Do you like a classical Black Mesa style? Me too. Don't pass by, download and play this modification if you want to visit our favourite research complex again and investigate new areas of Black Mesa.

Author:
Dreamer_E aka Dark_Fire

Number of maps:
5

Play time:
~30-40 min

Launch instructions:
For the game start you have to move a folder "hopelessness" in your Half-Life directory, then launch a "hopelessness.bat" or "hopelessness(2).bat". Further you can start a new game.

P.S.: This is my first modification and release at all. You shouldn't expect from this one something bigger, than the project by the beginner, then you for certain won't be disappointed.

P.S.S.: Sorry for my bad English, guys.

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Hopelessness

Hopelessness

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Just another try to escape from the Black Mesa. Can the nameless scientist save himself with your help?

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Dr.pper
Dr.pper

Does this mod have OpFor weapons?

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ubilada
ubilada

Nope. Just pure HL style.

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wEight
wEight

Man i like the mod so much, the mapping is so good. Not only the mapping lol, the gameplay, I've seen you added some more cool stuff to the game

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V
V

It's just so disappointing that It's shorter than expected and that it ended like that... still 8/10

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Skkubah
Skkubah

Nice mod!

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DiamondBorne
DiamondBorne

*Mini Spoiler*

C'mon you can't do this to us, what's the point of giving Tau gun ammo when you're gonna abruptly end the game like that? Seriously the mod is very well made, It leaving me wanted more of it, great action, subtly creepy atmosphere, quite brain tinkering puzzle. Also, i'm really enjoy the 'find key item' instead of having to always pressing button and turning valve to proceed. A very effective and nostalgic formula that reminds me of earlier adventure games like Resident Evil and such. All in all 9.8/10

*Edit*

Also really looking forward to the next chapter if you planned it of course.

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PhoenixConnexion
PhoenixConnexion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q06TFR4mS1s&list=PLgjWuEQJZAF0bpE3qczQwF9kz2wy6wCf2
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2muchvideogames
2muchvideogames

A surprisingly good mod. The maps are very detailed and there are several reconnected areas that make it much more interesting than your typical linear HL mod. The mod appears to use Unholy's code, which significantly increases difficulty by replacing batteries and wall-HEV chargers with kevlar vests. The soldiers in the first two maps are the hardest part of the mod, since many of them carry contact grenades and the maps are pretty confined.

This mod has a very creepy atmosphere that allows it to draw out the horror aspects of HL and scare the players. A spooky background music, along with some ambushes made me very tense and I held down the shift key most of the time while playing. Around the half-way I started hearing gonomes... this mod's horror element made it really appealing to me.

I really highly recommend you try this mod. It's not too long, but the experience is great. The maps are well-made, and health/armour is pretty reasonable, but the soldiers at the beginning do make the first part of the mod harder than the later parts. If you are going to play this, I hope you do it at night, alone. Preferably with the lights off.

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precision_bomber
precision_bomber

Its a super good mod. I liked the ending, it was sad but then it was well-made. There's a bit of difficulty spike, due to how near-instantaneously thrown into action(I dealt with the vorts with my crowbar because I was too slow to get the pistol). Nonetheless plays out nice. Marines were not hard to deal with due to Close Quarters type areas; so cheap pie cutting made the difficulty of this mod not too hard.

I'd like to point out the little touches this mod had, the vigorous screen shaking when hurt by hornets gave a nice crunch and felt like that really hurts. The slight bobbing of the camera was nice, then there are the bullsquids that give you poisoned status effect when hit by their projectiles.

Minor complaint, the control room doors on the Questionable Ethics segment can crush you, was this intended?

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andrea89
andrea89

pretty good mod!! especially condering it is the first one you created!!

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

Would have easily given this a 10 if it weren't for two things. First, don't upload your config.cfg file with your mod. Some people may use different controls and mouse settings and it's annoying to have to reset them. Second, a couple of issues getting into some of the vents near the start, requiring you to crouch and then jump to get in. Otherwise, I loved it. I hope you continue because the ending was a bit of a downer. :P

Oct 4 2013 by Urby

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