Rise and shine, here are the ten first minutes of HL2 Xbox ! The long awaited port finally came in place before the 360's release, but even after a year or more, it still smell like a rush.
As you'll see in the video, the game looks fine, even if the textures have suffered a lot. There's also a bit of aliasing, but it's only cosmetic, small glitches. Because the real pain of Half-Life 2 Xbox, not mentioning the game itself, concerns its whole steamy engine, hardly giving a framerate that throw-out its lungs permanently. Well, maybe not "permanently", but long enough to be worried. It's really strange, because there's also a lot of HDR in the game, and I wonder why Vavle would put such an effect in the game without securing a good framerate. I mean, that's retarded. Anyway, if the slowings don't kill you enthusiasm, be sure the loadings will. I have cut them from the video, but you must know that there are FOUR loadings during the 10 first minutes of the game. This is... impressive.
Now, I'm done with the bad points, let's be sweet on Half-Life 2. So, except what I mentioned earlier, the game is just identical to its original version. The physics are exactly the same, and so are the maps. Finally, my point is: if you can pass these technological problems, you'll enjoy this game. You sure will. But, you must know that you will suffer. Your eyes will suffer. And so will your nerves. Ready to rumble ?
ps: following some requests, I forgot to tell you that the game supports 16/9.
They injected life into the game. And it's now a world that looks like ots enjoyable to explore, not just a gap in between colossi. (1 Hour ago)
But the world and creatures look infinitely better than the ps3 remake. (1 Hour ago)
@nostradamus: they seem to have improve the visual concept to me. They havn't deviated from the original at all besides make improvements to stuff that was borked in the original (1 Hour ago)
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boss rush mode. the game has a perfect place. It could very well be a perfect remake for everyone, but as it is it isn't. too much content deviations. and the ps3 is up to snuff as the purist version. (9 Hours ago)
@jmd749: thats just daft. There is nothing wrong on SotCremake for anyone that wasn't there, that din't scale the tower with all the lizard/grip, that didn't catch a eagle, that didn't did all the (9 Hours ago)
@nostradamus: If you want to be so purist, then I could argue the PS2 version is the version to play, afterall PS2's resolution is the resolution the creators created the game's assets to be rendered. (10 Hours ago)