but feel that she has been underused by modders, partly because of her script lines and partly because she didn’t really bring anything new to the gameplay.
Aside from that, there’s the sideways glances and the little one way banter that is just enough for the game, without it getting mushy.
Of course there always the actual problem of HOW would Valve show they hooked up.
Just a quick note to non-native English speakers. Hook up is a phrasal verb with one definition of “To get together in a working or social relationship with another person”.