That's totally what it is and this is basically my style as well. I approached every section slowly and often reloaded sections because, well, they were a lot of fun. A good friend of mine would disagree with me as he would claim that reloading, replaying parts, or just moving slowly just breaks the flow of the game. It makes sense and sometimes I prefer to speedrun though games but not most of the time. HL2 and its episodes have so many little details that are fun to pay attention to (for example the medical vocabulary of the overwatch or the eastern European architecture) and versatile combat situations that can be replayed in a variety of ways so I always liked playing it slowly and thoroughly.