Wow, it's amazing how quickly the hype changes. I see Half-Life 2 is now the hyped, flavor of the day game at Gamespot.
Though as far as Gamespot goes, they used to be cool, but now they suck big time. Nothing but a bunch of biased fanboys. And Greg Kasavin is such a pud!
As for Half-Life, I don't see what the appeal is. The first game was nothing special. Just a typical FPS. But as with Doom 3 and Halo 2, I'm sure Half-Life 2 will offer nothing but more of the same old stuff that's been done before.
But for fans of Half-Life, if there are any, I'll pass this along. A papercraft model of the Black Mesa Transit System train from the first game: