>similar to how you have contrarians here now who say Half-Life was never good
I'm not saying that as a "contrarian" opinion, I'm saying that as an object opinion when I played through the game a few years ago. There are some good things about it, but it's ironically the parts of the game that people "hate" (Such as the first-person platforming and Xen) that are actually the best parts of Half-Life
. Everything else about it is just people looking back at the game through (I hate this term) "nostalgia goggles". But, that's also an opinon developed by someone who grew up with FPS titles from the aughts and later, which took everything that Half-Life
presented to the industry and ran with it, so it could be that my view of Half-Life
is tainted by the fact that everything it did back in 1998 isn't as unique or innovative just a couple years later.
, I reject that being the sole
reason why I consider Half-Life
to be overrated because I fired up Doom
around the same time and I was stunned by how awesome of a game it was, though confused as to why people didn't noticed that Doom
is just first-person Zelda
with twin-stick controls.