Thursday, May 12, 2005

Half life

Few days back I got to play Half life 2. A very interesting game but at certain stages the game is monotonous & creepy. However if you have sufficient time, a PC with high end graphic card & a 5.1 channel sound card then the game is a must play. The water detail and visulisation is amazing. If you are not careful you may end up jumping from your seat by sudden surprises. Till date no other game had done that to me. I played around 6 levels and the pc had a low end graphic card. Well in any case Half life is based on AI architecture that is shedule driven state machine. Baddies and NPC's in the game can have several different states. They can assess how much helth the player has, where the player is heading, how many of their own kind are left in the room, wether to flea or fight back. No two gamers will enconter the same reaction from game to game. Half life is basically, the biggest advance in the first person shooter game. Well dont forget to try your hands on gravity gun. You will get that weapon some where in fourth level and the weapon simply rox. 
Here's a list of top 5 games that I like on priority basis
1. Call of Duty
2. Medal of Honour
3. Half Life 
4. Unreal Tournament
5. Need for Speed UG  

1 comment:

Sandy Gargeya said...

i do not agree with you when you said that no other game gave you such a feeling....
i do remember a time when child, xxx bharadwaj, you and i were playing TR1 on P133 pcs with 16mb ram and we were so scared we would only play each level in groups...copying saved games and taking it to others house's.....