Estranged, the story of a lone fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Explore rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland.
Not scary. I don't know if it is supposed to be, but it seems like it. I will review the game as though it were not to be scary:
The maps are beautifully made. Very brilliant. Really, they are.
The game's shortfalls however is the voice acting and the game's length. It is short, but it is a WIP. The voice acting, TERRIBLE. Ugh.
It'd be nice if you reskinned Doctor Kleiner at the least. The game's puzzles are typical for a modern day shooting (read: easy).
DDog_And_Mann’s review of the mod.
I will review this as its own game and not a comparison to half-life 2.
This mod has only limit action which isn't a negative if you’re going for the horror aspect with a background story, but at times it did feel like move here and then move there with only something breaking or being thrown at you within that time. As this is in alpha I’m not going to nit-pick the hell out of something that has had care and love put into it (or at least ill presume that). Estranged has its fear factor in sight and I’m sure given a little less jump scares (yes i was playing this at night time and i was playing in the dark...), and little more mind playing fear and this might become what might be a better mod than anything else… but that’s just something to throw in there, heck for all I know it could turn out to be not bad for jump scares, but just as long their not constant. Then theirs voice acting, overall not a bad job, can’t say id do better but it should turn out well in the end for voice acting. Performance issues…none at all worked fine if you have a decent computer.
Absolutely amazing. Everything is a good refresh from the huge combat sequences of other Half-Life mods, and the atmosphere is incredible. I also really enjoyed the sewer sequence and the chair part. The only bad thing, was seeing it end. I'm assuming this isn't done yet, so, once it's finished, consider yourself getting a Mind series from me.
This is one of the most promising Source mods I have ever seen. This truly deserves a 10/10, and I'm one of those people who /never/ give perfect scores, instead opting for a "things can always be better" approach. Not so here. I couldn't find a single thing to gripe about (and I tend to look hard). As soon as I heard the guy near the beginning singing the "I Am Estranged" song, I knew this would be epic. And it was. My only complaint was that it was too short (but it IS in Alpha, after all.) The code must be optimized nicely, because it ran a butter-smooth 60fps almost the entire way through. It had an awesome atmosphere throughout, and it kept things challenging without being so frustrating that you wanted to quit. They even got lip-syncing done correctly! This is a mod to keep an eye on, and I can easily see it becoming one of the best mods of all time when it's finish. Keep up the good work, guys.