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Does ANYONE actually hate Gordon Freeman?

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Well, I Googled the words "hate Gordon Freeman" and it only came up with 10 results. Not all of which were legitimately hating him (One of them was actually "Doctor Breen"'s myspace!). But this is apparantly why some people do:

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no. seriosly. i hate gordon freeman. he is a scientist and he has crap hair. You think in all this time he would have either found some smashed up glasses that looked better than his current ones or had a fireball in his face that had turned him into a more hansome man.


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Not even a character...people just talk to him. We never actually see him...he has no personality. Just a hand that held guns is all i saw...


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Oh, and I hate Gordon Freeman, especially because he isn't talking in the game which makes every NPC who tries to have a conversation with him look like an idiot.


The first one is just a crap reason to hate someone. The second two seem to have failed to understand that the reason for Gordon's lack of talking or in-game personality is to make it more immersive for the player.

So, those who do hate Gordon Freeman simply don't have a good enough reason to.
\m/

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Who can't love him hes a kick ass scientist who goes around killing zombies with a crowbar icon_razz.gif
and you can just imagine when people are talking to him his face is just like STFU GTFO Im amazing and I know it

Plus hes not some cartoon strange coloured walking talking animal like everything else which was mentioned in the original post

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I dont hate Gordon Freeman...But I do like Adrian Shephard more.

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The difference between Gordan Freeman and Master Chief is that Gordan Freeman's games have remained good icon_wink.gif

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QUOTE (RaiDK @ Oct 28 2007, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The difference between Gordan Freeman and Master Chief is that Gordan Freeman's games have remained good icon_wink.gif


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Ive played Half Life (yes the original) only, but Mr. Freeman is teh pwnage!!!

btw, G-Man is also teh pwnage..............spessially on Garry's Mod!

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QUOTE (BlightedArt @ Oct 28 2007, 02:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aside from a couple of comments here and there, so is the Master Chief, really. But a lot of people love and hate him too. o.o

Difference would be that the master chief talks.. the cutscenes and moments when he speaks gives him character. Theres something hateable in that icon_razz.gif

Gordon is literally nothing xD

/The way they presented him is brilliant imo.. I know thats said alot but it really is true.

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Expecting something witty? Herp derp tiddlerp.

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QUOTE (Econojon @ Oct 28 2007, 03:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

nice

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QUOTE (BlightedArt @ Oct 28 2007, 06:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aside from a couple of comments here and there, so is the Master Chief, really. But a lot of people love and hate him too. o.o


That is why...


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QUOTE (dewoo @ Oct 28 2007, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

That is why...

nice.

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Quoting images arrrghhh! But on another note:

QUOTE (dewoo @ Oct 29 2007, 07:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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That is why...


Wow...


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ive spent quite a while thinking of what to type about how gordon is the greatest but all i can say is,
gordon freeman is teh pwnage.

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He's a physicist, he's a badass, he saves the world, and he leads a revolution. He's like the patron saint of nerds. So what if he's just a stand-in for the character?

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QUOTE (jefftheworld @ Oct 27 2007, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How can you hate someone who barely exists. Gordan Freeman doesn't speak, is never seen (in-game at least) and the only actions he ever makes are those of the person playing the game. Making fun of Gordan Freeman would be like making fun of yourself.


That is the only criticism that makes sense for Gordon Freeman. He has no personality because he never acts independently. I think one of the advantages to this is that it lets you feel more like YOU are the hero in the game and not just posing as someone else, not that there's anything wrong with that. But since Freeman has no personality, it gives the player the freedom to express their own personality without the possibility of being subconsciously affected by the character. I guess it also puts a new level of symbolism to the name "Freeman".

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Gordon Freeman for president, he has said more smart things than the current one that is for sure.
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QUOTE (Econojon @ Oct 28 2007, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


tis you?

to the thread i must say freeman is a great character with melancholical touches due to the fact that he does
not talk, he has no personality, no identity for us players to relate to,
so my question is, who is gordon freeman? he technically is a nobody, nothing.
to the players he is two arms holding weapons....
irl he is ofcourse a pixel guy.... but in the story, a scientist (mad?)
that got caught up in a great mishap, where aliens came to earth, he kills them...

where does this scientist learn to kill aliens?

does the fact that he has to (is able to) kill these aliens under extreme circumstances lead him to psychological mishaps... does he for this reason not talk??

a man hiding in his protection suit, behind his specs...... no "real man" that kills aliens...but a weak man (rational man) suppressing his fears over these aliens by aggression?
giving him horrors for life? sleepless nights? bad depressions? and isolating himself by not talking...

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Umm, you don't learn to kill. You pull the trigger and hope to sweet baby Jesus bullets go through aliens. Also Lupin, I think you read into a little bit much. icon_smile.gif


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