Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Michaela Buckley0
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.