SCENARIO In "Get a Life" you embody Alexander Zemlinsky, a subway technician suffering from leukaemia. Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier. But you wouldn't call him normal either, because there is something in his past that connects him with the events that are about to happen in the course of the story (we want to keep the suspense, so nothing more on that...). FEATURES * GaL will run on the latest version of the Source Engine, so that means you'll see HDR and the enhanced shadow system (as seen in HL2: Episode 1) in "Get a Life" as well * To give the player the best gaming experience possible, GaL will offer a custom HUD, an innovative healing system with several damage zones, drugs that will trigger a "bullet-time" effect, upgradeable weapons and enhanced enemy AI * About 11 hours of gameplay * 24 maps with varied environments * 61 characters * 13 weapons
Arguable one of the more ambitious TC mods for Half-life 2 that actually followed through and in the end, released something very much playable.
And for what it is, it is surprisingly in-depth for a mod, with health maintenance and environmental hazards that can literally cripple you in combat.
Your character can bleed from injuries and can suffer broken bones to his arms and legs, rendering them crippled with effects such as blurry vision and unsteady aiming that give the world a great sense of danger but can also be annoying at times when combat doesn't seem to lit up.
The environments are very well designed and while some of the new models are amateurish, including the weapon models which feel mediocre and under powering, some of them are well implemented.
With this and great gameplay and pacing, there are negatives.
The puzzles are surprisingly simple, the voice-acting varies from ear-wrenching to passable and the story is thrown out the window after the first few levels, not to mention the main character himself has no apparent motivation in his journey.
And the less I say about the lackluster boss and ending the better.
However, it is still quite an enjoyable experience that no HL2 modding fan should overlook. It has it's problems, but it's quite unforgettable. :)