The true method of knowledge is experiment. So, strapped to the underside of a stolen Combine helicopter, you're part of my latest scientific investigation. Objective: To infiltrate and observe this peculiar little island a few miles off shore, its heart burrowed out by our ever-loving benefactors...
Gameplay is dry and tedious and even boring at times.
The story is unclear and not canon to the Half Life series.
You are brought to this island with an underground Combine base. Your only contact is a person who sends you text messages that appear onscreen; let me stop right there and say this, they pop up at the wrong time, you could be in the heat of battle and a message comes up, but you can't read it because you're focusing on killing the enemies, and it doesn't come back up, it shows once for 20 seconds then goes away! Back to the person, they have some kind of messed-up-in-the-head/multiple personality syndrome/complex about them; one minute they're like, "Go this way and pull this lever to unlock the door." you do that but 50 Combine Elites with an Antlion Guard come from behind the door at once, then the person's like, "I lied! Now die!" then after you kill the Combine and the Guard, the person comes back with, "Sorry about that..." and tries to help you again, then double crosses you again. One point the person's like, "You need my help and I need your help to escape." then the person's like "You will die here, only I can escape!" It's the same thing over and over up to the very end. It's really annoying! Then, for no reason or way possible, zombies! The mod got even more bland and stupid.
The end was bad, too.
Mapping isn't anything special.
No new music, characters, models, anything.
Some parts are very unclear as to what to do or where to go.
This mod is nothing special.
I wanted to eradicate every bit of this mod from my computer.
Worst mod I've ever played.
And it's on Steam. wtf?!
Save yourself the trouble and don't play this.
This blew me away. The story was vague but sortof interesting, however thats not what got me. The atmosphere and design of this game nails the Half Life 2 style on the head, and even in some cases IMPROVES it! This was great fun, brought back the Half Life 2 feeling both graphically and gameplay wise. 10/10, would play again.
One of the most beautifully done HL2 mods out there. Uses the Episode 1 engine well, and tells a forceful tale that at times feels like it's being shoved down your throat before you realise that's part of the narrative. Highly recommended.