Half-Life: Alyx is a long-awaited prequel in the beloved series, transporting players to virtual reality as they take control of Alyx Vance on a deadly mission to save her father and thwart the Combine threat.
It’s almost cathartic to be playing Half-Life again. After a frankly agonising cliffhanger at the end of Episode Two way back in 2007, the franchise had fallen into obscurity. It remains a cultural phenomenon with fan projects, memes and discussion being omnipresent, but Valve had seemingly forgotten its existence, making the arrival of Half-Life: Alyx all the more palpable.
Half-Life: Alyx is a complete experience, yet takes the series to a medium its creators are determined to prove themselves in – virtual reality.
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