Half-Life Alyx offers a precise VR technology that works really well and sets an effective ambiance. However, the level design looks a bit outdated and the maps are rather small. Shorter loading times would be appreciated.
Half Life Alyx is the new PC game developed by Valve: this virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) is the winner of the category for 2020. Whilst not the Half Life 3 fans were hoping for, Half Life Alyx brings City 17 to a new audience. Chronologically, the events are set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, after the Black Mesa Incident and the invasion of the Combine aliens. The protagonist is Alyx Vance accompanied by her father and scientist Eli Vance. Along with other survivors of the invasion, they try to form a resistance.
Virtual reality: this is the highlight of the game and suits perfectly the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life. The VR experience allows you to immerse deeply in the game's world and to enjoy the environmental interactions and the combats. Take the opportunity to fully explore the universe - with the VR technology, you can hide behind a wall to make an impossible shot, rummage through the shelves to find objects like a healing syringe, push away and pull objects thanks to the Gravity gloves.
Characters: Alyx is the only one that can save the human race. She is helped by one of the greatest scientists on earth - her own father, Dr. Eli Vance - and a group of humans. Together, they are trying to free the planet from the invaders, which means there are tons of clandestine activities.
Customization of the environments: thanks to the Source 2 tools, every player can build and contribute new environments. This means that the rest of the community will be able to enjoy them as well.