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...
Superb level design, intriguing story, perfectly paced. Can you ask for more?
In the surface it may seem as Half Life 2 with just a different setting and story, but once you start the game you notice you're wrong. This is a flawless mod and should be played by any Half Life fan.
If you have Half Life 2 and Episode One, download this, it's free!
If you don't, buy them! This mod is worth it, and you would get two awesome games in the process.
One of the best mods I have ever played. It does it the "Half-Life-way" by having the tense fights separated by calm parts in which you can explore the impressive levels. The story, while told in a stupid way (only on-screen-texts), really dragged me in. The level design was not only beautiful, but also gave me a nice degree of freedom. Yeah, I got lost quite a few times, but that made it even better, because it was somehow realistic, as neither you nor your "partner" knew what was waiting for you down there. The fights were also quite realistic. And by realistic I mean hard (considering it is you against an army). The aesthetics of this mod are damn impressive in a "Portal 2 or BioShock-way". While not being the most detailed, they fit the scenery perfectly.
It's just a must-play-mod, nothing more!
This mod was amazing, always moving.
My only unliking was the messages, since you werent always safe when they were sent to you, so its a choice between keeping up with the storyline and survival. A few times the messages even overlaped, when I happened to trigger two at once (maybe I was being slow and he was commenting on that, as I was finally moving forward). If the one who sends the messages has so much connection with you to even be able to comment on your surroundings and placement as if he had a visual feed, why could he not send you voice messages? The messages would have been alot more likable if they were voiced.
Well-made mod, especially against most of what's created today. I had a few issues with some strange mapping and, initially, a lack of direction on the island, but the direction was all rectified once I was in the underground facility.