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").

Review RSS Feed Half Life 2: Deep Down
8 Review

Mod Review on Jun 20th, 2013

Ok, this mod wasn't perfect. I suppose the dialogue was ok, the puzzles were ok, and the mapping was ok. Some parts like the wide open rooms still remind me of my own mapping lol. Other parts were a lot better.

But it was good enough to keep me immersed enough and have fun.

What's with all the crates lying around anyway, even in random places in the mines?

Alyx didn't come to the final map so I don't really know what happens after I kill the advisor. I'm sure it's good though.

But despite all of the problems, some of them probably related to steampipe and not your fault, who doesn't like to smash through zombies with a car? That earned my respect.

You get an 8 from me.

Half Life 2: Daylight
7 Review

Mod Review on Jun 18th, 2013

This mod was okay. It's about my level of mapping skills now, maybe even a little better. The puzzles were interesting but sometimes hard to figure out. Other areas looked a little devoid of detail. Anyway, I didn't feel like there was too much of a story. Do Alyx and Dog at the end relate to your next mod?

tr1p
9 Review

Mod Review on Jun 11th, 2013

Just to let you know, this review does not consider difficulty. I saw how people remarked on how hard this was and I'm not all that good at fighting, despite this being the 75th Source mod I have finished (if my rough count is correct). I just switched on God mode and I still had a good time. Sorry but that's how I roll.

The mapping in this mod was excellent, even if the limitless hoards of enemies seemed a little unrealistic. It was Half-Life 2 style but with a unique twist that I really liked. I felt at home in it. It was also dark the whole way and looked very realistic like it was supposed to be at night. It's hard to explain how exactly. I'm sure the textures and shadows had something to do with it.

Also that classical music in the last map was a nice touch.

Assuming someone could survive your mod, it is a really enjoyable experience.

One Late Night
7 Review

Game Review on Jun 10th, 2013

I never managed to finish this game. Some of the puzzles were really hard, the monster was not all too scary, and the game lagged a lot all in this one small map.

But the map was well designed and the story was kind of interesting. I had some fun with it for a while.

Elevator: Source
8 Review

Mod Review on Jun 8th, 2013

I remember how fun to play this was. Beautiful mapping and lots of great humor were included.

Research and Development
10 Review

Mod Review on Jun 8th, 2013

The first time I saw this mod I wasn't very interested but it turned out to be fantastic. The mapping was great, the puzzles were amazing, there were subtle bits of humor in there, and I was having tons of fun playing it. This is a unique mod experience that nobody should miss out on. You get a well deserved 10.

Quietus
8 Review

Mod Review on Jun 6th, 2013

This mod would certainly have been incredible if it was finished. For the tiny size of the prologue the quality was outstanding.

Trapped - Descent Into Darkness
6 Review

Mod Review on Jun 6th, 2013

The atmosphere is great, and the puzzles are fun. That's was pretty fun.

But there are a lot of things that you could do to make this better. You see, there were so many bugs that I didn't really have the patience to not cheat.

Some places with silence could really use a soundscape.

The scales of textures caused lighting to be seen behind some walls.

One of the level transitions didn't work so I had to load the next map and give myself the crowbar and suit.

And as I was noclipping through something I think I saw a skybox box around your maps. Really? If you have leaks, just patch them up, use nodraw on faces that won't be seen, and it will help you a lot.

Spherical Nightmares
8 Review

Mod Review on May 31st, 2013

This mod was okay. The mapping was decent, in terms of scaling, textures, and details at least. It had some good action although some parts felt unbalanced. There was no explanation of anything. There was little direction of where to go next because the lighting always focused on insignificant parts and left important details in the dark. There was no default key to equip the gravity gun. The vents were way overused. Or maybe I'm just desensitized to HL2 mods now...

Dear Esther
7 Review

Game Review on May 29th, 2013

It is almost exactly like the old mod except with better graphics, but they were stunning graphics.

I got it with the HIB8. The game is maybe 2 hours long at max if you walk slowly.

I think the original price of $10 is way too high. This is more like a really fancy, empty movie. I wouldn't go to the theaters for that price if this was a movie.