View Full Version : doom or half life?

04-01-2005, 01:30 PM
right guys! whats better doom 3 or half life 2? :?

plus do you guys know any good first person shooters i should get on pc? :?

holla back :p

theocord (ikaruga) 8)

04-01-2005, 02:51 PM
to each of his own. some ppl love doom 3 and think that hl2 isnt that great, and there are ppl who hate doom3 because its too dark and all that, but love hl2. there is no right or wrong, nothing is better or worse. check them out and decide ureself. personally i liked both, but you might think different

the phatcat
04-02-2005, 05:32 PM
it's hard to describe. i think hl2 is better, but it's not by as much as some people make it out to be. i would just go with what setting pleases you more.

04-02-2005, 06:01 PM
HALO j/k but i love halo. Doom 3....................................

04-03-2005, 11:59 PM
DOOM 3 in my opioin Half-life to was Great but too short i thinks. I still not finished playing doom yet but i finished half-life in a few days.

04-04-2005, 02:42 AM
I honestly liked Far Cry better than both Doom 3 and HL2 all 3 had its ups and downs. Each had its strong suits and its low points. Maybe one of these days Ill borrow a real GFX card and try em all out a second time around on its highest settings. (I played em all via the onboard GFX, I know I know dont yell at me :( )

04-04-2005, 08:15 AM
I agree far cry was pretty nice. I think steam turned alot of people off from hl2 plus the game was pretty short. As for doom 3 it was a bit dark but freaky.

04-05-2005, 07:31 AM
I'd go with hl2 purely from the MOD's that come from it and its popularity from that point........... though saying that I thought the DOOM3 environment was a lot better than HL2....

04-05-2005, 02:04 PM
I love half life2...havent played Doom3. My first love was hl though...so i have to go with that. What yall think of graphics...who wins that battle

04-06-2005, 02:12 AM
HL2. Duh!

04-06-2005, 10:25 AM
Lol...just wanted to hear yall say it.

04-06-2005, 12:05 PM
Right now it's going to be HL2 just based on the different gameplay types (sp/hl2dm/cs:s). Doom3's sp is fun but tedious and the mp is just horrible.

In the long run, Doom3's engine is going to far surpass that of the hl2 in terms of popular games that will be produced off of it. Quake IV is going to be the first sign of this imo.

04-06-2005, 04:12 PM
In the long run, Doom3's engine is going to far surpass that of the hl2 in terms of popular games that will be produced off of it. Quake IV is going to be the first sign of this imo.

Probably. Quake IV, Doom 3 with a new skin...

04-08-2005, 01:19 PM
The HL2 engine looks better imo.

04-08-2005, 04:59 PM
With good reason...valve spent a lot of time on it. It was supost to revolutionise the way we play games. I guess it would of if its release date hadent been pushed back a year.

04-08-2005, 05:09 PM
I believe the D3 engine will crush the HL2 engine. People just haven't been able to see what it truly can do with just a lil' ol' flashlight. Again, wait for q4.

04-08-2005, 06:54 PM
Well you may say that the HL2 engine did not revolutionise the way we play games but the fact is that things like Normal mapping were originally created by valve for the source engine. And look at all the games using Normal Mapping now. I have to say that Normal Mapping is one of the greatest innovations to the gaming world in a long time, it is just so beautiful. But yes the d3 engine will probably be more popular. Then again no one used the HL2 engine because valve were so secretive, whereas Id allowed the Quake guys to come in a and look at there production and everything. I can't say who will win but I think in the long term HL2 will be the most influential on gaming and Doom 3 in the short term.

04-08-2005, 07:52 PM
I agree. HL2 with the new expansion The Lost Coast kicks D3's ass. The new lightning effects are truely amazing. But dont get too excited, because they can both crawl under the carpet when the Unreal 3 engine comes out.
here are some videos: http://www.1up.com/do/download?cId=3138759

04-09-2005, 04:15 PM
UE3 is going to be amazing, but thats not saying valve or ID wont make something better. Valve I know is already working on a HL3 and ID is sure to have another doom released. Its an ongoing thing. Cant wait untill one day we will see on the screen exactly how we see things around us.

04-09-2005, 05:26 PM
Doom 3 has the most advanced engine but valve did definately hire better texture artists than ID.

After completing both I'm definately more keen on playing HL2 again than Doom 3.

Now UE3 based games that take the full advatage of a PPU is something completely different though... The future is bright.

04-09-2005, 05:52 PM
Yeah, I have been following the UE3 engine for a while now. Looks absolutely brilliant, especially the lighting affects and the physics. I mean, look at those Inverse Kinematics and the reversal of the polarization of gravity in video 3! wow. Pity that those video's sound quality is so low, I can barely understand the guy except for the odd word here and there! Yeah, defintiely looking forward to it, better break the bank and buy a new graphics card. Better yet, rob a bank!
But yes the source engine has far better textures.

04-20-2005, 04:13 AM
*brain swells*
don't make me choose

04-20-2005, 09:53 AM
yeah HL2, the mods are great too.

good first person shooter, battlefeild 1942...or you can just wait till BF2 comes out. (its great for mods as well)

04-20-2005, 03:46 PM
Duke Nuk'n. :D

<Sounds of Crickets in the back ground>

Find.. wonders back into his corner.

04-22-2005, 12:10 PM
I agree with brokeashell. BF'42 was a brilliant game and I am really looking forward to BF2. I just downloaded their latest video (http://www.fileplanet.com/151973/150000/fileinfo/Battlefield-2-Trailer---Ground-Combat-#2-[Insane-Quality). 350MB for 1 1/2 minutes of footage but it is worth it. Absoloutely brilliant quality video. But I don't know anything about the video engine.

05-12-2005, 05:12 PM
Half Life All The Way

05-12-2005, 05:12 PM
doom is scary as hell but i think that half life has a far more superior multi player than doom