This is really the very first Poll Question back on 26 October 2006: Have you crowbarred Barney for his ammo?. I decide to ask it again but this time with Alyx.
When I asked the first question I was more referring to HL1 but of course as the series has developed, so have the characters. Beside the technical issue of whether the game would stop if Alyx died, it’s more a question of does killing a friend matter more than the final outcome.
Perhaps I am looking too deeply and it’s just a character in the game but for those of us that believe the story is stronger than the game it’s important.
I definitely wouldn’t but then again, I’ve never been in a situation where I had to choose.