Episode One follows scientist Gordon Freeman and his companion Alyx Vance as they fight in humanity's continuing struggle against the transhuman race known as the Combine. When the story begins, Gordon wakes up outside the enemy's base of operations, the Citadel, after being left unconscious from the concluding events of Half-Life 2. During the course of the game, Gordon travels with Alyx as they attempt to evacuate the city.
Just like Half-Life 2, Episode one is awesome, some epic eye-pleasing chapters, overall just kicks ***.
But, the one thing I hate about Episode one, the one and only thing...just when you're getting into it - it ends. That and there's not much for new weapons or enemies. That is why I'm giving it an 8/10.
Be sure to buy this (or the Orange Box), so you can continue on with the Half-Life 2 experience, you won't regret it!
I think releasing these as episodes was a bad idea. There should have just been a Half-Life 3.
The last episode (episode 3) isnt even out yet.
But its still a fun game.
Starting to feel less like Half-Life though. Some changes i like, some i dislike.
Having a lovely companion follow you throughout most of the game is good. Fighting aliens can get pretty lonely.
However i dont like how most of the first half of Ep1 I was stuck with the gravity gun. I kept wondering where the hell is my crowbar.
Continues the story brilliantly.
Episode One is a continuation of the Half-Life storyline.
Its got all the laughs and screams of the first two games while being its own jolly self.
The story will suck you in and never let you go until you've finished the episode, which I think is surprisingly long (although very short compared to Half-Life 2).
Its magnificent. You'll gaze in awe at the stunning visuals exploding over your screen.
To me, it's more than a game. It's a world that you live, feel and breathe.