8

What was the time it took Gordon to get from the beginning of the story (anomalous materials facility of Black Mesa) to the Nihilanth? I believe he arrived in the morning but I don't recall walking around outside during night. Was it just another day at the office?

  • See qntm.org/hl – b_jonas May 5 '12 at 22:25
  • @b_jonas: Looks interesting. Why not extending your comment into a proper answer? – bitmask May 6 '12 at 0:09
  • I don't know enough about the half-life universe, so I'd rather not try to interpret the sources and give an answer. Sorry. – b_jonas May 6 '12 at 17:22
  • Here's another link that may be of interest: members.shaw.ca/halflifestory – challen May 8 '12 at 0:19
9

I believe the game takes place over a span of two days.

When Gordon goes outside past the rocket pit in chapter 8 (On a Rail), it is dark out:

Rocket pit outside

In the next chapter Gordon is captured by the assassins. I would guess he was out for multiple hours, which is why it's light outside when he escapes:

Rocket pit outside

Gordon then goes on to work through the facility some more, to the scientists, and then to Xen, all of which probably doesn't take more than a day.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.