My first personal experience with a first-person-shooter game was Half Life and had everlasting effects on me. I would like to assure you in good ways of course. After multiple Half Life expansion packs such as Opposing Force or Blue Shift, after Half Life 2, we, players, have been longing for a real episode three added to the series. Valve, the developer studio behind the series cancelled the long-awaited opus three. Time passes but hope in the gaming community springs eternal.
In November 2019, Valve revealed Half-Life: Alyx with a release date set for March 2020. The game will be released as VR version only and will be free with The Valve Index (VR headset by Valve).
Storyline and Plot:
In Half Life, you take the role of the physicist Gordon Freeman working at the Black Mesa Research Facility. You end up, following an experience that went wrong resulting in an interdimensional portal, fighting an alien invasion. The game will take you through "world exploration, puzzle solving, visceral combat, and an intricately woven story that connects" different characters.
Half-Life: Alyx takes place between Half-Life and Half Life 2 and sees Alyx (a character) and her father Eli secretly mounting a resistance to the brutal occupation of Earth by the Combine, the invading aliens. "As Alyx, players take the fight to the Combine to save the future of humanity."
Alyx is voiced by the actress Ozioma Akagha. With the plot centred around City 17, the Combine stronghold, the Citadel, under construction.
Compared to Doom VR (three hours of gameplay), Half-Life: Alyx will offer you a solid 20 hours of play. Which is a significant chunk of time, especially for a VR game.
Critics from aficionados and historical gamers view Half-Life (Alyx) as a way for the studio Valve to surf on the VR-hardware trend. The Valve Index, is momentarily, sold out in the wake of the Alyx announcement. Let us not judge a game by its trailer and wait for the release.