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FREEMAN'S MIND: EPISODE 68

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I wondered for years what the last episode would be like, and here it is. My favorite part was the credits, because of the technical stuff.

 

I have nothing to say but good job, Ross.

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What a finale, especially the hidden ending.

 

Loved the technical bits and comments, too. What game was it again? ;)

 

I'll keep hoping for FM2, the setting alone makes for more socialist jokes than I can imagine...

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Hello!

 

I don't want to search now who and when asked for recording Ross recording last lines for Freeman's Mind... I just want to say I did what I could and it's nothing impressive (in terms of MY recording technique) and maybe it will see the light of the day ;p I had to work incognito....

 

Thank you!

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Wow, it's been a long time coming, but all things considered, a satisfying conclusion in my eyes. Can't wait to see what Ross has in store next after his r&r

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I think it would be awesome to see what Ross is gonna do now that Freeman's Mind is over. Like the other FM fans I would love to see a "sequel" to it done in Half-Life 2 but I think as burned out as Ross is on it atm it would be a wise idea to take a break from it.

 

what game is this.

Darude - Sandstorm

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gotta agree with RandomGuy on this one. This whole series Freeman has been bumbling around trying to save his own skin. I was hoping Freeman would finally have an 'I have to save the earth!" epiphany, but it was just more of the same. Though 'the same' is still very good, I think there was a real missed opportunity for a change in Freeman's character and an even more dramatic finale.

While I added a lot of flavor, like egomania and paranoia, my thoughts on Half-Life, Xen, etc. mostly mirror what I thought when I first played it. I feel like so many people look backwards through a lens on what Half-Life with the benefit of lots of extra information. I haven't read much additional lore, I haven't read "raising the bar", I'm going by JUST what the game gives me, and it's not all that much. How does Freeman know he's really saving the world? The scientists have been wrong before. Can he even get back? The ending is just bizarre, abrupt, anti-climactic, not some victory moment aside from killing a large creature. Evem Randomguy said before that he didn't fully understand what was going on the first time he played. That's exactly what I wanted to stick with.

 

(who would think that the G-Man is just a regular CIA agent?)
Well he refers to government property, implying that he already has knowlege. Besides the vibe he gives off, "g-man" is a term way older than Half-Life.

 

I wasn't really expecting him to suddenly want to save the world. I just expected him to change his demeanor a bit as he grasped the situation.
There just wasn't enough time, I definitely would have said more, but I had to cherry pick what I wanted to say most given my time gaps.

 

Overall, I think it'd take a lot to actually mess with him, if anything can at all. In a way, you can say his lack of empathy or surprise is what makes him so good at killing aliens.
I had this thought from the beginning, believe it or not. I realized someone paranoid with some psychopathic tendencies might actually be able to survive that situation better than a well adjusted person.

 

That brings me to point two: I would pay cold, hard cash to have this continue into HL2. I'm not joking here. I don't care how you do it, launch a Kickstarter with no prizes whatsoever except cans of beans, set up a Patreon where people get a video plus a smack in the face per month, whatever you need to do.
My answer to the HL2 question is complicated, that's partly why I'm saving it for the video. It's not really a yes / no thing for me, more like a combination lock.

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I realized someone paranoid with some psychopathic tendencies might actually be able to survive that situation better than a well adjusted person.

 

Owls can't read your thoughts, Freeman. You're just being paranoid.

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I realized someone paranoid with some psychopathic tendencies might actually be able to survive that situation better than a well adjusted person.

 

Owls can't read your thoughts, Freeman. You're just being paranoid.

 

There isn't a race of anthropomorphic frog people living in the sewers Freeman, you're just being paranoid

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That brings me to point two: I would pay cold, hard cash to have this continue into HL2. I'm not joking here. I don't care how you do it, launch a Kickstarter with no prizes whatsoever except cans of beans, set up a Patreon where people get a video plus a smack in the face per month, whatever you need to do.
My answer to the HL2 question is complicated, that's partly why I'm saving it for the video. It's not really a yes / no thing for me, more like a combination lock.

 

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Just finished my binge rewatch of the FM Series. It was every bit as epic and funny as I remembered it. BTW, did you know that the original episodes which are on Machinima have over a million views each?!

 

That aside, probably my top favorite from the whole series would have to be Ep 47-48. The writing was so random and yet addictingly logical. The reason I like it the most, though is because of Eddy. I wonder what happened to him. Maybe one of his kids/grandkids is carrying on the family business as a supplier to the rebels in City 17? That would be awesome.

 

It was around that time also I feel like the writing really started to pick up, something that carried to the very end.

 

Jokes aside, I wanted to comment on your quote:

 

While I added a lot of flavor, like egomania and paranoia, my thoughts on Half-Life, Xen, etc. mostly mirror what I thought when I first played it. I feel like so many people look backwards through a lens on what Half-Life with the benefit of lots of extra information. I haven't read much additional lore, I haven't read "raising the bar", I'm going by JUST what the game gives me, and it's not all that much. How does Freeman know he's really saving the world? The scientists have been wrong before. Can he even get back? The ending is just bizarre, abrupt, anti-climactic, not some victory moment aside from killing a large creature. Evem Randomguy said before that he didn't fully understand what was going on the first time he played. That's exactly what I wanted to stick with.

 

I don't know if others feel this way, but that was one of the big things I liked about Freeman's Mind when I first started watching it. He took many of the same wrong routes I did when playing the game and had many of the same questions. Similar to Freeman, when I got to the Lambda complex, I was thinking, "I just want to go home". Here I was at the place everyone had pointed me towards, and inside it turned out no more safe than any other place I had been. Thanks for keeping the future knowledge out of the series. It really helps immerse the audience into the experience, and the small bit of outside world and backstory for Freeman you introduced (petty thief, general office dominator, Eddie). While some of the other people that do mind series like to break the fourth wall, your sticking to your guns and fighting it out like it was a real life scenario made it so much more fun to watch. I mean, in real life, who would take leaps over pits of toxic waste when the catwalk was collapsing without first looking for alternatives? Even when reality itself betrayed him, the One Free Man kept his cool while losing his mind.

 

I have loved every moment of this series.

 

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techdude

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My answer to the HL2 question is complicated, that's partly why I'm saving it for the video. It's not really a yes / no thing for me, more like a combination lock.

 

Get Notch to pay you an exorbitant fee

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My answer to the HL2 question is complicated, that's partly why I'm saving it for the video. It's not really a yes / no thing for me, more like a combination lock.

 

Get Notch to pay you an exorbitant fee

Oh... wow! I've been having thoughts loosely connected to this idea above. But it's still pretty far going. This is a time of a new era and ... I don't even know what to write more...

 

I'd been hearing so much Freeman for about straight two months before Christmas that I'm quite happy it's finished :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: Ross can be really, REALLY, REALLy loud. Like it's a freaking opera, but singers shout and scream (and curse) instead of singing :D

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HL Princess I think Ross may be happy that Freemans adventures in Black Mesa but I think something may be burning inside for him to come back to Freemans Mind soon enough.....

Since I think Ross and Gordon know this one thing: The Mind is a Terrible thing to Taste!

 

 

Listeners Discretion is advised here!.........Unless you want to end up a big ole pile of them bones (Ross will get that reference easily)

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