New Half-Life 2 fan film brings Adrian Shephard to City 17, is totally authentic until the Kung Fu starts

The hero is one Adrian Shephard, the protagonist of H-L1 expansion Opposing Force. In canon, he's still lost to space-time by way of G-Man tinkering, but it's good to see him back. And overall, this trailer gives the impression that the film is a brilliantly authentic effort, despite the brief lapses intoKung Fuleg sweeps and Max Payne window dives. The quicktease of Ravenholme however, more than makes up for those little transgressions.

So, waddayareckon? Excited to see the full short? And how do you think this holds up to previous Half-Life fan-film efforts?


David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.