Since the release of Underhell Chapter One is in two days I want to talk about the Prologue.
Underhell Prologue is a Half-Life 2 Mod.
It's a First-Person-Shooter/Survival/Horror with a very, very, very great story.
What is Underhell?
Underhell is a First-Person-Survival-Horror-Shooter with an amazing story and charakters and indescribably epic music.
What do I need for Underhell?
Any Source Engine Game, Source SDK Base 2007
1.7 GHz Processor
1024 MB RAM
DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
Windows® Vista/7/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
What is it about in Underhell?
In Underhell you are going to play Jake Hawkfield.
Who moved into a nice House on a hill with his recently married wife.
But then she dies in the bathtub nobody realy knows how she died.
The indications point to suicide.
Jake falls apart and only his friend Frank is there to help him.
Where begins the mod?
The mod begins in Jakes house.
Frank calls Jake and wakes Jake up in his living room and says that he needs his help.
There are elite soldiers who have taken control of a hospital and all it's personnel.
Horror and action, how does that work?
UnderHell is split in 3 different ''zones''
First: The House - Each chapter has it's own version of The House, with different puzzles and things to discover. The House was the only real scary thing in this Mod but from the things I saw in Mxthes trailer I guess there are now scary things in the Chapter too. Being in The House is maybe the hardest thing for the players. After you know whats going on in The House. You will not enjoy your stay in The House.
Second: The Dreams - The Dreams are only accessible from the bed in the House, at night. If you dare to go in your bedroom. The Dreams are very twisted and weird (in a good way). The Dreams give you bits of information about the story to understand some future events better. The Dreams are also something new, you haven't seen something like that. Or maybe in your Dreams? Playing the Dreams was a indescibable experience. It was both awesome and weird. (In a good way.)
Third: The Chapters - The Chapters are the main things of the game. It includes the complete story to Underhell. If you're playing Underhell just to sit in the house then you're wrong Underhell is not a house simulator. Although it could be that. Because the house is so realistic, that even your own real house appears to be unreal against Jakes House.
How is the gameplay?
The gameplay in Underhell is very variable.
Once you is a sniper and must protect people.
Then you're suddenly a storm trooper and shalt kill everything that is in front of you.
Then again, a soldier who must save hostages.
Boom then a chase, chasing.
Or just do what you want.
As for example, kill all your team comrades with a rocket launcher.
What is special about Underhell?
First of all, the music.
As Underhell started, you got to listen to intense music immediately.
The music is following you, it is always with you and always fits.
I have never heard such good music in video games.
The second is the story.
Clearly there are dozens of first person shooter where you kill people and rescues hostages.
But Underhell shows you all again on it's own style.
As the third the story.
The prologue leaves you many questions, quesitons to consenting to reply.
Which shows that it is a good prologue.
Example, a prologue which tells you everything whats going to happen in the game...
Would you even play the game then?
I think you wouldn't because you have no reason to play it. Or because of the gameplay you would.
Well in Underhell you still would play it if they tell you everything about the story plots.
It's just so indescribably.
I don't believe in god. But I believe in Underhell that it's going to be a master pice and even a own game on steam.
I give Underhell 20/10 review points.