Friday, January 14, 2011

Style - City 17

"Welcome. Welcome to City 17. You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of our finest remaining urban centers. I thought so much of City 17 that I elected to establish my administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I have been proud to call City 17 my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown - welcome to City 17. It's safer here. "
 ―Dr. Wallace Breen 

 Dr. Wallace Breen


Prior to the Seven Hour War, City 17 was a grand city.
Taken over by the Combine, before the story of Half Life 2, it became their main headquarters on Earth.
City 17 visually resembles a Eastern Europe harbor city featuring mostly that style of architecture-ism.
It features  styles dating from pre-World War II neoclassicism, post-war classical designs, Soviet modernism, and a mix of contemporary post-Sov design and modern EE design.

City 17 with the Citadel in the center.

The core of the city consisted predominately of wall-to-wall buildings, with blocks of clustered low-rises made out of a variety of old and new buildings.
 In addition to highways and city streets, City 17 included underground road tunnels that traveled beneath the city.

The ever-deadly Razor Train

 

43 comments:

  1. OMG I LOVE HALF LIFE :D !! (CS:S LOVE TOO :) ) I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GAME EVER AND HL2 HAVE A #1 PLACE IN MY TOP10 ! :D

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  2. I remember being astounded by the details and the giant screen broadcasting that message at the start of the game. It was awesome.

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  3. Haha thanks, still working on the article, blogger wouldn't let me upload large text :S

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  4. I remember how much fun this game was back then.. oh wait.. it's still that much fun. City 17 just got an unique style and ambiente.

    Keep on updating

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  5. Never really though of City 17 as being eastern european but it makes sense

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  6. Welcome back bro, will be following you

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  7. Why did they model him on Burt Reynolds?
    Hard to take seriously.

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  8. He does look like burt reynolds, seriously guys, haha.

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  9. Dude, Burt Reynolds is awesome.

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  10. I had no idea he was modeled after Burt Reynolds O.o

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  11. Haha he wasn't modeled after Burt Reynolds, but he sure does look like him.

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  12. makes me want to buy the game, but my computer doesn't have the right specs =(

    nice work on your blog though, definitely a follow

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  13. It's sad that Dr Wallace Breen voice actor died. He was one of the best voice actors!

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  14. every time i see your blog i miss playing half life

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  15. You should play it then! Its amazing, still after all these years.

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  16. I agree with the European vibe to the architecture. Because there are so many open stylized builds to the environment. This is what translate to better gameplay and experience.

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  17. You speak true words Tango, I really appreciate that.

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  18. Never played too many city building games, but I'll check it out!

    Don't forget to check and support often your local information hot-spot lifeformation.blogspot.com!

    I was also wondering if my blog could make it to your blog list.

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  19. nice blog, just subbed to it.

    Make sure to follow mine at thewatchfanatic.blogspot.com

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  20. he looks like some eastern country official which i can't recall at the moment...

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  21. @Bobby, lol this isn't a city build game. Its a fps!

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  22. Dude, I loved half-life. And owned at CS 1.6 and source!haha
    Check out my blog.

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  23. Half Life 2 is by far the greatest game franchise in history. The storylines are amazing and the graphics are super cool! The Orange Box is truly spectacular value! Really great blog by the way... it's very interesting. I'll definitely follow. If you have any time check out my poem blog too! Chao!

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  24. good to have you back man! i always loved the way the city was setup... had never seen anything like it at the time!!

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  25. I hate you! I started playing HL2 after seeing this blog. Good job, lol. There goes my free time once I get the expansions...

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  26. awesome stuff man, keep it up! following now.

    Follow me back at: http://linkisnotdead.blogspot.com/

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  27. ive never checked out HL, may have to though..nice stuff here

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  28. good post dude, a love this game

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  29. One of the reasons I loved this game was the setting! Good post!

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  31. pick up that can hahah awesome blog

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  32. I love half life, will always be a favorite of mine. Great post.

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  33. I still need to find time to finish this game. Last I played I was in Ravenholm.

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  34. I do love eastern European architecture.

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  35. I want to eat your face?

    Why is Ms Farhner mean?

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