Reddit fans play with their emotions in Half-Life 2 Episode 3 concept art.
It can be more enjoyable to speculate about the possibilities of the games we didn’t get if they had graced us with their presence than to play those that did arrive.
The mind is at a loss, whether it’s Sleeping Dogs or another entry from the Burnout series that builds on the incredible work of Paradise.
However, one series stands out in this regard: Half-Life Episode 3: This, aka Half-Life 3, has gained meme status and still seems tantalizing enough for 2022’s Redditors to be a giddy mess.
These glimpses into Half-Life 2’s mysterious third chapter are what you think.
This giddy mess resides in a thread on the subreddit r/GamingLeaksAndRumours, which began with user Awkward96 sharing some links to supposed rare concept art from the development of both Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and another canceled Valve game, Stars Of Blood.
Half-Life community LambdaGeneration shared some of the art on Twitter. They credited the scans of 2K games to Senior Producer David McGreavy. A Valve enthusiast who collects memorabilia from publisher’s titles, McGreavy credits the scans.
You can also see some Half-Life concept art in the YouTube video below by Tyler McVicker.
Naturally, Redditors’ reactions ranged from excitement to disappointment. Bigchonkyyoda, a Redditors user, symbolized one side of the coin by saying, “This makes me want tears, man.” I want HL3 so severely. Keep hoping for something post-Alyx.” JuiceHead2 exemplified the other by declaring that “(I)m) so excited about this game.”
Others, however, walked the fine line between these two states like NagashPL, who commented: “The concept artwork looks very gritty, punk which makes me wonder whether the Episode 3 could look even more like Half-Life 2 Beta… one can only wonder.”
Some, however, decided not to submit themselves to this state. Soulless_conner said: “I’m certainly not looking at any of them to avoid spoilers.” For the future.
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