Even though this is just a mod running on a REALLY old version of the Source engine. It would make it into my TOP FIVE favorite games. Seriously! I started playing this back in April 2010 and still love it. The ingenious gameplay and inventive features. This mod is certainly worth your time and then some. The fact that the skill of the ZM can drastically effect the difficulty of the match, certainly gives you an experience that keeps you on your toes throughout! 10/10
The engine is decent if you want "flashy" graphics, yet the engine is one of the most buggy engines I've ever used in my opinion. The online multiplayer is unstable, the engine freezes constantly, the physics are jumpy, the AI is bad(In my opinion, worse than the ID tech engine they based it on.)and finally, the security features are lacking almost completely.
I think the team did wonderful. It gave me all of the nostalgia from Tiberian Sun, and added some new features as well. I was really impressed with the amount of detail that BHP did, considering I feel that is one of the things that APB is missing. I'm looking foward to superweapons and the new vehicles being added.
This game is not worth getting the weapon and armor upgrade and the bat will kill me right off the bat (42 to 46 damage points) at like... level 9. The guy in the forest said that it is a lot of struggle running a weapon shop in the wild and he's trying to charge me 350 gold pieces for both sword and armor, which totals up to 700. Seriously, game!? You are trying to make a profit from those who are struggling to make money during 100+ battles? I've been trying to earn as much gold as I can but I only get like 1 to 4 gold per battle in the overworld. Plus, 30 gold is not worth paying for Cure 2 to restore more HP. Plus, I don't like the sound when entering the battle as it hurts my ears a little. Last, but not least, it would be nice to add a config menu while in the in-game menu, so I don't have to save and quit to make some changes.
In the positive side, the gameplay is very easy to play and the graphics is not that bad.
Had I not being so negative, I would have giving it an 8 out of 10 for being a JRPG game, which I really like, but I'd rather give it a 4 out of 10 due to my struggling with this game. Perhaps this game is in par with Final Fantasy 1 for the NES when it comes to level grinding? Going from 2 points of damage to 42-46 is way too extreme, but I am able to progress through the game of Final Fantasy, but for Monster 1, progression will take hours to get through the game.
If you love to do a lot of level grinding like me, this game is for you, but you'll need to do a lot of money grinding to buy the armor first for 350 gold pieces.
I might update the review once I got the sword and armor but it will take a lot of time.
A good beginning for a decent mod. The map is well realised, and the factions are thought out nicely. Only gets a six at this point in time because of some bugs, chiefly missing files for some armours and weapons, and more importantly there are some interiors missing that crash the game. Would love to see this mod developed further, perhaps with some of the features the well known floris mod.