Half-Life: Alyx

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Now to play it through again with the commentary and the gnome achievement...

Been there, done that. :p
Got all the achievements too which is not normally something I do in a game.

Tip: for a commentary/gnome replay put the game on story difficulty. Many enemies are 1 shots with the pistol, and you have loads of ammo, so it's far easier.

Also make sure you hold on to the gnome during transitions and always place it somewhere out of the way when going into combat. Unfortunately it has a habit of pinging off into the ether due to wonky physics, so you have to be careful how you carry and place it.
 
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Been there, done that. :p
Got all the achievements too which is not normally something I do in a game.

Tip: for a commentary/gnome replay put the game on story difficulty. Many enemies are 1 shots with the pistol, and you have loads of ammo, so it's far easier.

Also make sure you hold on to the gnome during transitions and always place it somewhere out of the way when going into combat. Unfortunately it has a habit of pinging off into the ether due to wonky physics, so you have to be careful how you carry and place it.

Thanks for the tips. I remember doing the gnome challenge in Half Life 2 (Episode 2) - that was "fun"!
 
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I'm an hour in now and it's absolutely jaw-dropping. I'm glad I waited until I did a hardware upgrade before diving in.
 
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found the HL Alyx thread :p

i got this in steam sale, wow , graphics and the whole atmosphere is incredible

im getting rather scared now though !!
just got to a point where the headcrabs have armor, so you cant just shoot them, and I've no ammo, ffs !
 
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found the HL Alyx thread :p

i got this in steam sale, wow , graphics and the whole atmosphere is incredible

im getting rather scared now though !!
just got to a point where the headcrabs have armor, so you cant just shoot them, and I've no ammo, ffs !

Yup, wait for them to rear up just before they jump and you will see their nice red belly underneath, pop a shot into that and one dead headcrab :)
 
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yeah, luckily you get a single one inside a cage pen, then you can shoot in the red bit to give you practice for this very part !!
need more ammo though
 
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Going to get this for my vr headset but not no play it on my current potato. More pc parts arriving today!
you're in for a treat. think i'm gonna play it through again wirelessly on my quest 2, it'll be my 3rd time.
 
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yeh 3rd time and i still struggle with progressing in certain areas! i'm not that good at it but i still really enjoy the game. VD? i tried that yesterday and couldn't get a good result with MSFS. my latency in the VD desktop steamer companion app was really low (sub 5) when streaming from my pc to quest but MSFS was a lag fest, not sure why, should've tried another game to test. I'm using Air Link with MSFS and it's fine. It seems there's less to configure than VD which I suppose is both good and bad.
 
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Just a note about ammo, the game doesn't let you go without. If you use up your current ammo it will spawn in another magazine somewhere near you, so could be worth taking another look in places you already checked.

Thanks for the tip
I'm way past it now got like 7 clips spare, dead combine everywhere now
 
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quite far into this game now
i do like it
however, i can not rush in "VR" if i was playing this non-VR, i would have completed the game by now i think lol

I've just got to :

I am currently in the Northern Star Hotel sort of area, just picked up the Combine Automatic rifle !!, just about to switch the power off and I'm bricking it, as its right next to the hive? at least ive got 2 grenades and 10 health packs with me !
 
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