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I would simply recommend this one instead of the original Half-Life, it is wayyy better in almost every aspect compared to the original game.
The only bad aspects are quite tiny:
-There's a lot of usable stuff in the map I cannot use such as levers, buttons, doors, etc (HL is known for giving the freedom to use them, even if it is completely useless)
-The audio desing is simply awful sometimes (the hivehand sounds like someone punching a plushie)
-It is simply absurd how beautiful Xen is, but the gameplay is sometimes quite repetitive and boring while being way larger than it should, it also is badly optimized.

In conclusion, play this one instead of the original game, the original game might be good for preservation reasons and to feel some "progress" through the series (In gameplay, Black Mesa is better than Half-Life 2)

kudos to the devs for commitment to this project, the result is amazing

It's like City, but better in every conceivable way. This feels like Portal going to Portal 2, where the original gets credit for creating the premise and the second only expands upon and improves it. This is one of my favorite games.

As a kid I couldn't really afford to not play the games I owned, no matter how crap they were, so hours of my life were wasted running around this game's hub, and maybe playing a collective 2, 3 races max

The best game of the series, every aspect of this game contains so much nostalgia.
IN YOU AND IIIIIIIIIIII THERE'S A NEW LAAAAAAAAAAAND
Angels in flight
MY SANCTUAAAARYYYYY MY SANCTUAAARYYY YEAAAAH
WHERE FEAAAAARS AND LIIEEEEES MELT AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
Music inside
WHAT'S LEFT OF MEEEEEEEE
WHAT'S LEFT OF MEEEEEEEEE NOOOOOOW

The best in the series and always will be

Muito melhor que o Episódio 1. Esse tem fases bastante dinâmicas, empolgantes, a companhia tanto da Alyx quanto do Vortigaunt é muito legal, e a história avança bastante (até compensa o 1, que não avança nada). É um jogo bastante cinematográfico, por assim dizer, com várias coisas acontecendo na sua frente, e eu diria que é avançado até pro padrão Half-Life, onde já tem coisas assim. Simpatizei muito com os personagens aqui.
É muito triste que dá pra perceber que a Valve claramente tinha um caminho que estava seguindo com a história, mas por auto-sabotagem, preguiça, medo ou seja lá o que foi, simplesmente jogaram tudo fora e nunca mais deram continuidade. Espero que o sucesso de Alyx dê uma mexida nos planos deles. Quero jogar Half-Life 3 ainda nessa vida. Mas por favor que não seja em VR.

Mediocre, underwhelming and overrated. Don't give enough of a shit to explain why

só não é perfeito pq nao tem final