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Half Life 2 Beta thread
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The Combine is more Alien.
The city is not Eastern-European, more New York. City 17 was even hinted at being New York throughout the early beta script.
The Combine pump their Atmosphere into Earth. The Skies are permanently night, and are a sickly green/black color.
Because of the terraforming, all humans wear gas-masks, environmental suits, even at home, and the Combine give barely enough Oxygen rations for their suits to survive. Many suffocate on the streets in their Combine-Issued enviornmental coffins.
The Overwatch are mutilated synths, not guys in suits.
Manhacks are controlled by a Combine-Issued video game, people don't know they are killing enemies of the Combine.
Breen is called the Consul, and it is revealed in the end the Consul is a literal puppet of the Advisors, he is cut and half and attached to a snake-like machine, he's half-man-half-mechanical worm.
The Combine issued a law early, that all birthed Children must be surendered to the Combine. All children are slave labor.
The Oceans are nearly drained, the Wasteland is the dried sediment of the Ocean, infested with Antlions. The few lakes of Ocean remaining are infested with Icthyosaurs and Leeches.
Ravenholm is a converted Combine crab factory, with a Gonarch latched to constraints, births crabs for shells.
Not even crows survive, all native fauna is gone, replaced with Xen fauna.
All flora is gone, replaced with Xen Flora.