The Citizen is set parallel to the events of the original Half-Life 2. The player takes the role of an ordinary man, pushed over the edge by the oppressive regime controlling his life. His home trashed, his family dead, The Citizen leaves his apartment for the last time. He seeks new friends, and a way to help the human resistance to smash the iron grip of the Combine. What follows is a winding tale of betrayal, determination and grief. Many obstacles lie in his path which require a sleek combination of agility, stealth, intelligence, and sheer violence to overcome
I loved this mod, even had a funny moment with a glitch when a guy got stuck in a door that was supposed to close and therefor stopped the story! Nothing a quick reload doesnt fix.
For a free mod I wasn't really expecting much, but I was blown away by a proper campaign with an actual story!
I liked most of this mod, some parts did feel a little bit out of place or poor, but for the most part it was an enjoyable ride and it ate up 3 hours of my time so I can't really complain!
However the voice acting was poor and didn't do the best job at keeping me engaged, but I did stick with it. The G-Man felt out of place and it was surprising to see him in the game.
Overall: 8/10. Good mod, held back because of poor voice acting, but overall it was enjoyable.
EDIT: I played this on a 2014 machine running Windows 10, from what I've been reading it seems like you think it is unplayable, but I managed it by using the 2010 patch and I didn't have any problems whatsoever!
Nothing absolutely astonishing
nice mod m8 is gud and nice very guudd and niiice
is gud you will like is so gud you vomit
and then you poo out hl3 and gaben steals it and calls it his own
I liked the mod. It has few open spaces but is well set to the theme of citizen guerrillas.
Best Mod Ever
Oh Dear... if there is anything that made me more excited to play this, it wasn't the premise. I found it has potential, but its the reviews everywhere that made me think this was going to be revolutionary. As someone who's play alot of great hl1 mods I have high hopes for hl2 ones particularly ones with a dev team of more than one or two people. This really isn't what I was expecting.
The reason why HL2 worked well as a story is because it didn't feel the need to provide regular dialogue to the player instead if did what HL1 did and told the story through gameplay through the majority of it. Here we have a constant re-affirmation as to what your doing next. Here it kinda felt grating having to listen to the dialogue which amounts to just that. And when it isn't standard context, like the resistance speech on heroically taking on the Combine to assassinate Breen, it just feels flat. Like nothing we haven't heard of before and we just have to sit through it.
The difficulty is a tad on the easier side much like the original HL2. We fight mostly Combine but I expected this. If I had to make a recommendation, its to skip this and play the sequel instead or play this after you've already played all the good stuff. It'll feel less of a big deal by then.
+Level design was decent for the most part, locations are what you'd expect. Mostly just City17 alleyways, houses and underground areas.
-The story, If you can call it a "story". More like just a bunch of stuff happens and Breen gets away as expected.
The storyline and setting do match HL2 and City 17. The things that I didn't really like were the voice acting and some of the maps. Sometimes the voice acting was good, and some were mediocre. such as Larry, who I believe didn't show much emotion in his dialogue. The map design sometimes didn't match the City 17 feel, like the library thing, where you had to go undercover in, and I felt that it barely resembled anything in City 17. But overall, I liked the mod, and I recommend getting it.
This mod is amazing, stunning great! fantastic! no words fit this mod. You'll see as the game starts slow to progress into insane awesomeness! This mod blows your mind almost enough to make you think Valve made it themselves, trust me when i say this is worth it because Part II is 30.000 times better!
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