Half-Life: Alyx’s solely melon can’t be eaten with out cheats

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Arduous to imaging worse issues to eat whereas in VR. Do you really need sticky fingers clutching your index controllers, melon juice splashing over your costly electronics? It’s most likely for the perfect, then, that the one watermelon in Half-Life: Alyx is inconceivable to seek out in regular play – a candy, tantalising snack tucked away just for these courageous sufficient to interrupt out the cheats.

As demonstrated by Half-Life YouTuber MarphitimusBlackimus (through Kotaku), Alyx’ sole watermelon may be discovered early on, close to the basement from which Alyx gawks out on the varied ankles of Metropolis 17. It’s inconceivable to view frequently, although. Solely by activating cheats and enabling noclip are you able to view the tasty fruit, flying via the window to rummage in a stranger’s buying bag.

However when in comparison with fruit of Half-Life previous, Alyx’ melon disappoints. Whereas it flaunts a higher-res texture, it doesn’t create satisfying melon gibs – merely vanishing in a puff of smoke when shot. Most legal of all, although, is that secrecy. Scarce as they have been, watermelons have been apparently a recurring secret in Half-Life 2 and HL2: Deathmatch. Huh.

In case you wished to, you possibly can most likely run a melon-centric speedrun of Half-Life 2 – ensuring to hit each detour in pursuit of a candy fruity snack. Truly, wanting on the recreation’s prolonged classes on speedrun.com, it doesn’t seem like that’s even been tried.

That’ll be me setting some world data after work.

I’m shocked that I didn’t know this was a factor. I’ve poured a whole lot – if not hundreds – of hours into Half-Life 2’s map recordsdata. Are you able to even name a smattering of props a pattern? Is that this merely an odd obsession from a HL2 fan? Most vital of all, although, the place are the starved, oppressed residents of Metropolis 17 discovering all this fruit – and why have they grown so in style within the time between Half-Life: Alyx and Gordon Freeman’s arrival 5 years later?

Sadly, there are not any melons in Half-Life 2’s episodes, nor briefly tech demo HL2: Misplaced Coast.

In fact, it’s onerous to inform how deliberate a homage Alyx’ elusive melon even is. This might fairly simply be a degree artist mucking about, placing groceries within the grocery bag whilst out-of-bounds partitions, flooring and gadgets flip invisible to optimise. Odd priorities, for certain.

However in case you do end up needing a lunch break throughout your VR expertise – properly, it’s an possibility.


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