Half-Life 2: Short Stories is a team working on a group of modifications that take place in the same realm. A lot of the focus is on the story and gameplay, new innovative set pieces and puzzles. After the release of the first episode of Human Error, the team is planning to release more episodes and expand the characters and the world.
The awesomeness in this mod canbe summed up in one sentence: You get to drive an APC. You get all the badass weaponry a combine CP should have.
It has very few problems, but still some. Anders' girlfriend's character model is just horrible looking. The gameplay is solid, excpet for it's biggest problem. It was too easy. I didn't die once in the game, even when I changed the difficulty from normal to hard towards the end. Vortigaunts, grunts, and the super weak rebels all died instantly with the power of my shotgun.
Great mod set in the HL universe, the new enemies (of which there are a more than a few), controlable man-hacks and drivble combine APC! :D
All great stuff, the levels and puzzles are well designed and I encounterd NO glitches of any kind through the entire play through.
About the only thing that doesnt work for me is the story.
How and why we are playing for the combine and what lead up to this point are all left way to late in my opinion and what little we get until the end ment I didn't gel with the characters until very late (when they are unsuilting one another :D ).
There seams so much more depth to the story and it was brushed over.
However the progress can be een in "Water" which is much stronger story wise.
All in all still well worth playing through.