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  1. mkillio

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  2. anaqer

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    Got cut on account of it not being a fun enough enemy.
     
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    What you mean "not fun enough"? There's only like 3 enemies in HL2 anyway; zombies, headcrabs, soldiers. ANYthing else to shoot would per definition count as 'fun enemy'.

    Besides, that sub-basement or whatever where the player is looks cool, despite 90% of the playtime of the half-life games takes place in sub-basements and the like, but I guess it too wasn't fun enough. :? Undoubtedly replaced with yet another stretch of canals where the player is chased by a chopper with unlimited ammo and mines...
     
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    Funny, but untrue remark. ;-) There are stalkers, and those heli-alien-copters, and ant-lions and stuff. (but yeah, soldiers are waaaaay too plentiful in HL2).

    IMO, that monster was cut because:

    a) They couldn't get the AI to work (they said at E3 it was AI but it was discovered the tentacle impaling the soldier was scripted).

    b) That whole translucent-tentacle-raising-from-water thingie had already been done (Abyss).
     
  5. anaqer

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    I'll let the designers answer that one...
     
  6. ZoinKs!

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    In that case, they should put the Hydra into some multiplayer levels. That way we can watch it smack around other people.

    I remember a TFC level that added the tentacle from hl. It made things interesting.
     
  7. ANova

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    The majority of the enemies were soldiers because of the setting. This is a city basically under the control of a rather large and powerful military force. In the expansion, this won't be the case.

    BTW, they left out alot more then just the hydra.
     
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    Oh it wasn't scripted it was just hinted.

    if( random(100) > 98 ) do hint;
     
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