Half-Life | The Gold Standard for FPS Games (Half-Life Series Retrospective)

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The Half-Life series retrospective begins with a look at Valve’s classic 1998 first person shooter, Half-Life. This game not only revolutionized the first person shooter genre as real-time 3D FPSes became more popular, but it’s also a fantastic FPS game even to this day. Why is Half-Life still one of the best shooters ever released, and how did it establish a monumental video game franchise! #HalfLife #Valve #HalfLife3Confirmed

Introduction/Development History: 00:00
Plot Synopsis: 07:41
Gameplay: 10:52
Atmosphere/Aesthetics/Level Design: 27:01
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10 thoughts on “Half-Life | The Gold Standard for FPS Games (Half-Life Series Retrospective)


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    Such an iconic game, pioneered so many aspects of games to come. Great retrospective!


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    Dude, Half-Life 3 confirmed as a hashtag? Damn, that's some hell of a clickbaitXD


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    420 subscribers, I'm so proud of this community.

    That Trav Guy

    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    This was an absolutely beautiful retrospective, my man. Half Life is one of my favorite video games ever and I don't think I've ever seen a video do it this much justice.
    There's one thing that wasn't brought up (it's really trivial so not a big deal), but the AI for this game was so unnecessarily advanced to the point where "smell" was a factor with AI's movement. When an NPC dies, its corpse emitted a "Scent" that NPCs like Bullsquids can track down and eventually consume the corpse. It's a really bizarre addition that makes the world feel more alive.


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    I've never actually played the original Half Life and only got around to playing the sequel with the Orange Box collection but it has always been a series that really intrigued me. I can see some real inspiration taken from this game in games like the original Halo in terms of the alien threat and the world, it looks really interesting. Incredibly deep and informative video mate I love me some long videos, I can't wait to hear more about yet another series I'm not too familiar with and more congrats are seemingly in order for passing 400 subs mate! Well deserved, you're absolutely killing it.

    In terms of your pinned comment. My favourite series of FPS is Wolfenstein, I can play them any day of the week and enjoy myself but, in terms of gameplay, world and complexity of the AI the original FEAR may be one of my favourite FPS' of all time it's incredible.


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    This is awesome!


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    I have an unbelievable hatred for Half Life and view it as the death of Shooters.

    Grant Bielecki

    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    Great video!


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)

    EDIT: There's now timecodes in the description if you want to skip to a particular part of the video!

    What are some of your favorite first-person shooters? If you've played the Half-Life series, what are your thoughts on it?


    (October 13, 2019 - 6:52 am)


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