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").
Mod Review on Jul 19th, 2012
This is a very interesting mod with a satisfying story for the events preceding Portal. I agree the voice acting wasn't the best and most of the test chambers were ridiculously difficult and not very rewarding. It took me half a year to find the strength to finish this mod. But the ending was nice, creative, unique, and fitting.
Game Review on Jul 19th, 2012
Dark, ominous, eerie, complex, quiet, creative, unique, amazing.
Mod Review on Jul 19th, 2012 - 2 people agree
This mod made me feel like playing Portal again, only with even more epicness. It is a great adventure with a variety of puzzles and an intriguing story. The quality in sound, music, models, as well as everything else, is astounding.
However, it is not without its flaws. There are still a few bugs that may become frustating, and some of the puzzles are very difficult to solve because of the lack of hints.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience that exceeded all of my first expectations when I began playing it.
Mod Review on Jul 18th, 2012
It was well designed and fun for its length.
Mod Review on Jul 17th, 2012
Good points: Good mapping, interesting and unique storyline, great cutscenes.
Bad Points: Voice acting was just okay. There could have been other models for the characters because I kept getting them confused with the ones from HL2. At one point it took me forever to figure out where to go.
Mod Review on Jun 20th, 2012
Extremely short and not all that scary. Seriously there were only a couple of monters in the whole thing. However, it was still fairly well designed for the GoldSRC engine.
Game Review on Jun 8th, 2012 - 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't
They were perfect in trying to achieve the perfect mood. With the lighting, art, music, camera effects, and everything else, it was amazing. They could make an area very beautiful or very disturbing and transition between those two very easily.
Very interesting and well written, better than most stories I see in a game. Sure not if everything was perfectly explained, but in horror games that is often the case and sometimes preferred.
The chase scenes made me feel stressed and kind of scared, but overall I thought the monsters were more like obstacles rather than fearful opponents. Their appearance was not very terrifying, and when they killed you then you would just be taken past that point or choose to go back to a previous save. If there was more of a consequence for being killed, even just a minor one, it would be much scarier. But regardless of whether it was scary, there is no doubt that the game is very dark and sometimes disturbing. I'm not complaining.
In conclusion, it was a very enjoyable experience for me.
Mod Review on May 30th, 2012
A great mod. I liked the new zombie trap ideas.
I was surprised at how hard it was even on easy. I think there may have been over a thousand zombies in the game, not even kidding, and it was longer in length than I thought. Also I don't think the sewer chapter fitted the theme very well.
Also because it wasn't updated when Steam broke the mods, I had to noclip through some areas that required Michael and I sort of just guessed what they were supposed to be saying.
Still, it was enjoyable.
Mod Review on May 15th, 2012 - 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't
Very well designed with regards to the textures and mapping. Not very long and there isn't much of a story.
Mod Review on Apr 12th, 2012
Underhell is a very unique experience with many genres put in one game. (Yes, it deserves to be called a game.) The suspense, confusion, adrenaline, and amazement that I felt cannot be duplicated by any other gaming experience. I was immersed in this incredible world from start to finish, which is surprisingly long. When you think the epicness will end you are always wrong. My expectations were shattered every step along the way, and I was taught how little I knew. I was even surprised by the emotion that it contained. The storyline was so deep and beautiful that I was able to develop a good relationship with the characters. The voice acting and choreography was excellent and I could really get a sense of their personality. They felt real. When Episode 1 ended I was exhausted but perhaps more excited for the next part than anything else before. I can't say anything else about it. Only by playing it can you know what it's like.
As of September 2013 this is the best mod I have ever played. I would recommend every gamer to try it.