Three years have passed since the events of Black Mesa. After being signed up by the G-Man, Gordon Freeman now works as a secret agent, investigating serious crimes and disturbances. Little does he know that the routine investigation of a crime scene in an abandoned mine would result in an all-out war on terrorism... Solo Operations includes: - New character skins - New textures and HUD - New weapon sounds - Over an hour of tense action and exploration - Gripping story - Highest quality level design Solo Operations. Out now!
Provides some fun for a while until the market place scene on up. It's awful and broken leading me to believe that the GameWise review on the front page was a paid review or the mod author and the reviewer were just good friends. The chopper fight was imbalanced and downright stupidly hard. The player is expected to blow up the chopper with dynamite that is stationary around the market, what a joke! The mapping was sub-par at best. Some maps were nice, but most were just terrible. Also, why are all the hostages just Security Guards and Scientists? They could have at least taken the time to reskin them.
It's awful good at trying to seem important with the constant objective updates that highlight the obvious, the level design is obviously not really good, like at all. It started to get a little better towards the end but then it takes a nose dive again. I would say for the combat it was quite tough there in the market place. But upto that point it was quite mediocre. There is one consistent thing that is a positive and thats the colour scheme being blueish and greyish, and it keeps that even when the textures change a bit through out the mod.
Its ending was really quite boring and impossible fighting that chopper and dying, in fact the market place key does not work and requires no clipping through.. so its unfinished mod basically.
Lots of the models are just reskinned, for example the Crowbar has a black color instead of the red one from Half Life. Same thing for the terrorists, strangely they are wearing soldier's clothes and their weapons are MP5, which is strange because terrorists usually use AK-47s. The mapping is very basic, the only nice part was in the city, but it was too small and the helicopter battle at the ending has a lot of bugs. You don't have any weapons to fight the helicopter and if you destroy it there is no ending cutscenes/credits.
Solo operations trys its hardest to be an incredible HL1 mod. But it fails to bring any entertainment. At least the gameplay was semi entertaining. But that's not saying much. Overall, i would think twice before playing this because IMO it's not worth a download.