Originally Posted by Gareth
There are a lot of references in HL2 that are from HL1. Having played both, I think you should give HL1 a quick go. It's not that you wouldn't be able to play HL2 if you've never played HL1, but it would mean certain things make more sense.
Otherwise, it could be a bit like watching the Star Wars movies the wrong way round.
It's too late
I finished HL2 last night. But I'm now playing the first one.
I know what you mean tho it happened with the alien series with me, I saw alien 3 then aliens then alien