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This review is from: Half-Life 2 - PC (Video Game)
The game seems great, unfortunately, the rigamorole one has to go through in order to play it is exhausting, frustrating, and, in the end, overwhelming. I have had HL2 for about a month and have played it for a total of about 5 hours, meanwhile I have spent approximately 15-20 hours setting it up, downloading updates, "scanning for games", etc., etc. The 1:4 ratio is inconceivable for a product that I shelled out 50 hard-earned dollars for. I understand the developers desire to squeeze out every last penny for their product, but, hey, I purchased it fair and square and am thus unwilling to put up with the kind of hassle the whole "Steam-concept" requires. I imagine that part of my problem is due to the fact that I have a very slow dial-up ISP (I am rural, sue me), but if that is the case, then "high-speed connection" should be listed as a mimimum requirement. REPEAT: HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION NECESSARY EVEN FOR SINGLE_PLAYER MODE!!! Feel free to disregard this advice as I did in my eagerness to to experience the new installment of what was once my favorite game, but, I warned you. . . (Oh, look, this time it only took Steam 53 minutes to scan and download updates. I guess I can stop griping and can finally play it tonight. . . Oh, wait, its time for bed).
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2012 6:08:53 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Ok, so you put up a review of your experience with Steam. How about a review of the actual game?
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