I've never played any of the Half Life games before. All the reviews have praised and praised the games especially Half Life 2. The main reason i haven't played HA 2 is because i can never find a copy of it in my local store. So when Episode 1 came out it was everywhere. I knew it wasn't going to be a full title like HA 2 but it still dissapointed me. O.K. the first impressions were good. The graphics were ok but i expected better from a new game. They were dull and boring and the shadows are well dodgey. The gameplay is fun and exciting which is the most important thing. I was really getting into the story of trying to flee city 17 and then the game stopped. Ihad finished it the same day as i bought it. The same afternoon i installed it. Episode 1 only cost 20 quid but i think even that price is too high. Too be honest i won't be reccomending this game to my friends or anyone actually. Lets hope Episode 2 has a bit more to it length ways.