- Sep 24, 2010
Admittedly, I meant my post as more of a joke than any real truth.Vigormortis said:I've never understood why people ***** about it being "too long" since the last one, and as such claim they no longer care.babinro said:It would make my day if nobody bought HL3 when it was released. It would be our way of telling Valve that we were interested in the franchise for over a decade but since they stopped caring about it so have we.
Do these same people say, "It's been too long. I don't care anymore." when a developer revives an old franchise? A franchise that may have seen it's last game released fifteen or more years ago?
I doubt it. In fact, I know it's not the case. Just look at how many gamers were beside themselves with excitement when X-COM: Enemy Unknown or Diablo 3 were finally announced.
The hint of truth comes from the fact that Half-Life is a continuation of a story that left us on a cliffhanger thanks to Episode 2. People wanted to see that story conclude and expected it to do so with the same system requirements.
It's like if Mass Effect 3 took 15 years to come out after Mass Effect 2 and required a completely new console/rig to run.
Games like X-com and Diablo 3 are typically self-contained stories. It's more about wanting more of their gameplay then waiting on the the rest of their story. I could care less about Half-Life's gameplay since you can experience similar mechanics and systems in tons of games out there. What I want from that series is the continuation of that story.
Note: I'm assuming Half-Life 3 will continue on where Episode 2 left off rather than ignore that completely and just start something completely new.