Creatures came out of what seemed to be thin air. Animated and alive. They came without a warning and swept the world ...
The concept is really good.
From what I understood, it is about living the time lapse between Half Life 1 and 2 through the eyes of a "normal guy".
Even though I am pretty sure this "normal guy" is in fact someone important to the story, the fact that we are an ordinary man facing extra ordinary circumstances makes this mod feel overwhelming in a similar way the movie Cloverfield might make you feel.
On the development's perspective I would say it is really good too, good weapons, level design, believable voice acting and good music.
The 3 points I have removed is not for one particular reason, but an addition of minor to medium details that could be polished and improved, as well as a general value of appreciation I have for this mod.
The different patches show that the team is really dedicated and have a passion for this project.
As far as I am concerned, this mod stands on the top 10 of Half Life 2 Story Line based Single Player mods.
Keep up the good work !
I have a lot to say. This mod has it's nice moments, but it definetely also gets very annoying.The visuals, custom weapons and textures are good but that doesn't cut it. I know the dev tried to go for realism but most of the time, too much of that doesn't make it fun. didn't like the bobbing and realism options but they can be disabled so no problem there. no subtitles and not having a constant flashlight ended up beeing very annoying at some points.And why not even allow crosshair to be enabled from the console? Also being able to go everywhere is not that good, when the game doesn't properly show you what you have to do you end up just walking and walking for way too much, until it gets boring.
On a few ocassions i was so overwhelmed by enemies that i was thinkg i have something to do to escape, not just kill them all, because on a some points it seemed almost impossible, and having to constantly heal and save the guy thats with me as he just goes into enemy fire like an idiot made it even more frustrating. but even at the start of the game seems like thats what you have to do.But trust me, the beggining is easy compared to the frustrations ahead. And i say this because i really wanted to love this mod and enjoy it but it was not possible, or on rare occasions. Please take this as a constructive criticism not a hating comment.
I liked the story and the work put into this massive, you should definitely play this and i would be glad to see it getting continued!
The melee combat was disgustingly jumpy and bugged though, it made me freak out. The same goes for the ironsights, it may be intended or not, but aiming is a pain in the ***.
I will say, this mod is actually fun to play! The story is always exciting and the characters are unique. You always feel like you're part of the team when it comes to moving through levels with John. Even the bonus maps are fun as well.
However, I run into some bugs and crashes and level design issues, you just have to be careful how you navigate the level. I will give this a 9/10! Great job to Joure and his modding team!