Scotch and Coffee founder, level designer, texture artist, model editor and voice actor. I'm always up for a voice acting job and will gladly do any lines you want to send to me. Also, I enjoy making video reviews for mods for Half-Life and Half-Life 2, so let me know if you want me to review one and I'll fit it in when I can.

RSS feed Betrayal
1 Review

Mod Review on Aug 13th, 2012 - 3 people agree

Well, I downloaded this expecting it to be bad and was unpleasantly surprised at just how bad it can get.

I don't quite understand, from a goldsource mapper's point of view, how some people manage to make maps with this many errors in them. A whole ruck of missing faces on simple brushwork, as well as some curious carving issues and jutting out brushes that look about 1 unit thick. Were these maps made using the smallest grid size? It's the only explanation I can come up with. Very poor practice all round.

Also, the stupidity of the AI in some sections is pretty incredible. The grunts are pretty smart enemies in terms of the GoldSource engine, yet here, the final engagement before the god awful ending was with 8 grunts, all of whom were trapped behind their desks by their own chairs. *Slowest clap ever*

The first engagement is impossible on hard mode with the machine gun (which looks like an M26... which is a shotgun but whatever). I simply ran through it. There is no way that you can take on the choppers, and judging by the number of scripted deaths that feature in this mod, I dare say it's intentional.

No fun whatsoever, especially during the slow cutscenes spliced in throughout.


Half-Life: SOLDIER
5 Review

Mod Review on Aug 12th, 2012 - 1 person doesn't

I had no trouble with this running on Steam. I blasted through it Hard mode which actually seemed fairly easy in some sections. I don't know if you coded the enemies to be less accurate but they certainly had trouble hitting me.

There are just a few things that bother me about this mod that kept me from enjoying it fully. While the old school find key to open door, rinse and repeat method was fun to return to, it managed to be less intuitive in this mod. Maybe with some custom voice acting or some kind of colour coding would have made things more obvious. Also, the models included aren't great and the left handed weapons genuinely broke my concentration at first. Mapping isn't great and a lot of it blends into one long dull corridor after another.

Could have been better, but could have been much much worse. 5/10 for you. :D

Kill all Greenpeace
2 Review

Mod Review on Aug 12th, 2012 - 2 people agree

First things first. Don't read into the plot of this mod at all because there isn't one. It's simply a series of killboxes and jumping sections and frankly shouldn't have been released as a "mod" at all. For a mod released in 2006, the mapping is abysmal and there are several sections where you NEED to use noclip to progress.

The only real use of this mod is as an endurance test if you play through on Hard difficulty, but don't expect to enjoy it.

Half-Life: New Life
1 Review

Mod Review on Aug 2nd, 2012

No review provided

Gut Reaction
8 Review

Mod Review on May 26th, 2012 - 3 people agree

Love this mod. A classic in my eyes. Got a playthrough highlights reel here if you want to take a look. :D

The Evil Thing
7 Review

Mod Review on May 19th, 2012

No review provided

Strider Mountain
4 Review

Mod Review on May 19th, 2012

Some really nice ideas and a really ambitious project. In fact, too ambitious. The level design was on a par with shooters prior to HL1, like Doom or Blood, and it just doesn't look nice.

Also, despite some nice voice acting, there was nowhere near enough direction given to the player. I got stuck at Summit with the crane and at that point I just lost my temper and gave in.

USS Darkstar
8 Review

Mod Review on May 17th, 2012

No review provided

Half-Life : Residual Life
8 Review

Mod Review on Mar 10th, 2012 - 6 people agree

I enjoyed this mod. The areas of Black Mesa had a very classic feel to it and every room had a sense of purpose. Even the ending just felt right. No epic boss battle, the player simply slips away through an outlet pipe and vanishes from HL history. Love it.

The Cons:

- Mismatched models. Some were Low-Def, some were High-Definition and some were even Super-Definition. Personally I replaced the low poly models for a more modern look. :)

- Got lost a couple of times when it wasn't obvious that I had to back track.

half-life: mission mc Poker
1 Review

Mod Review on Mar 1st, 2012

No review provided

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