Reviews: Half Life 1
Opposing Force: More fast paced and action-packed than the original.
So I just played Opposing Force for something like the nth time this week, and I noticed that the expansion pack favored a faster pace of gameplay, with the addition of less thinking and more combat. This is not necessarily a bad thing, considering it makes sense. Shephard is a US marine after all compared to Gordon Freeman's scientist (whose game requires a lot more thinking as a result). In short, fridge logic kind of explains this aspect. Overall, I think that this action-packed expansion is truly worth getting alongside the original Half-Life, even after all these years. The only thing left to wait for (aside from Half-Life 3) would be for Tripmine Studios to finish and release their take on a Source Engine version of this very expansion pack, called Operation: Black Mesa.