Titan: XCIX is a first person adventure that takes place aboard the ill fated star ship of the same name. When an accident rips apart a lone ship on a routine mission, the crew find themselves fighting for survival, and each other in a unique Single Player experience, that's been in the making for the past two years. Developed single handedly by Robin "IZaNaGI" Molde (Jailbreak!: Source, Survival Mod II for JK:JA), Players will face many challenges that will test their brains rather than their trigger fingers. Requires Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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7 TheUnabridgedGamer

Dec 8th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Titan: XCIX

Graphics: 8/10
Sounds and Voice Overs: 7/10
Story: 6/10
Puzzles: Easy
Playability: Moderate
Replayability: Low
Fun: Average

After you've started the game, the story takes a little while to pick up, and the worst part of it all is when your friend Mag dies--not because he didn't see it coming, not because he didn't have time to respond, but because the story didn't allow for it so he just does. After that, things begin to improve as you help the entertaining-yet-annoying Lizzard (that's his last name), and puzzles start being of more or less the Dues Ex variety (except there's only one way to solve them). When the game really outdoes itself and kicks *** is when you have to protect a power cell from falling into water. That, combined with a unique boss fight, and a space walk that shows the nearby moon and does a great deal of atmospheric build up, made me finally start to get immersed in the game. Then, it ended with a cutscene that I hope will be converted into being an actually playable segment.

The nitpick-you don't necessarily have to read this:

The "help" system that explains what different things are often times actually distracts you early on to things that aren't even necessary (Why do I need to have you tell me a pipe is a pipe? And why do I need to be told that I shouldn't be messing with a server room or need to be explained that a piece of equipment hanging half-way out of the wall is malfunctioning). Also, the weird smiley-face messages from "the ship" break immersion almost always. Yes the smiley-face messages are helpful when you're stuck, but if you want to offer help could it be via the ship's AI giving you suggestions or from the character himself (who's already clearly got a voice actor). Invisible walls pop far too often early on and break the immersion further (let us die every once and a while, it's an adventure game) Lastly -- let us carry more than one tool at one time

PsiSkyCor says
9 PsiSkyCor

Nov 27th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Hopefully, a Part 2 will be coming soon. An overall great mod, good voice acting, and great utilization of the source engine. Wish it was a bit longer, but the trip was short and sweet.

jbblankenship98 says
10 jbblankenship98

Nov 23rd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

this was by far one of the best mods i have ever played. it has an awesome twist at the end that im not giving away. i hope there is a part 2. keep up the good work

subsider34 says
10 subsider34

Nov 22nd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

With an intricate story, great voice acting, and varied levels and challenges, Titan: XCIX is one of the best mods for any game that I've ever had the pleasure of playing. I can't wait for Episode 2!

Guacho says
9 Guacho

Nov 17th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

gud gem

FlynnTaggert says
10 FlynnTaggert

Nov 15th, 2011 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

I enjoyed this mod. There are parts that were not so sophisticated, but overall a good job.

Nice.C says
10 Nice.C

Nov 6th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Loving the story so far. Create atmosphere (well in the ship) and mood which creates great characters.
Level is desgin is good, though slow but I imagine that was for effect.
Looks like a great mod and will keep my eye on it.

jkrigelman says
9 jkrigelman

Oct 29th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Well done mod. No noticable glitches or bugs. Voice acting was a little awkward at times but still good. Info points were a good idea and the inner hrm and ah of the main character was a nice touch.

boonenoob says
10 boonenoob

Oct 26th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

One of the best mods I have ever played. Good job! Can't wait for the next part!

xxx.xxx.xxx says
6 xxx.xxx.xxx

Oct 24th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Well the Mod looks great and you can easily tell it has lots
of work put into it, it's a shame though that hard work can go
to waste if you don't know what you are doing exactly.

The voicework is fairly good as is the leveldesign for most
parts, the problem is with the story (System Shock 2 anyone ??).
I think the story suffers from jumping from one point to another.
I couldn't really connect with the characters in the game, and the
storytelling is a bit too dramatic for me to believe, it wanted to
connect to me but it just didn't.

The Mod deserves to be played though, just so you can see the amount of work put into it.
Better luck with Episode 2 though...

Try the Mod here: Moddb.com

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