Half-Life 2: Episode One is a bit of a let down... it doesn't quite deliver the experience I was hoping for.

User Rating: 7.5 | Half-Life 2: Episode One PC
When I played through Half-Life 2: Episode One I found myself at the end thinking... is that all, no standout, awe-inspiring, unforgettable moments? (well maybe the final battle at the train station stood out, but other than that) I guess not. From the first chapter through, all the way to the last, there's not much that makes Episode One really stand out, nor really that memorable either. But at least one good thing I can say about it is that it doe's keep you interested in what's going on in the story, other than that the game kinda falls short. Overall bloated battles, not that interesting of environments and lack of a truly immersive experience cause Episode One to be a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong I think Episode One is really good, but there's just too much dead weight and not enough time to truly get immersed into the game, perhaps if it didn't have so many zombie battles and wasn't so short (witch wouldn't be a problem had it had some truly memorable moments) I would have liked it a lot more. Overall a really good game with a few minor issues keeping it from greatness.