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12 comments by jjawinte on Jun 25th, 2010

It's no secret that I'm a serious HL2 fan in all respects. There was a bit of a dry spell in the HL2 mod scene a little while back, so in the interest of waiting out some new releases, I decided to dig through some of my faves and play a game or two I hadn't indulged in in some time.

First I gave PainKiller a run ( Awesome audio and soundtrack ), but got bored with it quite quickly and moved on to FEAR. Again, a great game with some terrific play and atmosphere, but It too failed to satisfy what I was looking for. I realized I was really looking for a good free roam sandbox, and with the amazing looking mod work from Artistpavel and crew, it had to be SOC !

Loved the game ( as buggy as it was ) from the beginning, but with the " Stalker Complete 2012 " mod, the numerous enhancements created a whole new experience and I was hooked all over again. Absolutely fantastic mod ! After spending quite some time playing and completing it, I went straight to SOC CS and the " Clear Sky Complete " mod ( again, utterly fantastic ). Incredible cinematic enhancements created an amazingly immersive atmosphere in both mods , but the refined game sounds, custom music, game play tweaks and added features were the icing on the overall game play cake. Took my time playing this one too !

Now don't get me wrong, I insist on staying true to the HL2 universe and storyline and also realize the limitations facing Source, but I believe some cues taken from these enhancements could take the HL2 experience to a whole new level. I'm not suggesting a massive rework of the Hl2 modding scene, but to have some of these features introduced into it could take it in an awesome new direction !

Some ideas to entertain : The ability to more actively interact with NPC's
                                      : The simple ability to drop weapons you don't want
                                      : Larger sandbox style maps for exercising more strategic attacks
                                      : Ability to earn suit and weapon upgrades 
                                      : More powerful variations of weapons ( shotguns,and pistols i.e. )
                                      : iron sights of course ( And SMOD style scopes )
                                      : Night vision
                                      : Information from NPC's about important cashes 
                                      : The ability to to save med-kits for later use 
                                      : perhaps even side quests to earn some of the aforementioned
                                      : more custom tracks

Now these are just a few thoughts thrown out here ( and I know a few have been done to one extent or another in some mods), but it's just some food for thought that I view as far from impossible. How about some thoughts on this ?

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fdslk
fdslk Jan 2 2014, 4:53pm says:

Happy New year man! Hope everything is going fine with you :D

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[TZP]Scavenger
[TZP]Scavenger Feb 27 2013, 6:44am says:

Hey jjaw, if youre still interested in G.W.D.T., Iam continuing the developement. So be sure to check the upcoming updates!

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Jan 20 2013, 2:44pm says:

Hey man, happy last new year.
Long time no see, still alive and kickin'?
Hope you're well!

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jjawinte
jjawinte Feb 4 2013, 7:06pm replied:

Thank you Raven. Hell yeah man, still kickin' !

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Feb 10 2013, 9:07am replied:

Fantastic to hear jja! :)

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neahc
neahc Nov 15 2012, 2:56am says:

how ure doing dude?ure still alive?

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jjawinte
jjawinte Nov 15 2012, 9:44pm replied:

Sup there neahc ( and everyone else too ) ? Oh yeah man, still kickin'. Been a lot of life/career changes and free time has been a luxury this past year. Still poppin' in when I can though.

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jjawinte
jjawinte Sep 27 2012, 1:44am says:

How can summer be over all ready ? Time has just been Flying ! Hope you all had a great one.

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Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar Oct 8 2012, 12:40pm replied:

I probably did, it flew over to fast. =)

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jjawinte
jjawinte Jul 21 2012, 1:20am says:

Still alive people ! Hope your all doin great !

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