Poor resource system and a very long build time for units ruin this game. The combat and other game mechanics like transports and unit training are very well made. Units on transports can fire at enemies if they have ranged weapons. Unit training is also interesting, you select one of three units and customize them to your situation. You can equip weapons and shields and ranged weapons. The resource system is very bad however. Gold is used to train and build structures and units. Only a limited amount of workers can use a gold mine which limits your income. Food is required to supply your troops but you cannot trade food for gold. Gold mines also have a limited supply so eventually you will run out of resources to build troops.
Personally I think that the mod looks awesome. You can see all the hard work done for it. It works pretty well exept for one thing, spawns. You should really think spawning places again, couple of runs and you know exactly where your opponent is going to spawn. Got 50 kill streak on Bespin by just standing on the enemys spawn and electrocuting them.
A very fun and addicting experience that I much prefer over HL2: Deathmatch.
The creation of forts using the blocks you are given challenges the mind to go wild and create what ever the user wishes. Because of this, source forts is never the same game twice. There's always new strategies to try out within each map.
It's disappointing to see almost all textures reused from Half-Life 2 in these maps however. I understand it's based in the same universe and can't really complain but more original textures and maybe even character models would make this mod stand out from the rest of the Half-Life based mods out there.
With that said, it has been a long time since I last played the mod so it could have improved on my outdated impression.
In the end, it's worth the time investment but from what I gather from various people on the mod's main page, there seems to be no servers which is a shame. :(
Interesting, to say the least.
I just felt that Heart of Evil has no place on the source engine. Granted, it's fun interacting with the environment and the ragdolls are a nice edition, but it just looks... ugly.
I can see that the port took a lot of work to accomplish, but I'd rather stick with the original heart of evil.
But that doesn't mean you shouldn't overlook this mod, give this a try for the porters and curiosities sake, it's not terrible and it can be interesting playing through HoE once again in Source.
Mind numbingly stupid scientist slaughter.
But the creative death traps and humorous postmortems (Astronaut Jim had a close encounter XD ) plus the awesome special effects make this a must play for all you sadistic gamers out there who need to leave their brain at the door every once in a while :D
Well, this is the most awesome mod I've ever played.
Even though you used Amnesia's standard content, you managed to make a totally fresh experience.
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The way you made the alien world is simply amazing. Beatiful landscapes for HPL2, and the mechanics you thought of, simply amazing.
It's hard to explain.
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Really, good job. I am looking forward to more of your work(If you'll make more)
I have to say, I wasn't very impressed with this. The story was uninteresting, the fact that I had to lug the jeep around was annoying, the writing was sub-par (I mean, seriously, nobody in the HL2 universe actually called G-Man "G-Man", so why would Gordon know?), and keycard missions are just boring.
However, it did get good during the hallucination sequence. I really enjoyed what you did for that part, and I think that if you guys put yourselves to it you could make an entire game out of that, and it would be glorious because it actually was creepy, unexpected and weird.
All-in-all, a sub-par little adventure with an above average section towards the end.
I recently obtained Doom 3 because I already heard of this up coming mod. Basically I bought it to play this mod. And oh boy, this is definitely Hexen. The quality is absurdly good and not only that it re-creates the atmosphere of the old classic Hexen series. I my self who enjoyed Hexen as a child in the past couldn't ask for more.
It scares me that this is just a demo, and it is most likely just a little sneak peek as to what is going to come. This modification is going to blow us all away and I look forward for the full retail version.
The only problem I encountered in the demo so far was that I accidently died forcing me to play it all over again. But this has already been mentioned by a previous reviewer. I also seem to walk straight to doors before they are even opened. Despite these little flaws it is worth the effort for downloading and I personally will keep my eyes peeled for updates and news regarding this modification.
I thank the team which is working on this more than a thousand times. And you may expect many players to enjoy this as much as I do.
Zombie Panic: Source is a great Zombie VS Survivor game that really delivers the goods!
The game controls are a little bit advanced compaired to other zombie shooters on the market. But with a little time and dedication towards learning the controls you're soon learn that this game only gets better when you delve into it.
This game is just hands down awesome!