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").
on May 26th, 2013
This review may contain spoilers
The music blares, the combine come in packs of hundreds, the rockets fly, the colors dazzle, the antlions come from nowhere, and you fall through the floor into a pool of water again and again and again.
This mod is so bad that it's good.
Game Review on May 20th, 2013
I got this with the Humble Indie Bundle V and had no idea how amazing it was until I got into playing it.
An incredible story set in an unique environment and bursting was creativity in every corner. This is a game that doesn't slow down.
As for the gameplay, though, it was nice to have many weapons to vary the battling, but still the customization is way too advanced for the length of the game. I maybe only used 3-5% of all the available tools during my first time playing through. Some creatures like that dragon that popped up under you were annoying and hard to defeat.
But all together this was an amazing piece of art that immersed my senses in its tale, including emotionally.
Mod Review on May 14th, 2013 - 1 person agrees
Set in the HL2 universe, this is a typical combine killer mod. It is pretty difficult in some places.
Generic mapping, although pretty good, hoards of non-stop enemies, not much of a story, no good puzzles, but still fun enough.
Mod Review on May 6th, 2013
Map design: Excellent
Voices and humor: Excellent
Use of custom content: Excellent, even though there wasn't too much new. It was good that the original Portal feel was kept.
It was so tempting to find spoilers for some of the puzzles, but I managed to do them all without cheating. It took forever. I almost never do that for puzzle games/mods but this was well made and it was worth it.
I normally don't give 10 to puzzle-only mods but I honestly can't find any reason to complain about this. :/
Mod Review on May 1st, 2013
I was harsh on this mod the first time because I don't think I understood it. Then with the Steam release I tried it again with much better results.
This game is the very definition of action, laid out over several humongous citadel-like maps with amazing complexity and detail. Every step proves to be a challenge in combat and puzzle solving, but nevertheless extremely fun and immersive.
The story is actually pretty interesting and I paid close attention to it, hiding from the enemy sometimes just to read the text.
The work is amazing, especially considering there's practically no custom textures/models/sounds to awe the player and distract them from the original Half-Life 2 atmosphere.
Overall, MINERVA is a very good gaming experience.
Mod Review on Apr 23rd, 2013
This mod took me a while to finish, mostly because I quit a few times due to lag and crashes on the huge maps. My PC doesn't like maps that big even though they are becoming more common in recent mods. Also, I was a little frustrated at first by the lack of direction (even though I sucked it up and did it anyway). Once I figured out its gameplay style it went easier.
This mod is classic. I loved the detail put into this complete conversion, the sound effects, the models, the textures, etc. Yes, some of it reminds me of Penumbra but that's not a bad thing at all. Also I liked how it was creepy, but not at all in a makes-you-jump way, but like a slow build up of strange events as the player learns the story. In the end I was confused and amazed. That's how I feel at the end of a lot of horror games/mods which is good.
And to think that this was mostly done by a single person... wow!
Mod Review on Jan 13th, 2013
Design was good, the puzzles were okay I guess, but there was no in-game explaination of anything. The default controls were terrible. I didn't like the new music much, and it was short. I still had no idea what was going on. But it's just a demo so whatever. :/
Mod Review on Jan 4th, 2013
It is exactly what it says it is. It's a remake of the Uplink demo using Source (Black Mesa). It's short and sweet and not very much was really different from the original.
Mod Review on Dec 1st, 2012 - 1 person doesn't
Music, puzzles, design, voices, story, they are all great.
Ok, some of the puzzles may be a little easy, but that's not what is most important to me. This mod is very enjoyable and I was left at the end of episode 2 badly wanting to know what happened next.