History VideoGame / HalfLife

7th Oct '17 9:30:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[BlazingSaddles That's Hedley!]]''

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** ''[[BlazingSaddles ''[[Film/BlazingSaddles That's Hedley!]]''
3rd Oct '17 11:54:08 AM flameclaw0x7
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** In the very first game, you can repeatedly mess with a microwave until someone's lunch explodes and you get a WhatTheHellPlayer from a nearby scientist. The brick doesn't come crashing down for 3 sequels and 10 real-life years until you meet Dr. Magnusson, the owner of that lunch, in Episode Two. He's still annoyed about it.

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** In the very first game, you can repeatedly mess with a microwave until someone's lunch explodes and you get a WhatTheHellPlayer from a nearby scientist. The brick doesn't come crashing down for 3 sequels and sequels, 10 real-life years, and roughly 20 in-series years until you meet Dr. Magnusson, the owner of that lunch, in Episode Two. He's still annoyed about it.
21st Sep '17 10:38:01 AM Bootlebat
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the chapters in Opposing Force is called '''F'''oxtrot '''U'''niform.
11th Aug '17 1:34:06 AM Kalmbach
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is much more powerful than the semi-automatic pistol in both Half-Life 1 and 2, and perfectly accurate. Averted in ''Opposing Force'', where the Python is replaced with a Desert Eagle, which has the advantages of an extra round in the magazine, a LaserSight for even greater accuracy and a quicker reload time.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is much more powerful than the semi-automatic pistol in both Half-Life 1 and 2, and perfectly accurate. Averted in ''Opposing Force'', where the Python is replaced with a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle, Eagle]], which has the advantages of an extra round in the magazine, a LaserSight for even greater accuracy and a quicker reload time.
10th Aug '17 7:50:21 AM Kalmbach
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* BadassNormal: While Freeman, Shepard, Green and Cross have special powered armor suits, Barney Calhound was able to survive the Black Mesa incident and even travelling to Xen only wearing a common helmet and kevlar vest equipment. Extra points for Alyx for having no special protection at all and being able to fight alongside Gordon.

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* BadassNormal: While Freeman, Shepard, Green and Cross have special powered armor suits, Barney Calhound Calhoun was able to survive the Black Mesa incident and even travelling to Xen only wearing a common helmet and kevlar vest equipment. Extra points for Alyx for having no special protection at all and being able to fight alongside Gordon.
18th Jul '17 2:39:55 PM CynicalBastardo
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is much more powerful than the semi-automatic pistol in both Half-Life 1 and 2, and perfectly accurate.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The revolver is much more powerful than the semi-automatic pistol in both Half-Life 1 and 2, and perfectly accurate. Averted in ''Opposing Force'', where the Python is replaced with a Desert Eagle, which has the advantages of an extra round in the magazine, a LaserSight for even greater accuracy and a quicker reload time.
18th Jul '17 2:33:53 PM CynicalBastardo
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* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: The games tend to hand you the [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] first (Or the [[KnifeNut knife]] and [[WrenchWhack pipe wrench]] in ''Opposing Force''), then give you a [[{{Handguns}} 9mm pistol]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], [[MoreDakka submachine gun]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]], [[HandCannon Magnum]], [[BFG rocket launcher]] and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. ''Opposing Force'' plays around with this trope by giving you a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] ''before'' the 9mm.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: The games tend to hand you the [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] first (Or the [[KnifeNut knife]] and [[WrenchWhack pipe wrench]] in ''Opposing Force''), then give you a [[{{Handguns}} 9mm pistol]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], [[MoreDakka submachine gun]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]], [[HandCannon Magnum]], [[BFG [[{{BFG}} rocket launcher]] and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. ''Opposing Force'' plays around with this trope by giving you a [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] ''before'' the 9mm.
18th Jul '17 2:32:59 PM CynicalBastardo
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* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: The games tend to hand you the [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] first (Or the [[KnifeNut knife]] and [[WrenchWhack pipe wrench]] in ''Opposing Force''), then give you a [[{{Handguns}} 9mm pistol]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], [[MoreDakka submachine gun]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]], [[HandCannon Magnum]], [[BFG rocket launcher]] and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. ''Opposing Force'' plays around with this trope by giving you a [[DesertEagle HandCannon]] ''before'' the 9mm.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: The games tend to hand you the [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] first (Or the [[KnifeNut knife]] and [[WrenchWhack pipe wrench]] in ''Opposing Force''), then give you a [[{{Handguns}} 9mm pistol]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], [[MoreDakka submachine gun]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]], [[HandCannon Magnum]], [[BFG rocket launcher]] and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. ''Opposing Force'' plays around with this trope by giving you a [[DesertEagle HandCannon]] [[HandCannon Desert Eagle]] ''before'' the 9mm.
18th Jul '17 2:31:52 PM CynicalBastardo
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%%* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness

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%%* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: The games tend to hand you the [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] first (Or the [[KnifeNut knife]] and [[WrenchWhack pipe wrench]] in ''Opposing Force''), then give you a [[{{Handguns}} 9mm pistol]], [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], [[MoreDakka submachine gun]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]], [[HandCannon Magnum]], [[BFG rocket launcher]] and maybe some of the more exotic weapons either midgame or towards the end, depending on how powerful it is. ''Opposing Force'' plays around with this trope by giving you a [[DesertEagle HandCannon]] ''before'' the 9mm.
20th Apr '17 8:14:50 AM NubianSatyress
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* AlienLandmass: Xen, the final level of the game, is a surreal alien landscape with floating, oddly-shaped landmasses and wonky physics that make it difficult to navigate.
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