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The game takes place in the Seven Hours War aftermath. Fighting against blood shedding synths and frightening aliens, Adrian Shephard has to struggle his way with his fellow comrades from the Phoenix Command, with the main objective of stopping the construction of a Combine Citadel. In his journey he will find what has happened to the world, six months after the Seven Hour War.

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THRRRPT Aug 4 2011, 9:07pm says:

First version of the transhuman soldiers, or is this one fully alien?

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 9:08pm replied:

it's the alien one. we won't have the transhuman dudes since they looked like crap.

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DarkPivot Aug 4 2011, 9:19pm replied:

Wow, this is awesome. Was there ever any official concept art of these, because I don't remember seeing any.

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 9:26pm replied:

nope, it's based off our own concepts, strider concepts and some concept helmets.

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DarkPivot Aug 4 2011, 9:32pm replied:

I love the concept. Very nice job!

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Callinstead09 Aug 14 2011, 1:50pm replied:

I have to say, this looks much better! It looks the part perfectly!

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MisterMan123456789 Jun 25 2012, 1:10am replied:

You mean the transhuman soldiers or the leaked transhuman synth guards?

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warbrand2 Aug 4 2011, 9:15pm says:

can we have a view of what its back looks like or will we have to wait?

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 9:28pm replied:

looks pretty bland at the back atm.

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Nihillo Aug 4 2011, 9:20pm says:

So this will replace the Protosoldier or what?

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 9:25pm replied:

the synth elite is a sub boss, this is the common foot soldier you'll be fighting all the time.

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xXMaNiAcXx Aug 4 2011, 9:26pm says:

That looks amazing indeed. Cannot wait to see it with textures, great job.

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Ninja_Nub[NOR] Aug 4 2011, 9:34pm says:


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biodude Aug 4 2011, 11:06pm says:

I've liked you guy's work, and I know the people here don't like criticism and I will get voted down for anything, but I'm going to just throw it out there that I don't really like this model.

The design of it is original, and I like the head of it based off of that beta design, but he looks like a crab/lobster man or something. Maybe you guys should change up the design a bit, but the body looks kinda goofy. Head is fine.

Its the legs, arms, and lower torso that need some work on

As always, keep up the good work, hope everyone doesn't just vote this down because they'll vote down anything that isn't totally positive.

This is just IMHO

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DarkPivot Aug 4 2011, 11:19pm replied:

I sorta see what you mean. People shouldn't hate criticism, it's good and constructive. It's meant to help people, you shouldn't get down-voted for that. +1'd ya. ;D

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biodude Aug 4 2011, 11:29pm replied:

Thanks man, I'm sick of the people who are like "omg no its perfect u sux" instead of actually looking into my reasoning.

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 11:42pm replied:

you didn't like it, that's okay. we're keeping the design though, we're not going to redefine the shapes.

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MR.sugar Aug 5 2011, 3:33am replied:

I'm not fan of this model as well. It just doesn't fit to the HL universe... The model itself is awesome, but it's definitely a bit out of place as for HL story.

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KEVLAR60442 Aug 5 2011, 5:56am replied:

We'll have to see it textured, but it looks similar enough in design to the other Combine Synths

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Dr.Doozer Aug 5 2011, 2:05pm replied:

Though it may, a texture can only go so far in aiding something that doesn't look right. I don't particularly like this either, but it's an interesting idea.

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MenteR Aug 5 2011, 2:08pm replied:

here's a message i have for the sugar dude and other ones:

i find it really stupid how you guys think this doesn't fit the HL universe. what makes a strider fit in? what makes a hunter fit in? what makes a dropship fit in? a mortar synth? a gunship? a crab synth? an advisor fit in? the combine have a HUGE variety of colors and shapes in their own army because they take creature from other planets and genetically enhance them. not a single creature they have looks the same, and some don't even look like combine at all. (see the hunter for instance).

just because we're a non canon mod we can't make our own twists of the combine? we need to stay strict to what valve has shown us on raising the bar and can't come up with our own stuff? before you answer this one, i'd like to remind you that this is even based on (various) concept arts by valve: old striders, old helmets, unused synth and so on.

our team has always worked hard on pleasing all the fans and listening carefully to criticism. remember when we posted our phoenix soldier and everyone hated it, so we remade it at least twice and showed you guys work in progress? remember when we posted a bunch of concept arts for the combine guns and we let you guys choose which one would be in the game? remember all the maps that have been reposted because they were re-worked based on YOUR criticism?

we CAN'T do this for everything. and we are not going to do this for this one. it has a cool design, it has a synth feel to it. what we're going to do right now is polish it a bit, detail it more and texture it. if you liked it, that's great! if you didn't, you better get used to it, because you'll see it a bunch of times in the game.

please avoid replying to this post, it will only clog up the comments section.

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biodude Aug 5 2011, 4:00pm replied:

The upper torso and head look synthish,maybe redo the feet atleast, they dont fit with the rest of the model

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xalener Aug 15 2011, 9:32pm replied:

Design wise it's nice, but the insignia on his chest and his shoulder keeps making me think "Ben 10"

I ******* hate Ben 10.

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MisterMan123456789 Mar 22 2013, 8:16pm replied:

you do realize that insignia is on the official hl2 overwatch soldiers, right?

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TheSleepingObama Mar 2 2014, 10:42am replied:

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Phenixtri Aug 4 2011, 11:22pm says:

I really like this concept but I find it odd how it lacks any operable fingers aside from its thumbs :/ Least that's what it looks like to me. Ill be assuming that the fingers are flat against the armor plate over the hand / wrist area for now.

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MenteR Aug 4 2011, 11:44pm replied:

i can see where you're coming from but how they can operate tools quite easily with their actual "hands". and those things in their hands aren't armor plates. they're flexible. sorta hard to know that when it's untextured though.

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Phenixtri Aug 5 2011, 11:03am replied:

Ah I see now :/

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climber68 Aug 5 2011, 12:08am says:

I love it, but I'm not sure about the hands. P.S. So you aren't useing the synth blater anymore?

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biodude Aug 5 2011, 12:48am says:

Its not as bad as I first thought, when I take another glance at it, but it still looks a bit off

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jjawinte Aug 5 2011, 2:00am says:

I ******' love this piece ! Hat's off and a cookie for some fine original content. Step it up modders - this is what we need more of !

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TeH_n00b_GaMeR Aug 5 2011, 2:33am says:

gotta agree with bio, its not that bad but could be better. good work tho.

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just_call_me_G Aug 5 2011, 4:23am says:

Crab people are coming! :D

Awesome sculpting btw

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silverfang22 Aug 5 2011, 5:05am says:

I read this as "Darth Combine Soldier" XDXDXD

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CuervoSp Aug 5 2011, 5:50am says:

Really good work ;)

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Jester_6873 Aug 5 2011, 6:43am says:

i personally like it looks very organic much better and original than the old armored up enemies

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Dr.Goupyl Aug 5 2011, 7:40am says:

Metal combine enter the battle !

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Eoks Aug 5 2011, 8:55am says:

"The Empire Strikes Back"

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PurpleGaga27 Aug 5 2011, 12:27pm says:

Alien combine soldiers is a first for this HL2 mod.

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DDguy Aug 5 2011, 1:47pm says:

Finally, and god that looks epic!

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Jeffman12 Aug 6 2011, 2:07am says:


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master_oli-p Aug 7 2011, 5:13pm says:

very good, particularly like the helmet

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23-down Aug 8 2011, 8:34pm says:

Awesome work.. But I always imaginated combine different just by thinking on Advisors... So I expected them to look more Alien... None the less awesome work... This model looks very great. I can't wait to see a fully textured version of it.

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$$$killer$$$ Aug 9 2011, 10:22am says:

It looks perfect!! :D I love his feets... They look like vortigaunt's one :O

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xalener Aug 14 2011, 1:27am says:

what did he delete the other pic for?

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MenteR Aug 17 2011, 12:13pm replied:

you give us criticism, we work on the model.

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xalener Sep 14 2011, 8:29pm replied:

Still, would have been nice to keep up for a before and after :s

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Jpmerida Aug 14 2011, 8:20am says:

Now that is what I called "HeadCrab"
Just kidding, I like it =)

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the*Joker Aug 22 2011, 12:59pm says:

I'm glad your not using the Trans-Human soldiers found in Half-Life 2. Good thing you guys stick to the canon, most mods don't, so I praise you =D

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wafflewarrior7 Dec 7 2011, 10:08pm says:

I like the head- keep the eyes as only dots though, keeping it eyeless will help the overall style the character is supposed to boast- as far as I've read, anyway. I think his crabby hands are a little bit silly, and his feet aswell. Try to give it a closer-to-synth look, like stryders or even scanner drones. Some industrial metal on this character could help tie together a very combine-esque character. Definitely revise hands, though, but otherwise great job

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