Piece of advice, first play this game, then you get yourself an opinion about it.
Like the title said, with an "manual save option" like HL2 has, this game would be great, second only to HL2 IMHO.
If you like FPS, this game is definitely for you. The storyline is merely a filler between the episodes of the game, but you'll enjoy a few seconds of rest before you get back to the intense thrilling action of next level.
For me, even on easy level, it took me 7-8 hours to complete. If you fail at certain point, you will have to progress from your last autosave point, but you have to finish the level because you can not save these autosave points… Read more