Alyx Live Up To The Hype?

Group Obtain is a weekly discussion-focused articles sequence revealed (often) each Monday wherein we pose a single, core query to you all, our readers, within the spirit of fostering dialogue and debate. For at present’s Group Obtain, we need to hear whether or not or not you suppose Half-Life: Alyx has any likelihood of dwelling as much as the astronomical hype?

After years and years of hypothesis, memes, and anticipation, Valve is lastly releasing a model new Half-Life sport this month. Not solely is it a VR-only title that was designed from the bottom as much as be performed with a VR headset, it’s additionally the primary title within the sequence to place gamers within the footwear of Half-Life 2’s Alyx Vance relatively than the same old protagonist, Gordon Freeman.

We broke down every part it is advisable to find out about Alyx the character again when the sport was first introduced, which you’ll be able to learn and/or watch right here.

The Half-Life sequence has earned the popularity of at all times marking main shifts in the way in which video video games are made. When the unique launched it redefined the first-person shooter style and its sequel introduced the medium to new heights of gameplay interactivity. With Alyx’s impending launch, Valve seemingly goals to do the identical factor as soon as once more, however this time for VR.

Expectations couldn’t be a lot larger, save for maybe if that they had determined to make this the following numbered entry within the sequence. As an alternative, the occasions in Half-Life: Alyx happen between the primary and second most important entries to fill in some gaps and construct the universe extra.

With all of that stated, the query at hand is: Will Half-Life: Alyx dwell as much as the hype? Is it even attainable for a sport to fulfill these expectations? Will it perhaps even surpass them?

What do you suppose? Tell us down within the feedback beneath! Half-Life: Alyx releases on Steam for all main PC VR headsets on March 23.