Yeah, HL2 just didnt do it for me. I bought it last christmas but fell into the steam trap. I just managed to register it recently (thats a 11month wait), and played it for the first time a week ago. It was short. Too short. I can appreciate the work that went into it, and dont fault anyone for thinking its a great game, but there was just so much more lacking. And my main gripe was with the Allied NPC AI. “Hey everybody, follow Gordon”. They were just stupid. So I just put them all in a corner and threw a grenade in :wink:
And tbh, FEAR left me feeling the same way.
*Oh look, a dark corridor, lets walk down it. Oh no the lights went off! I wonder when that little girl will appear……oh look there she is!! *
Although, I have to admit, the AI in was pretty sweet.
CoD2 was a bit slow to start, but the american campaign really picks it up at the end.
Id recommend sticking with Theif3, Im loving that game at the moment, and also The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from butcher bay is worth the look.