Half-Life: Alyx scores - our roundup of the critics

Half-Life: Alyx launches to critical acclaim

It's too soon to even mean the ending of Half-Life: Alyx, however the world of Half-Life has actually constantly been extensive enough to enter several instructions.

The story of Half-Life 2: Episode 2, launched in 2007, lastly gets once again in Half-Life: Alyx, launched in2020 That's a 13- year wait in between entries in the series, and Polygon had a basic concern for Valve's famous game designer Robin Walker, who has dealt with games like Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life 2, and Dota 2: Will we need to wait another 13 years for more? While various reasons such as "scope creep" forced the team to take longer and longer on episodes that were supposed to take a year to make a piece, Casali also spoke to the factor of working on Source 2 at the same time as Half-Life 2 as definite issue.

It's unclear if this is a setup for a Half-Life 2: Episode 3, a proper Half-Life 3, or - if it's another VR-only game - something along the lines of "Half-Life: Gordon" in the same way we just got Alyx.

"The easy mode is for people who, maybe they do feel a little intimidated or threatened by characters who are like, six feet tall", said Casali, "And they play on that setting that will make it hopefully a more enjoyable experience for them". Valve knew he had a Half-Life game that he could finish. This is where Walker started to be careful about his words, but the basic answer is that Valve doesn't know at this point.

As you can see, Valve is also encouraging social distancing in this tough period for all of us.

"I will say there is a lot of affection for the universe".

"We were never really that happy with what we came up with", Casali admitted. "I would like to believe that we are as good as ever at building Half-Life right now, and I hope we will continue to do something else".

Virtual Reality is not an exotic thing anymore, and game developers are trying to bring their titles into this area as well. I don't think another 13 years [until next time] will happen, and if so, probably I won't work on it.



Other news