I think it will be next to impossible for Half-Life 3 to live up to the insurmountable amount of hype that surrounds this series. That being said I have crazy amounts of confidence in Valve, and trust that they will treat "the holy grail" of PC gaming with the respect it deserves. One things for certain I will buy it and play it no mater if its good or bad. Long live the one Freeman! Wow that was a bit dramatic.