* One of the rebels who you first encounter, and who is severely injured, is named Winston. It wasn't until later that I realized Winston was the same name of the protagonist in the novel 1984, which inspired City 17's harsh brutality of civilians, and heavy surveillance.
* A bit of level design FL for episode 2. There's a part during the drive to the launch site where there's a tunnel which the Combine blocked with one of their doors. During the detour there's a big ambush. After blasting your way clear, you get to the other side of the tunnel and [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=109995608 it's collapsed]]. Now, why bother with the ambush when they could've just left the door open and shut it behind us?