So I'm working through The Orange Box and Half Life 2 was next on my list. I had actually played Half Life back when it came out, so I've been meaning to play the sequel for some time. (A Mac Book Pro running XP under Boot Camp turns out to be a half-decent gaming machine, it turns out. Better than my actual PC, anyway.)
So, am I going to be the guy who comes along 3 years later and says "naw, that game isn't that great"? No, I am not. Fun stuff. I was a little surprised by the abruptness of the ending, but unlike someone playing the game in 2004, I can immediately load up Episode One. And that's just what I'm off to do.