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Half-Life original vs Half-Life 2 graphics.

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April 1, 2011 10:03:18 PM

I've just started playing Half-Life original after playing Half-Life 2 and man...what a difference in graphic quality. I realize that there is, what, a 5 year-in release difference but man, the original game graphics are sadly lacking. Has anyone else recently played both games and noticed this situation as well? And when will Half-Life 3 be released? Anyone know the answer? Thanks agian experts.
April 1, 2011 11:03:57 PM

Half Life was released in 1998, what can you expect.
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April 1, 2011 11:24:43 PM

HL1's graphics might seem lacking compared to HL2, but it is still fun to play. I played it again back in 2008 for it's 10th year anniversary.

I heard there's is a team that is developing a HL1 mod for HL2 on their spare time. Basically using the Source Engine for the HL1 story, but it's been about 2 years since I heard anything about it... And something like this generally takes awhile.
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April 2, 2011 12:56:32 AM

It would be cool if Valve re-release HL1 with current gen graphics. The story would be the same but with awesome graphics. I'll buy it.
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April 2, 2011 12:56:40 AM

It would be cool if Valve re-release HL1 with current gen graphics. The story would be the same but with awesome graphics. I'll buy it.
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April 2, 2011 6:06:56 AM

1. Half Life 1 having been released in 1998 was darn epic for its time, even in terms of graphics. If you're comparing Half Life 1 graphics, compare it with something with Deus Ex 1. For that time, the graphics were awesome! You can't compare Half Life 1 graphics with Half Life 2, just not right. :) 

2. Half Life 1 'has' been re-done with the source engine. It's called Half Life: Source.

What I'm really waiting on is the release (if ever) of 'Black Mesa'. That would again be epic, the old story line with the new age graphics.
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April 2, 2011 6:43:18 AM

Can't compare the two, but as I remember everybody thought that H1 graphics were pretty good when it came out.


but half-life 2 is also a freaking masterpiece! not only technically, but also on the world and environment the graphics made.

Shame that the development in graphics has been so poor since games like Half-life 2 Oblivion and Crysis. I blame the consoles for that.
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April 4, 2011 4:42:37 PM

Best answer selected by Th_Redman.
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