Half Life: Alyx Review (PC):

A new game in the Half Life series. The new title is launched on VR headsets, & it puts you in the shoes of Alyx Vance, who was also featured in Half Life 2. Half Life: Alyx is a new game in first person shooter series & the game focuses on the story of Alyx Vance who made a debut in Half Life 2. This game is specifically developed for VR & it is developed by Valve.

In Half Life: Alyx you can explore the environment, battle against adversaries & crack environmental riddles. Also you need to reveal the game narrative.

You can control the game camera using your head & manipulate items using handheld controllers. The game allows you to reload your weapon manually & in some cases you need to gather rounds from the environment.

Half Life: Alyx offers a single player mode only. It focuses on story campaign.

Half Life: Alyx Review

Half Life: Alyx Story:

The main theme is how a dashing girl Alyx and her father Dr Eli saved the mankind.  Both are resourceful scientists who fought the aliens set between the actions of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Both proved to be the only chance for existence.

The dwellers of City 17 are already subjugated by the adversary termed as Combine, but the protagonist daughter and her father displayed stubborn confrontation to the aggressive rulers.

Half Life: Alyx Story
Half Life: Alyx Story
(Image Credit: Valve)

Both the protagonist scientists were repositioned to City 17. Since then they embarked on covert scientific investigation and manufactured such scientific war machines for a few people of human race who challenged and fought the alien usurpers.

The lesson conveyed by the story is, “the more you learn about your adversaries, the more you find fault in them”.

Half Life: Alyx Gameplay:

Half Life: Alyx is a virtual reality (VR) first person shooter. The game takes place before the events of Half-Life 2. Player takes control of Alyx Vance, who is a daughter of Eli. They both fight the alien aggression.

Players use VR in order to interact with the surroundings & fight the aliens using "gravity gloves" to manipulate objects by manipulating gravity. Traditional Half-Life features are back including exploration, puzzle solving, & physics-based-combat. Players use VR in order to get supplies, use interfaces, throw items, & take part in fight. They can use any weapon one-handed that means they have one hand free to interact with the surroundings.

Half Life: Alyx Gameplay
Half Life: Alyx Gameplay
(Image Credit: Valve)

They need to learn skills to play the game. Such as, players have to learn how to aim around a broken wall to take a difficult shot. They can search the shelves to acquire much-needed stuff. They can learn how to manipulate tools in order to hack alien interfaces. They can toss a bottle through window in order to distract adversaries.

Half Life: Alyx Specifications:

  • GENRE: Action, Adventure
  • DEVELOPER: Valve
  • PUBLISHER: Valve
  • FRANCHISE: Half-Life
  • RELEASE DATE: 23 March, 2020
  • PLATFORMS: PC Windows, Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows Mixed Reality

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