I have always been a Half-Life fan and was both excited and sad about part 2 coming out. Excited because I knew it would be good, both the game and all the free content and modded games that would follow. But also sad, because I knew my PC would not be able to handle it and those things are not cheap. It worked barely on my old PC and I then bought it for the original XBOX and enjoyed the game, although there is no multi-player or Co-op nor Episodes One or Two and no other free content.
However, I have beaten it twice on the XBOX (Played half way through it on the old PC.) and enjoyed it. I even did a comprehensive game review for it with cover art. [link]
I am even thinking of saving up for a new PC. One that can play the game at it's peak performance and it's many free mods. It should not be no where near as expensive as it use to be and even cheaper if I build the thing my self. But then good internet is $50 a month at least and ehhh... I would write less...
Also this photo, as I understand it, is the model inside the game file and I borrowed it from the Half Life wiki site. Anyway, enjoy!