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My favourite last words ever… Half-Life 2: Episode 2

My favourite last words ever… Half-Life 2: Episode 2

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A lot of my favourite things in games come from Half-Life 2, but the moment that had the most impact of all for me was the very end of Episode 2. I don’t want to sound like a massive girl or anything, but it got me quite emotional. I didn’t cry – nothing wrong with crying, I just didn’t – but I was pacing around my flat as the credits rolled, cursing the Combine and just sort of saying “No!” to myself with a genuine sense of despair, guilt, regret and loss.

Now, no one knows for sure that Eli is dead, but we do know that it’s a cop-out if he isn’t and we wouldn’t expect a cop-out from Valve, so we’re going to assume that these are his last words…

“Close your eyes, honey.”

Right to the very end, Eli cares more about his daughter Alyx than anything else. No matter what horrors he thinks are about to befall him, the most important thing is that she doesn’t see it. I’m welling up…




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  • gordon

    *Sob*

  • Sean

    Brilliant choice