He is also invincible in HL1 where you can kill your allies too, so I guess there is a reason for that.
Not to mention the story revolves around him pretty much.
By the way, how is Gordon able to kill millions of Combine without sleep? There's no resting point in HL1 or HL2 or any Half-Life game in that matter.
I'm not saying that Gordon should sleep because he has millions of Combine to kill, just wondering.
It's night time at both Ravenholm and Nova Prospekt so it is 3 days minimum without including the teleport.
As for staying awake? Freeman is drugged up on morphine and god knows what else. Poor guy.
I think he kind of slept 'off screen' in the mine straight after Ravenholm, since it's night when you go in and day when you come out.
Unless time in game is a lot faster than the 'canon' time. Similar thing in Portal 2 when Wheatley says they have been doing something for 12 hours.
It doesn't seem like any of those would make much sense really, unless it was all 3.
That would mean what happens in the game, isn't what actually happens.
In Counter-Strike: Source, attempts to join one specific server causes the game to crash.
My mind just goes "FUCK YOU!"
So, really what you are doing is playing through a 'summary' of Gordons adventures, where small things, such as pausing for a breath, are left out.
He may have also spent quite some time in between Ravenholm, the mines then to the train yard until it was morning.
Father Grigori's madness, the poor guy was probably looked up to by the whole town, and he's had to gun them all down, his congregation came looking to him for peace, and killing them was the best way.
It's also possible that Grigori was the crazy old priest who lived alone in the old church and spoke his sermons every Sunday to an absent crowd. He may have been the kind of character who was paranoid about God's love for humanity and was expecting an apocalypse. So, he ended up being the most prepared for the headcrab shelling of Ravenholm. By the time Gordon arrives, he has made a system of zombie extermination, and feels he is doing God's work as a man of faith to drive back the demons with his thousands of rounds of Winchester ammunition.
I think this makes sense because all citizens who were processed were sent to the Cities. Ravenholm was destroyed by headcrab infestation, and the number of zombies about lend evidence to the townsfolk's zombification before they could be processed.
So, Ravenholm's destruction might have been part of a shock & awe campaign by the Combine. We know they killed off a lot of humanity, and rounded up the rest. Seems like the ground forces didn't bother trying to occupy the town, and just shelled it instead.
Thus, the first experience the town would have had with the Combine and other otherworldly events after the Cascade would have been headcrab invasion. To Grigori, it'd be like a purge sent by God, and in his mind, surviving the plague and cleansing the Earth was the way to please the Lord.
I can imagine him boarding up the church windows and getting Annabelle out of her box, rustling around for the ammunition in the basement while he mumbles to himself how he was right all along, and how the sinners will pay, laughing while the townsfolk's screams fill the night.
We all know Breen didn't know of Ravenholm 'till a certain concerned citizen showed him pics of how beautiful life in Ravenholm was.
There was a fanmade Concerned 2 taking place in the events of Episode 1, but it ended after Urban Idiot.
Are you guys seriously debating this? It's a game.