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Mod Review on Sep 16th, 2012
I guess this is a mod which it was a classic even before it was released.
Saying that, this mod overpassed my expectatives a million percent. Actually when i played it it amused me and shocked me from the very beggining, i mean just the sttuning views and the hugeness of BM is very very consistent in here, also is full of fine details and tons of exploration.
This mod is like if the valve team would have remake the original HL1 in Source!, yep, is that good, and yet is still a modification which has its own unique taste that every mod has which also make BM very especial.
Being into this Black Mesa source was like being in Aperture Sciense in Portal, i mean the details are there so neat and glorious details that are so appreciated into a mod. the models are just sweet and magnificently done, the scientist team, the security perssonel, the soldiers, the xeninans, the M1A1 Abrahams Tank, the Humevees, the Apache, the Ospreys, the mounted guns, the whole weponery stick as the original game, and even improoved, like the RPG which in my opinion was really heavy slow and annoying to use in the original HL1…
Now the ennemies are just great, for the first time ever i felt threatened by the cute Houndeyes, the tentacle part and the surface tenssion, the Gargantua, the rail section and the awsome launching rocket section, the whole big Lambda experiments are there all of them in shining great Source.
It seems that one great asset of the developing graph engines of valve, is that they can be developed up to unimaginable levels of creativity, i mean just look at Cry of Fear and then this Black Mesa Release, almost feel as stand alone releases, just because of the great job doing on the engines by the teams. And then the great sttuning voice acting is just worthy of all applauses, there are even many achivements in this mod you can enjoy getting.
The combat is really cool, a great challenging and realistic combat all the way you go against xeninans is just perfect
Game Review on Sep 3rd, 2012 - 2 people agree
This is a really good appreciated mod, because it's build with a simple but precise layout, the locations are great and transmit one powerful environment when we playing it, as when we found ourselves in Dark forest, thats a very inmersive part.
I loved to start in City 17, and proceed outside of there.
Overall this mod has great scenarios and the combat is allways entretaining, maybe the puzzles are not too much hectic or difficult but is great for me to have those simple but nice puzzles.
The last part is well done but i feel the devlopers wanted to depend quite a lot on the cutscenes to transmit the context, in my opinion that's better if the player actually makes those situations happen and doesn't depend that much on the cutscenes...,
This is a mod you definitely try, as i think we found less and less mods of this kind, so go on and try it!
This seems to have an open possibilty to continue, so i hope if there's another part would be great and entretaining as this one.
Mod Review on Aug 7th, 2012 - 1 person doesn't
Cool initiative in here, but maybe way too ambitous, i reach the end at the lighthouse but i think i missed that shootgun, the paths were confusive at the end, also the last sequence of the end was confusive, i don't really know idf i complete the mod succesfuly, the last thing i did on that mod was to remain freezed moveless and nothing else happened, maybe a dead end??.
It was nice junction of new models, but they should fix their sounds they should sound by their own, i hated that stupid sounds of the Combine, in those cool human freaks, the new hedcrab models were just lovely.
I hope the guys develope more chapters, and fix it propperly, if they did 3 maps, sure they can build more....., and add some story, the mapping is ok, also the new weaponery fits great.
Allways is nice to see Lovecraft as an inspiration for a mod.
on Aug 7th, 2012
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Iguess this is a cool wierd funky map, perfect to play it latter when u want something to play, the last part in an arena style combat was nice, overall just funky cool map.
Mod Review on Aug 2nd, 2012
I think this will be better once is just completed, is good so far, but i guess it would be better the mod explain better the whole context, because the story plot is kind of ambitious, so i think that is essencial to improve the whole work as a propper mod.
The mapping is ok, but maybe the developers could enhace the color issue in order to make it brighter, and less darky.
The battles against the cMB wwere also good especially in the main arena in chapter 2.
Overall this felt really cut-off, and i think it's better to wait for see this complete.
Mod Review on Jul 26th, 2012 - 1 person agrees
Pretty cool, mod, is amazing it's from 2003!, tough didn't have the weapons that the screenshoots in here shows, maybe that's an extra add-on the developer has in his HL1 verssion.
The "Black Aien" was really cool and the combat allways was pretty intense and fun, also the layout of the maps.
Is kind of strange mod as u see many wierd scenes like those ladys in the dressing room. But anyway overall this is a fun entretaining mod any mod lover should play.
Mod Review on Jul 11th, 2012
This is a good mod, a strange but cool mix between Dopusk31 mod some Ispiliatel mod touches also, and a bit of Paranoia mod also.
As any other HL1 russian mod, this feels pretty east europe, is actually interesting how HL1 mods developed into russian or east european environments feels like you are actually in there, i mean in russia not in the weast side at all!, That's actually really cool and i like the whole environment of this mod.
The new weaponery is definitely a superb plus for me and i loved the AK47 and the RPG.
And well, the main shborfalls of this mod came in matter of some void areas where u found too few ennemys and well more xenian ennemys are missed, the hardcore zombie is really cool, but it felt quite repetitive, i'd love to see some normal zombies and vortigaunts. Also some parts are a little bit darkened but overall the lights of the textures are great and is just a well ballance of lights.
Exploring in this mod is esential and is very fun, you will found some "surprises" along the way, please be advise u have to active "noclip" in order to find some of those "surprises" or "little secrets", this mod has.
Overall and in conclussion a great mod you have to PLAY NOW, and well for me it felt like if this would have been the sadly lost Ispiliatel3 mod, also another russian title. ok so go on and play it!
Mod Review on Apr 27th, 2012
Great the better of the "ressidual" mods, is a very classic nostaligc style and u should give this a try.
Mod Review on Apr 26th, 2012
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