G-man man is asking you for another mission at Xen, this game is kinda difficult until you realise it. =P
Buckets of fun, and an interesting storyline behind it. It had some decent mapping, and challenging combat sequences. If you haven't played this yet, what are you waiting for?
Played this back then with my cs 1.3 cd hahaha so awesome!
The very first HL mod I played and one of the bests I've ever seen.
this is so awesome! One of the best mods i have ever played...
The first two maps were absolutely great. I liked the circus and loved the tibetian temple. The gameplay was fair and balanced, but had some really cryptic "puzzles", f.e. in the third map: How are you supposed to know that you could break the generator door? I tried it, but did not hit the breakable area of the door, but the unbreakable one. I left because I was sure it could not be broken and was thus stuck.
Buut the challenges and all of the surroundings were excellently done.
That loony park part is really awful, the way map loads are located behind every corner drives me crazy, but other than that maps are quite ok.
There is some kind of plot, but I don't think it makes much sense. Intro is surprisingly accurate, compared to Half-Life 2, but sadly it's a 7 min-long cutscene. Even though it's supposed to continue the story known from Half-Life 1, soldiers are still attacking Gordon for some reason, and despite the fact that G-Man says he wants to help "our Xen friends" we still have to fight Vortigaunts...
This mod does a lot of things I liked, namely the settings of the maps, the actors being fairly close to their original counterparts, and how much it felt like a Half-Life experience. Unfortunately, there were also many points where I got flat out lost and confused on what to do next. Overall, however, I'd recommend trying it at least once.
I love this mod. As the creator says " this game is kinda difficult until you realise it. =P", yeah I found it was very hard but fun. I love the part at the playground, I even get lost inside too! Just nice, love it. I would like to give a 10.
There are plenty of things to say about this mod. But I guess we could define it first of all like a classic in HL1 modding history yeah no doubts about it. Why? well because this is an old school mod, and now 14 years later since its release we could say we don’t have mods like this one anymore, not for HL1 nor HL2.
This is an old school classic, because as a mod has a pretty similar structure or layout, to the original HL1 game, you know, a big cinematic intro, pretty cool voice acting part (indeed in this mod maybe we have the best custom voice acted part for the G-Man ever created) and then pretty neat levels in which the story actually deploys itself.
The whole quality of this mod is overall high, and as I try this mod with the Ultra Definition pack available on Mod DB, which I highly recommend you to use if you want to play or, as my case, replay this mod, brings definitely a plus in gameplay terms, because thanks to that UD pack this mod feels as it was created yesterday, but not!! is from 2000, and you know what? its details are carefully polished that now in 2014 still feels fresh, exciting and pretty good.
Also this mod is a perfect example of how complex ideas, can perfectly be achieved in mapping terms, the scenarios where we play are original, fun and entertaining, the battles also are super cool in those scenarios, then the puzzles you may found are perfectly fitted inside those maps. The first map is amazing and absolutely does its mission of making you feel HL is not only about Black Mesa, you can also have adventures and great fights in places like the Himalayas or an Amusement Park, Half-Park actually, one of my favorites maps in mods for HL1.
I guess Absolute Redemption, or Redemption, whatever you like to call it. Is a classic because it was maybe one of the first mods in showing us what a mod is about, and is about precisely to modify an original game and still be fun and offer great entertaining value.
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