I just finished Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One about 30 minutes ago. Took me about a week to beat HL2 and a few days to beat EP1. I have to say, I was really impressed with the storyline and the overall gameplay of the game. Before I bought Portal, I had never owned a Valve game, so I didn't know the potential of the company. A couple of weeks after I bought Portal, I bought the Orange Box and actually started to play Half-Life 2. It started out with Gman of course, and then the screen fades into the train scene where you're first transported to City 17. HL2 is such a good game. It was well made and had everything an FPS-RPG needed. I have to say, however, that Episode 1 was a little short. I hope that Episode 2 is a little longer. (I am going to that soon) Any of you play any of the HL series?