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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:02pm 01/04/20 | 10 Comments
Old mate, Joab "Joaby" Gilroy recently swung by and decided to drop a hefty, in-depth and at times, philosophical, Half-Life: Alyx review on us. And it landed with a thud. But, his take on this Half-Life 3 Half-Life gap-filler is poignant, apt and incredibly informed. And we've published it in full.

I mean, why wouldn't we? Here's a snippet:
The attention-to-detail on show is second-to-none. The Citadel — the mighty monolith at the centre of Half-Life 2 — is being constructed in the distance. There are small objects all around for you to grab and throw, and because you're playing in Virtual Reality there's a tactile element that enhances the impact this has. A pigeon flutters away when I peg an empty can at it. I can grab a dry eraser and clean a nearby window. I can draw a penis on that same window.

It's breathtaking.

It feels like everything is interactable. Before long, you're making your way through the backroads of the quarantine zone, the Combine losing its shit all-around you about some unknown alarm. They're a multi-dimensional occupying force, who knows what sets them off, right? All that matters is that you're there, sneaking over rooftops and through buildings as you try to reach your dad. Things don't work out that way, of course. You reach Eli Vance, the leader of the resistance (and your father), but only in time to see him being captured by the Combine,
The required links are in the review proper. Click here for our in-depth Half-Life: Alyx review.

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Latest Comments
Posted 06:05pm 01/4/20
i knew it, it was Rhys Darby in this! So good. Hopefully they will do a non VR version!
Posted 10:01pm 01/4/20
10/10 review just for all the Die Hard references
Posted 07:37am 02/4/20
Yeah Rhys Darby is awesome. He's the best part of that Guns Akimbo movie too

And I'm glad you dig em trog because it took me ages to work out scheiBe dem fenster
Posted 11:56am 02/4/20
This is a terrible review, it just shows you are bad at VR games. This is an opinion piece garbage and I won't be reading AusGamers again. Learn how to play in VR before reviewing a game in it.
Posted 12:38pm 02/4/20
Interesting idea, Joaby have you considered writing a review that is not an opinion piece
Posted 12:43pm 02/4/20
Actually I have trog but it didn't go over very well.
Posted 01:21pm 02/4/20
That is incredible.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 02:34pm 02/4/20
Yeah, git gud, Jub
Posted 07:56am 09/4/20
Finally someone "gets" me on why in only mildly impressed with HL: Alyx.
It's a great little intro to VR if you're new, but for those of us who grew up playing Q1 DM3 at ye olde Interactive Web Internet Cafe above Paddington Woolies (hi Trog), this game may be too much style over substance.
Posted 09:16am 09/4/20
Q1 DM3 at ye olde Interactive Web Internet Cafe above Paddington Woolies (hi Trog)
that is a very old school shoutout !
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