How Half-Life: Alyx Teases the Series' Future

  • How Half-Life: Alyx Teases the Series' Future

How Half-Life: Alyx Teases the Series' Future

In short - gosh do I feel weird about quoting myself here - Alyx "confidently serves as both a vindication for the magic VR can bring to gaming, and a satisfying new entry in the beloved Half-Life series". VR specialist website Road to VR awarded the game a flawless score, noting that "Alyx feels like a Half-Life game through and through as it successfully shifts between combat, exploration, puzzles, and even some notable horror". At GameSpot, we're told that Alyx can make players love the Half-Life world even more: "Not only has Half-Life: Alyx made good on its shift to VR, it has elevated numerous aspects we've come to love about Half-Life games".

Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father Eli secretly mount the resistance to the brutal occupation of Earth by a mysterious alien race known as The Combine. Traditional outlets like GameSpot say "the series' staples are as great as ever here, and in its most powerful moments, Half-Life: Alyx confidently shows you why it couldn't have been done any other way". Keep in mind to prepare a VR headset in order to play. "We have built SteamVR, our game engine, our tools, and VR hardware specifically to enable us to ship the best content we know how to create".

If you're one of the lucky buggers to be playing Half-Life: Alyx today, please let us know what you think!

Avoiding any specific details that relate to Half-Life: Alyx's story, the post-credits scene is likely a setup for a new Half-Life game to pick up nearly exactly where Half-Life 2: Episode 2 left off 13 years ago.