Half Life Source Tales from the HL

Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Michaela Buckley

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Tales from the Half Life Pt.10

This is the end of our journey through Half Life, it’s been a good one.

Yet more labs where some Junkmouths and baddies can effectively eliminate one another while I pick off the stragglers, a somewhat apt role for a peabody like Freeman.

Soon we meet a nice laser which we use to break down a wall and that I swiftly discovered has a lethal capability.

Probably the world's fattest laser.

Probably the world’s fattest laser.

Then we’re outside and have to navigate around a Crabclaw and various soldiers in order to get under some more sewers which lead to the side of a cliff, there are some rather awkward jump manouevers to go through whilst also dodging various painful projectiles.

Why couldn't Gordon Freeman have majored in avionics?

Why couldn’t Gordon Freeman have majored in avionics?

Here’s where I skipped a bunch of pictures as it’s mostly just moving past various groups of soldiers in different small buildings until we reach an air missile hub where we learn that the enemy has decided that Freeman isn’t worth the hassle and it’s much easier to just air strike the place, after a short bit of bombing my own entrance to the Lambda Core, where we are met with another valve puzzle and a plethora of time consuming portals which we navigate til we find some scientists.

The "Large Alien Collider".

The “Large Alien Collider”.

Turns out there’s some kind of Mega alien that’s allowing the two worlds to remain linked and we have to kill this mother. After a brief encounter with some flying aliens the portal is charged up and we jump through to find Zen, the alien planet.

It's a good thing Zen is one of the 1% of planets within the survivable zone of a planet's trajectory and that it also has the perfect ratio of oxygen to nitrogen in the air while also having a similar mass and size as that of Earth, otherwise Freeman would be fucked.

It’s a good thing Zen is one of the 1% of planets within the survivable zone of a planet’s trajectory and that it also has the perfect ratio of oxygen to nitrogen in the air while also having a similar mass and size as that of Earth, otherwise Freeman would be fucked.

Zen isn’t really a planet, so much as a collection of rocks and irritating enemies. There is a large sac-like thing that you have to shoot and follow a lot and then some winding about on platforms.

The scenery here looks a lot like Alien and the sound effects are like the noise of the Monolith from 2001.

The scenery here looks a lot like Alien and the sound effects are like the noise of the Monolith from 2001.

Then we meet the final boss, which basically a large baby with tentacles coming out it’s arse.
This was a terrible boss. The method for defeating it was ridiculous and in the end I had to look it up. You have to shoot some crystals, get transported to some rooms then you have to shoot the baby’s head a lot until it opens, then shoot inside its head.
What a dick.

It's pretty uninspired.

Pretty uninspired.

When you defeat the boss his head has lots of green lasers coming out and the room turns into a disco hall for about 20 seconds. I wasn’t sure what was happening so I just kept shooting.

The weirdest contract I ever agreed to.

The weirdest contract I ever agreed to.

Then you are transported in front of that bloke we’ve been seeing all throughout the game and he starts talking about how amazing Freeman is for killing everything while also making teleporting us all over what I presume are the unfinished Zen levels. I thought that Zen seemed a bit small.

He gives me a choose to join or die.
So I join.

The End.

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