Continue the incredible Half-Life 2 Storyline somewhere in the antarctic through ice lansdcapes and underground bases inspired by Half-Life and conspiracy theories like the "Dulce Underground Bases" and the "Nightmare Hall" all in the confort of a new MKVII HEV Suit.
Needs improvement. And implement of ALL the assets.
I'm rating the mod based on just the 40+ minutes I've spent playing it (about half of the mod), might change my mind if I ever finish it.
It's mildly disappointing as I liked the implementation of penguins and such elements that enhance the feeling of it, but expected more improvements compared to the older version I've seen about a year ago, and the gameplay is pretty boring and uninteresting, and enemies are pretty much just reskinned Half-Life 2 opponents. Same for the weapons.
Sound and visuals aren't great, but again, I like some arctic-themed additions.
Level design is kind of bad, and at many occasions it's clear and obvious the maps don't make sense as a physical whole, as they ofter overlap.
Horrible. Don't play this. From start to finish I didn't find this mod in the least enjoyable. The mod looks like overall trash, from the weapons, to the npcs and to the environment. But let's not look at just graphics shall we? The mapping is horrendous, and the whole game had no sense of direction or motive. You were simply going through places without any real indication as to why you were there. There was even a whole puzzle section you could skip without any effort. The npcs are either weak as **** or hilariously buffed. The voice acting is also quite cringy, and some **** like the talking trashcan in the beginning, which was clearly meant for comedic purposes, was completely unnecessary and unfunny. The mod is also full of bugs. I found the mod to be getting worse as it progresses, with the final battle being the worst, with the combine soldiers targeting only me even though I had a rebel squad. Even the ending was broken, with nothing happening after the final battle. I wandered around for a while before looking at a playthrough to see that there should have been an ending there. And from what I saw, the ending made no sense whatsoever.
This might just be the worst mod I have ever played
The mod may have its moments but its dragged down by terrible voice acting, uninspired level design, and bizarre enemies that feel out of place and are badly animated.
This is one of the best HL2 Mod's I've ever played.
After being so disappointed & let down with The Closure, all of my hopes for a decent fans attempt at making their own Half-Life 2: Episode Three.
But this was more than decent, it was great!
The New Weapons were fun to use (Dual SMG1's, Aperture Shotgun, & Mobile Turret FTW), New Enemies were fun to fight, and New Maps, whilst not great looking, were well made and balanced enough.
+New Gameplay Functions.
+Half-Rats is in it! :D
-In some sections the Balance of Gameplay can go down under on the highest difficulties.
-Some of the new Enemies don't really fit the Theme, Tone, and Lore of Half-Life and look like they we're designed by Jim Henson and Dr. Seuss.
-Some of said new Enemies reuse sounds from Stock HL2 NPC's.
-Some of the Maps look abit Empty and bland looking.
Despite all the Cons, I loved this Mod, I recommend it to anyone whether you love Half-Life, love Half-Life 1 & 2 Mods, were disappointed with The Closure, or just need their fix for Half-life 3. ;3
Great ideas just needs lots of improvements.
Just finished the game, I really liked the well hidden secrets including THAT weapon. People who find it will know what I'm on about. ICE was great overall, especially the creativity in the new enemies and PENGUINS!!!
This just looks brilliant. It's like the REAL Half-Life 3!! And that's not even the gameplay. A really solid mod, well-made, and just good in general. I definitely recommend this mod!
will be ther another part ?
You can tell this another at continuation of HL2 storyline is just bound to be rather iffy just by the looks - and, well, it really was, lots of stupid decisions and flawed level design, not to mention shoddy custom assets. Nonetheless unlike how it happened in Closure's case I actually had FUN with it. That's right, fun. For all of it's subpar level design and storytelling assets and enemy designs (Seriously, what was the idea behind ice zombies? They're just a damage sponge) it did offer new guns and new scenarios to use them in, so that was neat. Even some of locales looked surprisingly neat.
Also, cute penguins.
In the end this is worth a try, if you have low expectations - don't expect any actual plot developments here.
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10
This is one of the best HL2 Mod's I've ever played. After being so disappointed & let down with The Closure, all of my hopes for a decent fans attempt at making their own Half-Life 2: Episode Three. But this was more than decent, it was great! The New Weapons were fun to use (Dual SMG1's, Aperture Shotgun, & Mobile Turret FTW), New Enemies were fun to fight, and New Maps, whilst not great looking, were well made and balanced enough. +Pros +New Weapons. +New Enemies. +New Maps. +New Gameplay Functions…
Dec 18 2017 by JuleRose