For what it is..... it does it well. Its simplistic approach and multiple choice style game play kept me on my guard the entire time. It was creepy but not scary. I think its on the cusp of being a great game with a little more being added but overall a great job benjamin rivers and Co. Watch my play through of it on youtube if you like
*** MY review about this mod: ***
+ Graphics and textures are great
+ The Weather system is AMAZING
+ The sound effects are one of the best around
- NO STARVATION?
- DUMB ENEMIES?
- HALF-LIFE SOUNDS?
I've been playing for 14 hours, I'm almost beating the game in the Master difficulty and the Food/Starvation icon appeared only once in the game. AND IT WAS GREEN. Dark Valley seems a walk in the park since Bandits are totally blind. When you put the SEVA Suit on, the very same warning sound from the HEV Suit from Half-Life plays "Automatic medical systems engaged" This was RIDICULOUS. It broke up immersion. Other minor letdown include: 9x39 ammunition found easily, the Repair kit is awkward and confusing to use.
This Mod is worth a try, but it will disappoint the hardcore S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fan as it makes the gameplay way too easy.
The premise is pretty solid for the most part.
The game's premise is that you're with a rescue team dispatched to investigate a base with the personal that has mysteriously disappeared after a comn failiure. You soon find out that this place has gone through complete hell and you're team is decimated to the point where you're the only surivior and must find a way to escape the threat has killed your team, the personal, and soon you.
That's not bad set up at all! You really get the feeling of isolation that character is going through after everything goes south in this horror game. The monster is pretty creative and the atmosphere is definitly a thumbs up all the way through! The puzzles are innovative as well as the gameplay. One of the best parts is that there aren't any jump scares from what I've seen! That makes the experience all the more horrifying without those crappy cop outs.
This mod is above average and is enjoyable (Although not as good as say Nightmare House 2). The ending however kills some of the value. You think that with something this good and building up very well, we'd get a satisfying, conclusive ending...we do not. Instead we get the map, bomb blows you up, you die, game over. WTF?! Is that even an ending to begin with?! It seemed like the game just stopped and refused to go on after that point. Its downright LAZY and slap in the face to those who wanted an actual ending! Everything you do in the game becomes IRRELEVANT at that point!
Had the ending not been so abrupt and complete ******** than this game would've been an eight or nine but a 7/10 is the final score for me. I'd reccomend it if you want a scary experience which I definitly had (for the most part). But if abrupt and lazy endings bother you (As in there isn't an ending at all), pass on it because this game has no ending.
It's 40K: Apocalypse for PC. The scope of the battles is grand and awesome The dedication shown by the team is astounding, and I hope they continue developing such a brilliantly-thought-out mod that serves as both wish fulfillment for us 2000+ point'ers and is still (getting to be) balanced enough to preserve tactical integrity.
Okay, I don't want to offend the creators of this game in any way but this mod was very dissapointing. Grey is not a very good mod at all. For a mod that's been anticipated for three years and has been in development for that tiime, you would expect a great story, great characters, beautiful atmosphere, and a balanced enemy system.
Sadly, this mod falls in almost every aspect. For one the story (what little there is) has been done a million times. A guy slowly goes insane, he wakes up and the entire town is empty. Anyone hear Cry of Fear in this? Anyway, the story is pretty lackluster and not much originality was put into it. The character Grey himself isn't someone we'd relate with much. We don't even know alot about, however the voice acting is pretty ok except it could've been better in a few parts but the voice actor nails it when it comes to emotions.
The atmosphere is also pretty scary and nails the tone of this game...for a whole ten minutes! As the game progresses, the game gets less and less scary! And that's NOT a good thing when you're supposed to be playing a survival horror game. The enemies are RIDICULOUSLY difficult to kill and your melee weapons don't do jack to them unless you have patience for hitting the easiest enemy in the game over a million times.
The guns don't do much either as you'd probably waste your enitre pistol on one enemy and enemies can kill you pretty quickly. Health is scarce as hell and when you do find it, it doesn't replenish either as a reward for going on a scavenger hunt just to replenish it after fighting a basic enemy earlier. Bottom line, the weapons for the most part are useless.
Overall Score: 2/10
Had this game been given more thought and effort, Grey could've been much better but I can't recommend this mod to anyone unless you're willing to sit through the issues. If you want to, give a playthrough, if the same things that annoy you bug me as well, I say give a pass.
Ambience is good, and the enviorment is nice as well, but the jump scare's and the ghostly images are too poor. Seemed like cutting corners. Spend more time on making a 3D model of something, or some sort of smokey figure as opposed to images.