I didn't expect a game better than half-life 2, since hl2 itself was perfect. To my surprise, the game was even better. Graphics have been really improved (character expressions, lightning, etc). It makes you learn more on city 17. Also, the cinematics in the game are just awesome and really feel like part of the game. Overall it's a 10 for me, as it's one of the best games i've played this year. The episode might be a little short, but every minute of it is gold. The opening for episode 2 is freaking awesome, and it look like ep02 will be even better!!!
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