The graphics, interface and sound place my thoughts back to picking up an old game boy. It captures that essence nicely.
Unfortunately, the controls are a let down. They are unintuitive and a bit buggy. Why give the option to do something in a menu, but you can't actually use it? I think that this would be a good game provided there was more polish to the controls.
The only good thing about this game is the presentation. The rest is a cliched use of notes and a over done enemy type that doesn't even run when trying to catch the player. By the away, not allowing the player to run in a chase is anti-climatic...
Beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. This mod really stands out in the first place in the Design category. If this would have been ~2 hours longer, I would've happily paid money for it. All the focus on the details of the environment really helped me to immerse myself as the main character. The love for creating things really was flooding out of this mo... no, this experience. Even if the majority of this game was spent in the cottage, it was well-made enough to resist the need of varying environments. And he best thing in this? There was no unnatural things! Everything was real!
And this is why this is the best mod of early 2013.
Congratulations. You deserve all this.
From the PR Nightmare the blundering developers turned the first game into, to the obvious lies about using a new engine and graphics (They don't appear to know what a graphics engine is in the first place; nothing they're using is new by the by), this game is an eyesore upon the market and has enough lies written across it to place it in the hall of shame with War Z.
Don't buy it. Save yourself the money and avoid the balance issues, the mind-numbing bugs, and the terrible gameplay.
Dedication to historical accuracy (Something I especially love as a historian) - knowledgable and helpful modding crew - fantastic gameplay - more units than one can even use at times - and it looks absolutely beautiful. Very possibly the best mod I've ever played for any game. Ever.
A great mod with an interesting spin on the half-life universe. Playing through the story felt like it was a full fledged expansion to half-life. If your looking for a different take on the events of Black Mesa you should check this one out.