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 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.
Mod Review on Apr 12th, 2012
This mod is pretty amazing, even if I don't fully understand it. The mapping is excellent. It's not too long or repetetive. Every detail seems to keep me bound to this surreal and ever-changing world. I love it.
Mod Review on Apr 9th, 2012
What I like:
- Somewhat interesting storyline, although very confusing.
- Good voice acting and dialogue.
What I don't like:
- Tons of bugs and crashing
- Repetetive level design
- Hard jumps and puzzles
- Constant ear rape
- Screen flashing
- Constant annoying battles with those things
Mod Review on Mar 22nd, 2012 - 7 people agree 7 people don't
The mod is laggy, buggy, and the puzzles seemed so hard that I had to noclip, god, and notarget throughout the game. This may just be the first version so I might not be in a position to judge it that well.
But the level design was beautiful. So 10/10 for the graphics and design.
Mod Review on Mar 21st, 2012
An excellent mod and very well designed in nearly every way.
Mod Review on Mar 17th, 2012
I had to play this game a second time to give it a proper review and understand it a little more.
Voice acting = 10, really good.
Plot = 8, a little artsy and overly detailed for the modern gamer though.
Level design = 8, decent considering it's mostly HL2 content.
Gameplay = 2, very slow walking with flashlight.
Still, this mod feels like it would have been better as a short story/film. As a mod/game it feels out of place.
Mod Review on Mar 12th, 2012 - 1 person agrees
Short but really fun and extremely well designed. It's an all out slaughter with no allies.
Game Review on Mar 10th, 2012 - 1 person doesn't
(Review written when this was still a mod.)
This is without a doubt the greatest mod I have ever played to date. It is a total conversion that is the same level of quality as many commercial games. It's what I would classify as a new genre of horror which I would call "horror beauty".
The game is perfectly balanced in its enemies, storyline, puzzle variety, and difficulty. It is extremely terrifying without overusing too many boo moments (which Nightmare House 2 used a whole lot). Also it is genuinely emotional and made me connect with the story and characters. And what makes it even more astounding is that it was done with the GoldSRC engine which I sometimes forgot because of the amazing quality.
It is also one of the most misunderstood mods ever made. The developers and community are well acquainted with depression and anxiety, including its many symptoms such as self-harm. This was made as a horror mod, but it's a lot more than just a cheap way of scaring people, and it's not in any way designed to make fun of those with these problems. It's an insight into the life of those who actually DO experience this, and we should know.
Thank you for a truly amazing experience which I will not forget.
Mod Review on Mar 8th, 2012
So simple, but very well designed and fun to play.