I ve got orange box and never played half life 1. So i just completed half life 2 and just beginning on episode 1 when i realise i dnt really understand the story fully (I had googled half life 1 before playing 2).
from what i gather gordon messed up at black messa, opened a portal that brought aliens to earth. while escaping found out soldiers were killing people as well as aliens, then killed an alien in xen. right....?
Then begins half life 2. is that it? cos I think i must be missing the entire plot and cant find anything tha explains evrything from halflife 1 to 2. any help...
p.s. i havent played episode 1 & 2 so no spoilers please