You are to be "Grobuskna Vladinov" a detective who has been tracking retired Nazi officers who are still breathing freely. His family got executed during the second world war, and recently he found out who did it, his name is "Dr. Schienzel" and he lives deep inside "Forest swastika" in Germany, he was Josef Mengele's secret right hand, he helped him with his inhumane treatments and experiments on the human body. Now Grobuskna is to get to his location, and you are going to decide what will happen next!
The forgotten ones was a horrible mod. It was very bland, empty and boring. The size of the mod was 2GB with 90% of them was unused models and textures. The length was a mere 30 minutes game play at most. The only positives I can say would be the ideas implemented into it.
The game play was a basic run and shoot broken up by badly made cut scenes and voice acting. Whenever you pressed the use button on something that wasn't interactive you would say annoying lines and if it was you'd say "hell yeah". View bobbing proved to be annoying as it shook the screen as if you were on a pivot. However bad the maps did look they were very interesting to search around excluding the "scary moments".
The visuals weren't anything new. The maps were bare and repetitive. They were in no way realistic as the heights and dimensions were way off. When a horror moment appeared the screens colour would turn green and orange; annoying and in no way "scary". Although the maps didn't seem to have any errors
Overall, this is a very boring mod. It could be used as a test but nothing more. I rate this a 2/10 and recommend you avoid playing unless very VERY drunk.
My advice for the creator-
-Stop being so lazy and take your time.
-Learn more about the source engine
-Playtest HEAVILY and practice on a single map.
-Make it more of a survival mod with less ammo since it's too easy.
-You could combine all the maps into one with good optimisation as it would be easier and less distracting from the atmosphere because the loading ruins it.
-Remove the bobbing, I cannot stress this enough!
-The maps seem very repetitive, try adding different props
I understand this is a Beta and understand it can be improved heavily.
Also, sorry for the harsh review D:
I've been looking forward to this mod because it looked interesting. Yesterday I was happy to see it released, so I spent about 2 hours downloading it.
The first thing I found out was the fact that the game always resets my controls settings which is bloody annoying. After many tries I finally managed to force my own settings by editing the config file.
The next thing I noticed was the horrible voiceacting with strong fake Russian accents. As such I'd be expecting Russians to be listening to Russian songs rather than German songs. That's just a detail though.
The design of maps sometimes seems quite strange for some reason. For example, the city at the beginning looks very unnatural. The second map is much better.
Now that I mentioned the second map, I can describe my experience. Driving is quite fun, I admit. But the fact that the game already crashed at those public toilets was annoying. Thankfully, it wasn't so far from the beginning.
So I started again and avoided the toilets, just in case. I reached a small house with some items and a savebook inside.
I saved my game in case the game crashed again. And it did, because I changed my video settings to lower AA since the mod suffers from bad FPS.
I launched the game again just to find out my saves were gone. I thought it was actually the crash that had caused it, so I got to that point and saved again.
I restarted the game to make sure it worked. It did not. The saves simply aren't there.
That makes me assume that I've got to beat the mod in one sitting, which is in no way appealing to me.
EDIT: Settings, saves and the bathroom crash seem to be fixed. The fix came out quite fast too, which confirms that the author really tries to make it all nice and smooth. Carry on like this and your mod could be a gem one day.
Hi predator, i appreciate the time you took in this mod, and all the new textures and such, but their are still big problems.
1. No directions whatsoever- I literally walked for 45 min. not knowing where to go.
2. voice acting- voices are tough to understand,so subtitles are always enabled for me :(
3. Ai trouble- So many Ai spawn on the streets, it gets laggy and they all cluster together, looking awkward.
once again,i think this mod is fine, it just has some things that need to be sorted out;)
sorry it was not too long there was only no joke 5 fast zombies and 4 normal zombies not too much for a zombie game the voice acting could be better. and the fact that this is a Nazi well you could work on that it took 30 minutes to beat. sorry for if it is too harsh but the next one V2 LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER
Well, this was a pretty interesting mod, the lovely German and Russian WW2 weapons reminded me a lot to another great HL1 mod called "The Gate" which I hope the 2nd source version of this one coming soon...
Anyway I think this mod is a great total conversion, as some reviewer said, it had the all time old school atmosphere of adventure total conversion from HL1, but I guess some of HL1 total conversions are better in gameplay terms than this one.
Now, the main flaws I see in the implementation of this mods are that well, is horrendously influenced by CRY OF FEAR mod in the whole structure, I mean, items management and stupid fix save games zones, those stupid books!! In my opinion that's the main weak point in here, HL2 engine is just not suitable for that kind of gameplay so just allow the quick saves f6 key it'll be perfect especially when you have to do a lot of backtrack in the main central part of the mod, that's Scheinzel's mansion.
Also balance of the combat and exploring part is another down point for this mod, as it feels just overwhelmed with some enemies in some parts and just too damn empty of them in other parts..
Finally, some points about the story are kind of a joke. I mean, to name swastika forest to the place where the mansion is, is just stupid, and I didn't understood why the story of the mod is located still in Europe?? Better place it in South America like Brazil or Argentina, as many Nazi main commanders ran away there at the end of WW2... This details are just big stupid flaws in the story plot.
But overall we have the classic cool aspects of a classic survival horror mod, a clichéd story of a lunatic commander of some war experimenting with people, monster abominations impeding your way to kill the big bad guy, and some cool scary moments involving dark places as hell.
In conclusion play this mod as it's cool but be warned you have to backtrack a lot search for items and press lots of buttons.
With the version that works, I'd give it an 8/10. I liked a lot of the music choice, the game was atmosphereic, and I liked a lot of the map designs. The part the made me give it an 8 instead of a 10 is the gameplay seemed a bit clunky and difficult.
If you are struck by a monster, you can no longer run, and are practically forced into taking the rest of their blows until you die. So, you end up having to avoid taking any hits at all most of the time.
But overall, good mod!