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.
Brilliant. This is how a mod should start. The environments are gorgeous and intriguing. It would be nice if the side areas contained more bonus whether in the form of easter eggs, usable items, or mythos building.. The story develops slowly yet often enough to keep you progressing. Unfortunately the story ends abruptly as this is an early alpha build and a preview of what's to come. There's a nice mix of puzzles, combat, and hairy survival moments where running away is the only option. These are well done and if the team can keep the momentum going the final release will have to be watched closely. As it stands today, Estranged reminds me of Resident Evil as imagined within Source and well done despite its brevity.
This game was extremely good! I would rate it a 9 but i'm new so I can't. The maps looked beautiful, the first voice actor didn't seem to fit, but the others were perfect, I was very interested in the story, if it was suppose to be scary then it was a let down. The only problem I have with it like many others, was that it was so short. Anyway, well done to all who help make this amazing mod!
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.