[Phillip has just added the Black Mesa Inbound post. Check it out!]
It’s been a looong while since I thoroughly replayed the entire Half-Life series. I’d imagine it’s been like that for most of the fanbase, which is a shame. Games like Half-Life 1 and 2 should not be exiled to the most distant corners of our memory, only being brought into the light along with a pair of rose-tinted spectacles, just as the planets align. The games themselves, as well as their complex backstories, extensive fan interpretations and theories, should always be at the forefront of the fan’s mind.
But it can be rather hard to do that, when one doesn’t even know how soon we can expect to hear if that peculiar case of the missing Half-Life threequel, has been resolved. Then again, we sometimes have to face the facts: it’s going to be a while until Valve deems the next installment in the Half-Life franchise fit to see the light of day. So why not make the most of that time? Why not ensure that you’ll be prepared for when the monitor flares with the light of that familiar yellow logo? Read on!