Re: hrht One: Maybe you have a different version indeed, have you got the John Carmack "finished version" perhaps with some level of AI? Two: Of course I do, im talking to you, the guy who demands everyone reads every word he says or he loses his cool Dude I WALKED through this game, everything you state there is glorified "overexaggeration" perhaps? . Heres a tip. load up the chainsaw and walk towards ANY enemy as they plunder into you, it will die almost instantly. I beat almost ALL the game doing this. Neat tricks? bleh. Granted some of the demons move a little but they are hardly strafing you !!!. I seriously think you are running a special unreleased version ! Inticrately done? come on man, its a simple task to find some dumb piece of machinery and bring it back to the person in question, everyone of these mundane tasks follows the same principal - wander through MORE corridors, kill the same dumb monsters and return it, then move onto the same thing in ANOTHER corridor section. I have never been so bored playing a FPS than this one, especially one with so much anticipation behind it. No need to be insulted, I could understand you being insulted if I called your mother names or told everyone you wrote the AI for the game, but come on, relax, its only a game in the name of heavens ! just because someone has a differing view doesnt make their views any less valid, just like im listening (but not agreeing) with your views. Isnt this what a forum is all about? im hardly throwing my weight around and demanding you stop airing your views am I? Im not quite sure where you think ive got a distaste for a psuedo realistic setting, if you do a search on my posts in this forum over the last month you will see I was waiting on this game more than anyone and praising the screenshots, the horror idea and the whole background to this game. I dont think it has gelled well in the end product and made a playable game, but to just state something like this is quite silly. I could feel "insulted" myself - like you said above, but im not - its not important enough to be insulted over, its a computer game! Suckered isnt a word I would use. This game has had MASSIVE expectations on it, it has had every area of media focused on it since the leaked build with even the top websites running indepth interviews, and behind the scenes editorials for as long as I can remember. we even have the largest tech site on the net running benchmarks on specific hardware to sell goods on newegg. Now correct me if im wrong but isnt this all hype? and unless you live in a shell you will be subjected to some of it. This game has been basically founded and developed on an engine, there have been no revoluntary game concepts, nothing original, new or in fact nothing particularly well done apart from the ENGINE and the audio. I dont buy a game just for graphics, I buy a game to play and this game I played for a few days, beat it and it left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. my strongest feeling was "is that it?". Now give me a little credit, its easy to say "wow this game rocks, I love it" or "best game ever, look at those graphics!!!", but I dont feel that so ill say it. Im well aware alot of people disagree with me, but so what? A forum is for sharing your views, even if they are unpopular. I honestly cant understand why people take this all so seriously and feel offended. Im having a bit of a laugh with airing my views. come on, chill Alot of problems I have with this game are my own - I expect more from an FPS now, ive played SO many, I want to be challenged, I want new ideas - interesting plots and good AI. ive moved on, this game hasnt. Its not because its been poorly coded or its "poor in execution", its because ive moved on. Roll on Half life 2, lets hope Gabe has something a little more indepth and challenging in mind for me.