2 1/2 of the makers of the L4D(2) mod Dead Before Dawn went solo and created THE CORE.

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9 bpingry

Oct 22nd, 2011 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Amazing mod, would have loved it to be longer, but I can understand that this wasn't in production for years. I can't say anything about the mapping other than it was really well done (I can't map, myself, so I can't criticize).

themoodude says
9 themoodude

Oct 21st, 2011 1 person agrees 0 people don't
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This mod offers an imaginative take on many unexplored aspects of the single player campaign. The use of spheres adds a new level of complexity. The voice acting enlisted delivers great GLaDOS commentary and put-downs. The maps are very well made, featuring breakaway views of the chamber exterior. The progression is nice and well-balanced; never reaching a frustrating level of difficulty. It demands more problem-solving skill and less well-timed jumps- which is always a plus! If you enjoyed Portal 1; you'll love this- back in a single-player test-chamber based experimental facility. You don't break out, but with chambers this well-made why would you want to!!!

OK upon reflection that's not the most balanced review. It's a great mod, that I'm not debating; however it is a bit short. Additionally the final sequence seems a little hurried; I found myself swept into the lift duct while still trying to listen to glados and enjoy the moment.. Also some of the new techniques explored were poorly explained. Granted part of problem-solving is deducing the relationships between things. I did think Portal 2 went a bit too far in explaining everything- hell it was covered in arrows in case you stared too long at a piece of wall! The shallow pool in Chamber 6, for example, I originally expected to be deadly as is all other murky water in the game. It took my a while (and indeed was a fluke) for me to discover it was safe..Those aside however; Great mod!!

binarycoder says
9 binarycoder

Nov 9th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Great mod! Lots of new concepts, only a few bugs. Wish it was longer :)

rmp13798 says
9 rmp13798

Oct 28th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

The story is nice, the ending is nice, the tests are more or less challenging. But its short.

Analdin says
9 Analdin

Oct 26th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Not only does this mod have puzzles in the style of Portal 2's campaing and co-op mode, no, it also introduces us to completely new gameplay mechanics (changing gravity, a maze, etc), and all that in only 6 maps, 5 of which were excellent (I was feeling a bit "left behind" in the 6th one, it doesn't explain as much as it should do). The only thing that could be improved is that the maps' look should help the player find out the solution a bit easier/earlier (yes, you can build maps where the looks only lead to the solution). 9/10 points for a mod that really enhances portal 2's gameplay mechanics.

santap555 says
9 santap555

Oct 20th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Fun But the last test so hard


pisti010101 says
9 pisti010101

Nov 29th, 2011

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Artemmr says
9 Artemmr

Nov 5th, 2011

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