In Rebellion, you play as Mandella, colonel in the Confederation, a powerful military force. At the beginning, you explore the mothership as you're asked by admiral Spade to attend your briefing. You'll discover that you're part of the first attack wave sent to storm Tor29, a little colony lost in the Nephele system. Accompanied by your best friend, major Threepwood, you'll face an oddly weak resistance. Why does the Confederation unleash its wrath on a colony that is clearly of no match? What hides behind this conflict driven by doubtful justifications? These obscure reasons are not to please you and Threepwood. Will you carry on following blindly an authority fouled by power and arrogance? Or will you break your former links and embrace a cause that seems fairer to you, however desperate it may be? Maybe these are favourable times for... Rebellion.
While it's a joyous romp with plenty of nice details and scripted events, it ends rather abruptly with a sequel planned but ultimately scrapped with no announcement or even another word from the devs :(
Not to mention the voice-work for some characters is heavily accented to the point it's hard to hear what they are saying, especially our two main leads. Which is a shame, because it's decent for the most part.
Give this a gander, once you apply the fix that is.
Go kick some rebel butt (For as long as that lasts, anyway :) )
Overall it was a decent mod. Working with the combine on your side(allbeit a short time) was fun and for the most part the voice acting was good. There were a few drawbacks though, the level design felt somewhat bland and some of the voice actors were difficult to understand, mainly Mandera and Threepwood. The mod also ended rather abruptly and was somewhat short. It was still quite a fun mod though.
Good points: Good mapping, interesting and unique storyline, great cutscenes.
Bad Points: Voice acting was just okay. There could have been other models for the characters because I kept getting them confused with the ones from HL2. At one point it took me forever to figure out where to go.
The mod is a bit short, and it uses the character modles for some of the half-life 2 main characters but who they are different people with different names storys lines everything. At least change the modles because it is a different story. Also the voice acting is not very good for me and sounds a bit like its the same guy who is doing most of the characters. The story is actualy pretty good but ends with many unanswerd questions. The charaters themselves are pretty interesting actualy. The mod overall is very filled with action. To see a video review look up pyromancingking on Youtube. Note:This not for advertisement. This is for anybody who cares to see more into my thoughts on the mod.