Gordon Freeman Not Getting a Voice in Half Life 3

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Ever mute protagonist of the Half-Life series, Gordon Freeman, will probably not gain a voice for Half Life 3. With Half life episode 3, or Half Life 3 proper on the way, fans are wondering how the series will evolve, and if the crowbar-wielding hero will be brought  in line with other modern FPS avatars.

Apparently not, as Gabe Newell wants him to remain little more than an arm swinging a crowbar.

Speaking to Edge, Gabe Newell replied to questions about Gordon gaining a greater sense of embodiment.

"We haven’t had a reason to change that. Most of what I’ve seen to date has been gimmicky and is entertaining for just a minute or so."

On the subject if Freeman getting a voice, he added :

"We’re not philosophically opposed to this, but we don’t have any good reasons to do it. Right now making your companions more interesting and compelling seems a more fruitful avenue to explore."

Personally I think Gordon is fine the way he is. what’s more important is that we actually get a game – and soon. With Portal 2 on the way though, it seems like it may still be a while before we return to Half-Life.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: April 6, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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