A half Life 1 Opposing Force mod (standalone). You are Alexander Shepard; Corporal and a soldier of the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit. You don’t know exactly what’s going on. But orders came in to pack up everything and head out for a highly classified mission.
Well, what can I say. It was a long time after I played a decent GldSource mod set in the Half Life universe. And this one is more than decent. This is epic. From the very start, till it's climatic ending.
The story simple: You are a HECU soldier, trying to cover up the whole Black Mesa incident and ending up fighting for your own survival. But, in this mod you can actually see the huge mobilization of the HECU military division (trucks, jeeps, tanks and equipment laying around) and their struggle to contain the alien invasion, things you rarely see in Half Life mods.
The quality of the mapping is superb, the general layout and architecture of the maps is interesting and comprehensible (as to where to go) and the scripted sequences really bring Military Duty's world to life.
The enemy placement and spawns are well placed. I never encountered an absurd amount of enemies, neither have I come across endless, empty corridors with no signs of life.
It had many memorable moments along the way: The train ride, the Gargantua fight and of course the ferocious end fight for your escape, to name a few.
And one of the mod's more important asset is it's length. I have played many GldSource mods that are under 30 minutes of gameplay. I played Military Duty for almost two and a half hours. And that's one of the things I liked the most. It was not a demo. It was a full game.
To sum it up, this mod is a refreshing addition to the GldSource modding scene. A must-play for every fan, not only of Opposing Force, but of Half Life in general.
A pretty nice romp - level design felt a bit cramped at times and like Opposing Force itself the plot was fairly light, but it made decent use of the OF assets and the end battle was pretty fun. Nice work all around!
This mod is above average, but few things prevent it to be great.
+ Nice and intelligent level design
+ Some big epic battles
+ Long gameplay
- Difficulty (enemies teleporting too close to you)
- Hostile Blue-shift guards shout at you as if they were taking friendly fire
- Final fight (you do not have to fight it, just watch)
- No ammo for laser nor heavy machine gun
Anyway, with some polishing this could be superb.
One of the best I've played for Opposing Force so far. Only wish it was longer.
Even if minor things are out of place i really like this mod.
Awful, congusing and, albeit beautiful looking, misleading level design; disgusting HD NPC and weapon models; glitches (the first scientist you meat shapeshifts during healing animation, plus he doesn't want to come out of his hideout and you have to push him out); gross contradictions with Half-Life series' storyline (which are unacceptable considering this mod's release date); bad enemy and item placing...
The list would go on if I haven't gave up at some point; after meeting the first shocktrooper, I used the crates to jump over the sandbag baricade, ending up stuck in a 3-way, dead-end corridor with no way of getting out of there.
I liked some of the custom models and brushwork, but otherwise it is too annoying for me to play any further. I might edit the review, should I ever play it again.
I was really surprised, you've used some interesting and varied stuff in this one, especially some nice and long battles with plenty of NPC's, either good or bad, it was an interesting stuff to do once again, the mod was a bit short and I hope you'll do more in the future, it's promising.
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10
Well, what can I say. It was a long time after I played a decent GldSource mod set in the Half Life universe. And this one is more than decent. This is epic. From the very start, till it's climatic ending. The story simple: You are a HECU soldier, trying to cover up the whole Black Mesa incident and ending up fighting for your own survival. But, in this mod you can actually see the huge mobilization of the HECU military division (trucks, jeeps, tanks and equipment laying around) and their struggle…
Jun 29 2015 by Thanoshld