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Halo 2 vs. Half-Life 2

Halo 2 vs. Half-Life 2

Well, it's not really like that, but Steve posted that he's tempted to get an Xbox simply to play Halo 2. I'm having similar pains over Half-Life 2. My beautiful wife picked up a copy of Halo 2 for me this morning at Target. On my home PC, I've got a ready to activate copy of Half-Life 2. The problem is, after playing the source beta for Counter-Strike 2, I find that my video card isn't quite up to snuff for the HL2 release. So my conundrum is, do I buy a new video card so that I can play HL2, or do I save myself 250 bucks and just get some of the other great new Xbox games that are coming out this fall? The mind reels...

Update: I'm going to get a new video card and at get the game.(Eventually) I didn't mean to start a Vi vs. Emacs war, my only point was that I don't have to screw with the console games at all. I can just pop a disk in and play it. The PC is a little tougher, as I want to play wide screen and I want it to run well. I love playing Counter-Strike, so there was never really a question that I would get the software. I'm also looking forward to playing with the source code and maybe building a level or two. :)

Comments
  • Halo 2 is just this big overblown thing due to Microsoft overhyping it...sorry to post 3 times in a row..im just fired up about this..its like democrats vs republicans..its a hot topic in my aspect.
  • Just to even things out:

    Halo 2's single player took my roomate 10 hours. I found that grossly offensive, considering Halo 2 was in a 3 year development process.
    Considering that Halo 2 looked more like... Halo 1.1
    Considering that Halo 2 is even being compared to Half-Life 2.

    Second, in response to Fritzler, good point but I think in all fairness Duke Nukem 3D spawned the FPS with a story line :)

    Which reminds me, Halo 2 - noninteractive environments? So... what exactly did they add?

    (I expect noobs to answer that one for me)
    Halo 2 = Halo 1 + Dual Weilding + a sword?
    Sweet!

  • Ok..well If you want to claim that Duke 3d had a story..then you have to trace back to the roots of Wolfenstein..that had a story too. Im talking REAL story, as in..the first level doesnt start you off killing a bunch of badguys..im talking progressive story..intriguing..(starting on the tram..meeting coleagues ect..) but valid point
  • Ok..well If you want to claim that Duke 3d had a story..then you have to trace back to the roots of Wolfenstein..that had a story too. Im talking REAL story, as in..the first level doesnt start you off killing a bunch of badguys..im talking progressive story..intriguing..(starting on the tram..meeting coleagues ect..) but valid point
  • Ok..well If you want to claim that Duke 3d had a story..then you have to trace back to the roots of Wolfenstein..that had a story too. Im talking REAL story, as in..the first level doesnt start you off killing a bunch of badguys..im talking progressive story..intriguing..(starting on the tram..meating coleagues ect..) but valid point
  • halo 2 is a great game i bought when it came out but i much as it hurts me to say since i have waited to years for it the single player was short so i dont think it can be compared to half-life 2 but i am gonna get xbox live to find out how good halo multiplayer is.
  • We get best of both worlds, us xbox people.
    The incredible Halo 2, and even the shittier half life crap thats goona come out.
    Even though i've got the option of both. I still probably wont waste my time on a shittier fps like hl2, considering i know halo 2, cant be beaten, hehehehehhehe
  • Though i like them both, and i give halo much respect because its fun to get a big group of people together to lan and such. However, Half-life 2 is and very much WILL destroy halo in its graphics engine. Half life 2 is going to have the most advanced graphics ever seen in a video game. Just that would make me choose half life over halo 2. And not to mention HL2 is going to have a great story line.

    I think we all know who the winner here is.. As much fun as halo 2 is, half life will over run it like no other.

    Hell, i just beat my halo 2 in three days playing for about 2 hours a day.... kind of a let down when it comes to the story line.
  • Well I would always go for the PC (Half Life 2). If you really want Halo², download an emulator and play it. Halo² is basicly the same as Halo 1, it looks about the same.

    The gaming community behind HL² is also much larger then in Halo2. Never, ever go for an XBox.
  • Grr..Whats this BS about Halo cant be beaten..thats the same kind of crap I always here from completely blind and oblivious XBox players, who refuse to explore anything else outside of the relm of anything that doesnt require you to have the game and the system "512 Ram wah? gigahertz what? video card? what?". losers..

    Halflife 2 will own complete ass. PC gamer gave it its highest rating ever..98% So stick your head between your legs and kiss yourself goodbye Halo'ers, and be sure to shield your eyes from Half-Life, because once you see it, you will want it more than anything.
  • Oh and another thing..about the "Xbox'ers have the best of both worlds" BS, Halo 2 will eventually come out for PC just like 1 did, and first person games are not NEARLY as good as FPS's on PC's. So..we PC's have the option of both, and THEN some..considering San Andreas will come out soon on PC as well. PC's MAKE console Games..BIATCH
  • HAHA YES, SILENT ASSASIN..exactly..not as much hype because microsoft isnt overblowing HL2, but halflfife will sneak around the bend and slit halo's throat..exactly..well said hicks
  • fixes....

    .....You couldnt shot the gun in the car while you computers drives it

    .....pc will always dominate any system

    ... leave the real gamerz alone
  • Amen.. Persian.. Amen.. Leave the Hardcore Gamers Alone...
  • halo 2 gameplay reminds me of any other kidde alien shooter run into their face with a massive gun and shoot. real skill there don't u think?
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