No More Room in Hell the long awaited Source zombie modification.
This is a great mod, for a couple of reasons.
First and foremost, the mod does immersion far better than any other FULL zombie game I've ever played, let alone mod. Zombies are too numerous to kill, ammunition is scarce, and darkness is everywhere. It makes the entire gameplay experience enjoyable beyond what I ever had in Left 4 Dead.
The second reason is that teamwork is a lot more involved than in other games/mods. You can only chat with others through voice if they are nearby (it fades with distance), or if you have walkie-talkies to communicate through. Ammunition often has to be shared, and multiple people searching for supplies is actually USEFUL.
The mod is somewhat buggy at the moment, but the bugs themselves don't directly impact gameplay most of the time. Bugs are to be expected with such a recent mod, one which is still heavily in development. My complaints in gameplay are the lack of variety, but a mode much more focused on mowing down zombies rather than going through levels in development sounds awesome. Should be a good change of pace.
The slow moving zombie, an idea I thought had been lost to older less responsively controlled games. I was convinced that fast moving zombies, like those in the 'Left 4 Dead' series was the only way to play these days. I was wrong. NMRIH (No More Room in Hell), proves that you don't have to be chased to experience an adrenaline rush. In fact, being overwhelmed by the shambling moaning masses is an event commonly experienced, and the level designs are directed convincingly to allow just such a thing to happen.
As 4 the negatives, which are not severe and can and will be updated, are the melee, the longer ranged weaponry (not all weapons), character animations, and the lack of playable female character models (aka Sausage Fest).
1. Melee, I experienced some random outcomes to my strikes, and occasionally input unresponsiveness.
2. The scoped rifle in the game simply would not hit the target at a certain range, meaning close to mid-range kills were the only kills that could be accomplished.
3. The character animations were slightly silly sometimes, case in point, the rifle with the bayonet has the ability to kill with a well aimed 'shove' to the head, but if view from a third person stand-point the character would shove the zombie away with the default animation (with his arms outstretched in a pushing motion) and the zombie's head would explode, what?
4. lastly, no playable female models. I don't know if it's just me, but I would be much more inclined to survive the zombie apocalypse if there was more 'gender variety' to look forward to.
As I stated before these minor issues are promised to be assessed with next update, as it will also be made available on Steam at the same time.
The levels are well designed, the mechanics are solid, the co-op is a must especially with friends, the atmoshpere is immersive, and the quality speaks for itself. Download it, play it, enjoy...
I love this game fight zombies takes team work and skill to win (if your not on a easy map).The only thing i would like to see changed is that you can walk through team mate it make things hard to move in building and i have been kill because someone was in my was.
good game but should be able to go through teammates
This kicks ***. Glad I was convinced to download and play it! Needs some work in some areas, but I have confidence that the team will improve in those areas. Love the difficulty of the game, makes surviving a challenge! Sort of brought me back to the good old days of Zombie Panic!