The Big Three I realize there were some uh....unfriendly...debates about Half life 2 vs doom3...so, it its okay with the mods, how about we have a thread to POLITELY, INTELLIGENTLY, debate about the big three upcoming first person shooters. Halo2, Half Life 2, and Doom 3. half life 2>halo2 + doom3 based SOLELY on what we've seen so far, here's my personal comparison Graphics: Doom 3 Runner Up: Half Life 2 they all look great...but i think Doom3 edges out HL2 just by a liitttle bit with its crazy lighting, and i think it's models have a higher poly count. HL2 looks gorgeous, though, so it gets runner up...its REALLLY close though, and after looking at that G-Man screenshot below, i almost wanna change my mind...but doom3 wins just by a TINNY bit..and for an Xbox game, Halo is stunning, but is beaten down by the PC heavyweights. Sound Halo 2 Runner Up: Half Life 2 Marty O'donnel(Halo's sound guy) is the man...the score and sound FX blew me away in the E3 demo...the HL2 and Doom3 music just seemed to add some nice ambient background noise. Gameplay: Half Life 2 Runner Up: Halo 2 Doom 3 is just a pretty run and gun. Halo 2 should have some nice squad battles, vehicle battles, and one-man-army missions...but Half Life 2 has the zombie-killing of Doom 3 (headcrabs), the vehicles and squads of Halo2 (check out the buggy vs. alien gunship movie, and the barney streetfight movie, both part of the e3 demo),and adds in so much more, with great AI, physics based puzzles, and an immersive story presented all in the beautiful in game engine. hands down, half life wins. Lasting Appeal: Half Life 2 Runner Up: Halo 2 Live support and Co op are great, but Half life 2 wins. HL2 will get its own MP mode (which is being kept under wraps), a Co-op mod being assisted by Valve themselves, and a TON of other user-made single- and mutli-player mods. We'll be playing games using the Source engine until way after Xbox1 is forgotten. Winner: Half Life 2 Runner Up: Halo 2 best physics ever, best AI ever, and arguably best graphics ever. pick up your crowbars this september, its gonna be great. comments?