Curse Episodes is a Half-Life 2 single player total conversion : a mix of physics based combat, puzzles and exploration. In the first episode you can explore an egyptian necropolis and kill mummies, monsters with a morning star.
Incredible total conversion. Graphics puzzles and gameplay are 10/10. It is very short but that can't be too much to complain about. The battle system was a little too simple but I'm sure that it will be fixed in the next full release. Overall, I am very impressed.
Short but it brought something new while showing the gaming community the Source Engine is something to be reckoned with.
Everything from the design to the graphics, the gameplay and the music are all wonderful and atmospheric. While FPS fanatics will be disappointed, those looking for some hack n' slash fun will be very pleased :)
8 of 10 for a mod with awesome style, puzzles and ideas?
Well, I would have given more but there are two things too easy in this mod:
1st. Getting Lost
Seriously, once you find out that you can just randomly move your mouse there is no more challange - at least combat-wise.
As for the first aspect. Well, I got many messages that SOMEWHERE SOME gate opened. Thanks, but at some parts I just ran in circles to find the gate that opened in the green chamber, to find out that there is still a few buttons to be pressed till it really opens.
And it's not good that the only hint that the black room with those creepy faces is "false", is visible when you load and take a look at the name of the latest autosafe. An alternate ending should be an alternate ENDING, not a way to end the game halfway through. (Spoiler's following) I would have never tried again, never fought a worm(?) made of worms(?) and never encountered the giang sphere of corpses.
Anyway, I liked it and I want MORE!