Imagine, a Hollywood producer got his hands on the game. The result would be similar to what the Cinematic Mod is: a graphics blockbuster, redesigned to the typical game to movie adaption with an orchestral soundtrack and beautiful people everywhere.
Superb mod. Tremendous work done regarding details, re-texture and gameplay. Adds a dark/realistic feeling to the game. It is a pleasure to the eye. Although bloom effects might be exaggerated, especially outdoors, there a lot of tweaking options to choose from to get the perfect image. Been playing the whole HL2 saga for 40 hours, feeling that first time playing HL2 sensation, congratulations to the staff for such a fine accomplishment. With the exception of a few bugs which were easy to fix...it has been a very sweet melancholic ride ;) Keep up the good work !
Really? Look, lighting, shadows, shaders, etc. Those things can be "improved."
But you really think you can just change THE ENTIRE ARTISTIC DESIGN and it will be BETTER?
The worst part is probably Alyx. You guys are under the impression that Valve created her because gamers want to something to fantasize about. Not because they want a fleshed out character that complements the well-thought world. Let's not forget that some gamers don't even like women.
You guys are just retarded.
This mod is HORRIBLE.It's basicly Half Life 2 with "better" graphics. The new NPC models are horrible and the weapons don't fit into Half Life 2 AT ALL. The mapping is okay, but still bad. This is a total failure. DO NOT GET IT.