Rise and shine, here are the ten first minutes of HL2 Xbox ! The long awaited port finally came in place before the 360's release, but even after a year or more, it still smell like a rush.
As you'll see in the video, the game looks fine, even if the textures have suffered a lot. There's also a bit of aliasing, but it's only cosmetic, small glitches. Because the real pain of Half-Life 2 Xbox, not mentioning the game itself, concerns its whole steamy engine, hardly giving a framerate that throw-out its lungs permanently. Well, maybe not "permanently", but long enough to be worried. It's really strange, because there's also a lot of HDR in the game, and I wonder why Vavle would put such an effect in the game without securing a good framerate. I mean, that's retarded. Anyway, if the slowings don't kill you enthusiasm, be sure the loadings will. I have cut them from the video, but you must know that there are FOUR loadings during the 10 first minutes of the game. This is... impressive.
Now, I'm done with the bad points, let's be sweet on Half-Life 2. So, except what I mentioned earlier, the game is just identical to its original version. The physics are exactly the same, and so are the maps. Finally, my point is: if you can pass these technological problems, you'll enjoy this game. You sure will. But, you must know that you will suffer. Your eyes will suffer. And so will your nerves. Ready to rumble ?
ps: following some requests, I forgot to tell you that the game supports 16/9.
@aphex187: It does seem like it will get repetitive.. but it's early access so hopefully it'll grow. It's a fun game. Run speed boosts with level w/ medic at least. I love the medic class. (57 minutes ago)
@aphex187: Ive got the game, running speeds are boosteble for several classes :) (1 Hour ago)
It looks beautiful though but the actual running speed is hella slow, are there boosts etc? (2 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Few guys i know have it and that was their gripes with the game, it got boring with no content etc. (2 Hours ago)
@Zat: I think more people are just mad that it is getting high reviews. Curious as to what some of those people think is a 9/10, 10/10 game instead? (2 Hours ago)
I´m a little surprised, that a lot for people actually complain about new MGS. (2 Hours ago)
Speaking of Rise of TR. comparison of XboxOne and Xbox 360 screenshots here: [url] (3 Hours ago)