City 17 Civilian
#1 Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:54 PM
just signed up today so this is my first post.
i noticed a while ago that every half-life game either begins or ends on a train (or sometimes both.) execption being oposing force but that wasnt made by valve but it did start and end on an osprey and had a train near the begining
half-life 1: starts and ends on train, ok its a monorail but it is still runs on rails so is a form of train)
blue shift: begins on train
hl2: begins and ends on a train
episode 1: ends on a train
and episode 2 begins on a train
after looking around he internet it seems that nobody else has noticed this. exept mabie this article from trains in games http://www.trainsing...lflife2episode2
#2 Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:58 PM
Good for you.
No but thanks for sharing.
#3 Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:00 PM
Just a warning, most of the community is very hostile to newcomers. But once you settle in here it's a good forum.
Yes Valve seem to be into trains and in fact many would argue the best level they ever created was 'on a rail' from HL1.
#4 Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:03 PM
Its not really a major plot point or anything. Its just a nice way of making an introduction or exit to a game and since the first game's intro went down so well i think they just continued along those lines for the next games, probably for nostalgia's sake.
Just rest assured the start of episode 3 won't be on a train.
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#7 Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:33 PM
I thought Gearbox made it.
[HLF]GUI: Seeing your name in red brings nothing but shadows to my dark soul. you will ruin this site. humanity. will burn.
EatChildren: oh god not dr matta what have we done
#10 Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:57 PM
A normal post from the Inspector?! The deepest pits of hell have now frozen over.
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#14 Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:36 PM
Your perceptions seem to proceed you, as we have already noticed this.
It's probably metaphoric but I'm too busy eating pie and beating the crap out of young children to bother working it out right now.
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#15 Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:02 PM
the train could represent gordon's life is in constant motion, each person/town is nothing more than passing memory, ultimately reaching his final destination (ie death)
Which in a way, you could say that gordon freeman is really just dreaming a fantastic journey through a dark and mysterious world before he sucums to a terminal desease.