LambdaGeneration
POLL: What's your favorite Overwatch Unit in the Half Life series?
https://www.strawpoll.me/45505464

All the Combine units are really cool imo so I'd love to hear your personal reasonings as to why that combine is your favorite in the comments!

POLL: What's your favorite Overwatch Unit in the Half Life series? strawpoll.me/45505464 All the Combine units are really cool imo so I'd love to hear your personal reasonings as to why that combine is your favorite in the comments!

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combine6
cmb4
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Leevee
Leevee
Jul 19

i love how fast, professional and just cold and lifeless the elites are. wish they were in half life alyx tbh

Elephants Doing Crack

Yeah I completely agree with you. But, there are some dialogue moments where it is almost creepy how casually talkative they are when they call out Alyx's name. That is fascinating. But then there are parts like the strider kick joke that didn't make me laugh and make me say "What?" So I agree, I thought the coldest voice was better personally. But I do like them both.

Lemon
Lemon
Jul 19

Mine are probably the grunts. All their animations are top-notch and satisfying to look at and I really like their baggy suits and less professional demeanor ("Overwatch says stop kicking it."). They're also really fun to fight against, whether that's running up close and blasting them in the face with a shotgun or hitting a perfect shot on their propane tank and seeing them panic before them and their buddies get blown up. It never gets old.

λlex

Bad Cop!

crowbar-crazy

Personally, I like the grunts. They’re the most human out of all the Overwatch soldiers, and feel super realistic. I think they have some of the best lines, like when you kill them and you get a short “I’m sorry,” but the “Stop kicking it” line is still my favorite line in Half-Life:Alyx

Wiissoppii7

I really like the Metrocops' design. The glowing eyes of other combine look awesome, but the dead, dark leer that those guys give you can be chilling sometimes too. I also like the tighter fitting clothes better.

Lemon
Lemon
Jul 20

Yeah I really agree with you there, it also helps that they probably have the most iconic design out of all the combine, thanks to being everywhere in the intro chapters and showing up in promotional material.

Tehcooler
Tehcooler
Jul 20

The cremator

Lemon
Lemon
Jul 20

Never forget 😔

Elephants Doing Crack

The Ordinals sound so fucking cool. Something about it is awesome to me, maybe how they sound crickety or something.

WiktorTheCat

Charger

siba
siba
Jul 20

Cannot turn down the Ordinal. The general premise of the unit really adds to how you think the Combine work. In HL2, all there was were the soldiers, shotgunners and elites. The squads weren't as diverse as they are in HLA and to see that Valve thought of the Ordinal in terms of design and voice, to put it simply, I just love it.

Lemon
Lemon
Jul 20

Yeah, in half life 2 it feels like you're mowing down waves and waves of whatever combine forces they have to throw at you. Meanwhile in HL:A the fights are way more slow paced and tactical, so it really does feel like you're fighting against a squad, all working together to snuff you out in the most efficient way possible. Ordinals were usually the combine I prioritised first because of their ability to spawn manhacks. I hate manhacks.