Paranoia - it is a our single-player modification for Half-life. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...
Całkiem udana mieszanka FPS-u z elementami survival horroru z bardzo ładną grafiką na silniku Xash3D. Szkoda, że takie krótkie - ukończyłem grę zaledwie w jeden wieczór. Kolejnym mankamentem gry jest jej długość, choć to bardziej spowodowane jest tym, że pierwotnie była tylko modyfikacją do Half-Life'a. Nie ma tutaj co prawda takiego klimatu zaszczucia przez potwory i grozy jak na przykład w "Afraid of Monsters Director's Cut", ale fragmenty w podziemnym kompleksie miejscami potrafią nieco przyprawić o ciary, zwłaszcza kiedy mamy do czynienia z genetycznie zmodyfikowanymi żołnierzami Spetsnazu czy też wyglądającymi jak zombie nieudanymi ofiarami eksperymentów. Warstwa muzyczna jest ambientowa, czyli w chwilach walki włącza się nam ostry rock, zaś inne brzmienia w chwilach bez walki potrafią nam nieco przyspieszyć bicie serca. Ogólnie gra na plus, tylko mogłaby być odrobinę dłuższa. Bardzo polecam i liczę, że dwójka będzie co najmniej ze dwa razy dłuższa niż jedynka. Pozdrowienia dla całej ekipy tworzącej ten projekt.
The first release of this long-awaited HL1 mod in 2007 blew me away. The level detail is still stunning even seven long years later!
The models are very articulate, the sound is engaging, the atmosphere is foreboding, the action is stellar, everything about this mod speaks volumes in terms of quality for such an old engine!
Play the game release, it's one hell of a ride! :)
I enjoyed the **** out of this mod.
Even though the first "training" missons were confusing a bit (No sing where to go, just find it yourself), if you get through this, you find a great game, that... doesnt last long and its a huge shame, because i've had a lot of fun with it!
Except for the crashes.... on my notebook with Win7 it was crashing almost everytime 5 secs after loading screens :/
But if you need to get yourself something good to play for about 45 minutes, download this, its worth it.
A very nice mod, BUT it could have been better. First of all, I just don't like the horror atmosphere of the mod (it was quite good, and scary too, but I'd really prefer a mod where you fight humans !). Like Cry of Fear, in my opinion this mod could have been better if it was a military-themed mod where you fight against humans (and not undead monsters). But apart from this, it was quite nice. Great weapons, good improvements to the engine, nice aiming system, good mapping and an interesting story. My only complaints are about the music! The ending suggested a sequel, and there is already one in development here in Moddb!
Paranoia is an excellent Mod i must say, though it crashes here and there ( you will have to find a way to circumvent the crashes by crouching or moving backwards into the next area)
If you like to be scared and wanted to be a russian Spetnaz agent than this Mod is for you
It feels like STALKER, but plays closer to Metro 2033. I finally get to know what it feels like to be an American playing a Russian fighting Americans, heh. The levels look great and the design is well thought out. I found the human enemies far more difficult than the monsters, which made the monsters feel less threatening. The sound effects are great, but they often get overwhelmed by the heavy metal soundtrack, which I didn't care for. I would have preferred a more subdued combat soundtrack. I like the selection of guns and some of the new game mechanics like the ballistics mask and gasmask are welcomed. It unfortunately felt too short and I ran into many CTD bugs. Regardless, this should be on your list of "must-play HL mods".