Brilliant work. This mod, though it uses many standart hl resources, is giving impression of a standalone game.Perfectly directed storyline. Not stunning, cheap, but good leveldesign. Nice gameplay with many interesting features.And again yes, nice way to use good old Smod.
At first it seemed amazing,just because of the fact that the weapons felt really strong and good.But as I walk my way through this mod,having almost no idea where to go and what to do,while most of my "teammates" were being killed...
The mapping was somewhere between average and good,but mostly big and empty which is a bad combination for a mod!
But it also was fun and I enjoyed pretty much of it!Oh and I don't understand if the crouching was intended to be that way,or it was some sort of bug...
Very fun game in terms of going into the details of managing your kingdom in an RTS - you get to control production from end to start, without it being too micro and dumb.
The combat aspect is a bit lacking, your NPCs have little discipline and can't do formations or anything else.
Looking at my last review, and I realize that I was stupid.
I finally got time to play this mod again, and I must say it's amazing! I'm not gonna write a huge review, you just have to know that this mod is a must play! :)
I can honestly say, having now spent a ridiculous number of hours on this game, that it is worthy of the 10's that you see posted here.
True, the graphics are not DX11, but I only care about one thing: is it fun.
The gameplay scales well, it is endlessly replayable, the graphics are varied and well done, and it is as in-depth a game as one might wish for without getting bogged down in pointless details (MOO3 anyone?).
This game evokes the quality and attention that USED to exist in games (SirTech, SSI, Black Isle... I'm talking about you). Clearly, this developer cared about their game and were not fettered by draconian publishers (Activision, Ubisoft, EA... I'm talking about you).
If you like grand-scale strategy and building massive armies to crush your foes, but don't mind learning through your failures, this game is for you.
A classic that blends the detail of older games with the accessibility of modern OS's.