Run. Think. Shoot. Live. Source. Black Mesa is the Half-Life 2 total conversion of the original Half-Life game. Utilizing the Source engine and its endless array of possibilities and powers, Black Mesa will throw you into the world that started the Half-Life continuum and introduced Gordon Freeman to the world as a gun-toting, bullet-dodging Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics.
In complete honesty I do not hesitate to say that Black Mesa is better than the original Half-Life. As far as I can tell, everything has been improved. While we are all still waiting on the release of Xen, I trust that it will also be greatly improved. If not, that is fine, because the best parts of the game take place before Xen anyway. And to be completely honest, I like first person platforming. I know it's and unpopular opinion, but I won't be disappointed if they remove it. Hopes are high.