I am slowly learning the tips and tricks to creating a great source mod. I tend to stick firmly to the worlds I am modding for. I mod only for Single Player games. I also offer consulting services to mod makers helping them to define gameplay for their mods. I am currently working with two different mod teams. Understand that I did not pimp myself out as being a know it all. People came to me and honestly wanted my opinion. Apparently it's worth something. Oh.. and I LOVE mapping!
Mod Review on Apr 1st, 2012 - 2 people agree
I agree with some others here.
There's nothing original at all going on in this mod. Basically they've re-created HL2 Episode 1 and simply re-arranged the elements.
Hell, they've even used the same puzzles which is really silly. What's the point in adding a puzzle that everyone knows the solution to? They've already completed these puzzles in HL2 Ep1. I get the feeling they added the puzzles just because they thought they should have puzzles in their mod but never bothered to sit down and actually think about creating anything new.
The score of 5 is for the mapping work. It looks good.
But all this good mapping work is utterly wasted on a lazy effort at gameplay.
What a shame...
Mod Review on Mar 22nd, 2012 - 3 people agree 3 people don't
OK. The 4 is for the mapping effort. The maps look good and the overall presentation is fantastic.
...what the hell were you thinking with the Antlions. This isn't fun. A constant stream of Antlions trying to kill you at all times is just plain annoying. They're always in the way. You never get a moment to look around or understand what you're supposed to be doing. I just ran around chaotically trying to find somewhere to go and never made it out of the first map.
Have Antlions come in waves or something but for goodness sake please allow the player a moment to breath...
Mod Review on Mar 21st, 2012
Nice map, simple but fun. Wayyyy too short...
Was very dissapointed when it ended so quickly.
Mod Review on Mar 21st, 2012 - 1 person agrees
Is stunning. The closest to an official expansion you could hope to find. These maps are good to look at, well designed / intuative and challenging.
I've played through them several times and I have a feeling I'll come back for more again.
Mod Review on Mar 15th, 2012
I'm reallt torn with mods like this because its so clear that a tonne of great work has been put into it. It looks good and for the most part plays well...
There's nothing new here at all unfortunatly. Like Precursor and other similar mods, this simply takes the same elements and puzzles you've already played through before, rearranges them and sets them all back down again.
The puzzles are simply recreations of puzzles youve seen before, the environments re recreations of mostly episode 1 maps and the firefights are all very similar.
Another thing about this mod that almost made me ditch it and not look back was the huge mount of strobing and flickering lights as the only source of light. Not fun at all!
But after all that I can't say dont play it because its all there, it all looks good and plays well. I just wish such. Huge amount of work and talent had been put into something more original...