I am The Evina. I do a little bit of everything from making maps for Cry of Fear and Source games to writing fiction novels to programming and web design and many other things. I like to review Source mods. A perfect 10 is reserved for mods that blow my mind. This is a list of mods I have contributed to: G String (voice acting [announcer]), Aperture Beginnings (voice acting [announcer]), Cry of Fear (creator of the custom campaign "The Hole").

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10 Review

Mod Review on Aug 15th, 2015

Great job! This stunning piece of work certainly deserves to be part of the Portal/Half-Life canon.

Everything from the voice acting (Sydtangen was excellent as always), the music, the mapping, the puzzles, and the unique story are top notch.

I can see that every detail was painstakingly designed to fit in with the Portal 2 style while adding its own set of new characters and places.

Sure, the puzzles are very hard, and on a couple occasions the solution made me feel stupid instead of smart like it usually does, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a spectacular mod.

Once again, thank you for your hard work. I will definitely play this again.

Silent Hill: Alchemilla
8 Review

Mod Review on Jun 27th, 2015 - 1 person agrees

It's a beautiful mod with excellent map design, music, and atmosphere. However, it disappoints in a few ways. There were no real monsters to fight or run from, the puzzles were repetitive (key and door), and the finale was anticlimactic.

Rabbit Hole
7 Review

Mod Review on Jan 5th, 2015

The design was good and the gameplay was fun for the most part.

But it did suffer from some of the common problems: wearisome waves of enemies and repeated generic props like boxes which I was constantly hacking through.

Also I got lost a few times and had to noclip to get through once I gave up going around in circles. There's not a very obvious sense of direction, especially near the end with all those doors and tunnels.

Good job, though.

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
8 Review

Game Review on Sep 25th, 2014

No review provided

The Masked Prisoner
9 Review

Mod Review on Sep 5th, 2014
This review may contain spoilers

Short but really fun.

The design was excellent (for most of the maps), especially the outdoor areas. The choreography was brilliant. The voice acting was superb, especially with Alyx at the end. Well done.

However, there was one big problem that made me cringe: The lighting in indoor places had no apparent source. A few light models would have made sense but instead there are just glowing spots on the wall. Another small gripe was the flat shapes inside the combine facility. After studying Citadel design I learned it's more complicated than I originally thought. Square empty halls don't make any sense.

Fix that in the next patch and you'll be just about perfect.

9 Review

Mod Review on Sep 5th, 2014 - 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

Brief but beautiful. This is exactly the kind of mod I love.

That's all. Now I just need to make the review 150 characters long for ModDB's stupid new rule.

8 Review

Mod Review on Sep 3rd, 2014

This mod was pretty good.

The visuals were decent, but after some time I noticed that there were lots of similar areas, similar scares, similar sounds, and similar puzzles. It became kind of boring. There were lots of empty rooms. Then it ended abruptly.

Though I do like Oliver's ability to drive without touching the steering wheel...

Resourceful Protagonist
8 Review

Mod Review on Feb 28th, 2014

It was fun and well designed. The details and atmosphere were good, but in some places a bunch of boxes, bottles, and other crap were placed unnecessarily. This lags my PC when there's too many of them. Also, I felt it was kind of easy, but that may be because I normally examine every nook and cranny before doing anything.

The Stanley Parable
8 Review

Game Review on Dec 16th, 2013

I think I got most of the endings. There were only a few more apart from the original that I found, even after spending all day on it looking for more. It's very interesting for an hour or two, but the $12 I paid (and full price $15?) seems like a lot to ask for what the game offers. I had higher expectations. Maybe it's because I was desensitized to some dialogue after remembering it from the mod. I wish I could find more endings because I feel like I'm missing so much. It looks like there's a lot there, a lot everywhere, when most of the time there's nothing important there. So many buttons and props that have nothing to do with the story but are there to troll you. I did that input puzzle until I reached the buttons room and I still don't know what that's all about. And I wish there was at least some filtering on the shadows so they wouldn't have such jagged edges. But overall this is a decent game. Just don't expect it to behave like a regular game.

(I think my favorite part is when the narrator took me to "someone else's game". That part really surprised me.)

Thomas Was Alone
8 Review

Game Review on Nov 3rd, 2013

Thomas Was Alone is a very interesting game. It's about performing simple puzzles with quadrilateral blocks. No, that's not the interesting part. The blocks have personalities and feelings and backstories. Through the narration of this fascinating story a rather simple generic game is brought to life in ways that surprised me. The music was excellent as well and definitely helped the atmosphere. My only complaints would be how some puzzles were overly simple while others, especially in the last chapter, were a bit tedious. In fact, the last chapter shouldn't even be in this game. The ending would make a lot more sense without it. But this game was still an enjoyable experience.

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