I will list all the problems in order. At first, 9 HP? I got killed by the antlion the first time! I then remembered where it was, so I killed it. Then there is the boat. It makes no sense on how to get through it. I tried climbing on things but that did not work. This was the 1st time I used noclip. I got into the field where the Antlions were, but I couldn't understand how to get through it. I went one way, and the ground collapsed, and it looked very odd. I went through the Antlion nest, then when I got out, I tried to get to the Depot, but I couldn't find a way. I tried one way, and it killed me. Just block it off! You do not have to put #trigger_hurt everywhere! I got mad at that part, then I used noclip a 2nd time. I got on top of a hill, and then the Combine started shooting me. I killed them, went across, and then there was a Gunship that I could not kill with 3 rockets, people shooting me, and a bunch of annoying obstructions. I attempted to run from it, but then I fell into another #trigger_hurt. At that point, I was tired of using noclip, so I stopped. There are 2 problems with the game itself, one being that the map takes a long time to load when I die (I die a TON in this mod), and two is that it is not fun at all. I could have more fun shooting NPCs in Garry's Mod.
TL;DR: This mod is extremely mediocre.
I love this mod because it allows me to be the commander of the great armies of Middle earth. I love when i have the time to play it. But i have noticed problems because it works for a while and then 3 days later i can't do any battles, i have had this problem before and i think i solved it but it comes back again and again. Overall, though, This game is the best mod.
Great Mod, can't wait to see it out of the beta stage. Most maps are pretty big in size, a definite bonus. My favorite aspect of this mod, other than the gas/gas masks, is how the machine gunners must set up their MG08 or Lewis gun on a fixed position to fire; this allows for machine gun teams and all sorts of realistic battle strategies that make this Mod what it is.
Keep up the great work guys!
This mod is really good in a few ways, the most obvious is the visual and audio design. Its so creepy and grimy that it really pulls you in from the get go. Hallucination/Nightmare based games are ones I've played a few of and this one here does the horror well, being based around abstract nightmarish world where you don't get to feel safe and fight creatures that could come out of anywhere. Theres a bit of space in between enemy encounters, this I quite like. Alot of horror games creators don't realize that scares are just as in important as building upto one. It's got something new for each level, so its always keeping you on your toes.
The point I think is to provide surreal like scenes and whatever happens is supposed to be symbol or representation of your characters repressed feelings and real life situations. Being able to get that kind information out of what happens is the key to making a good story, it can be a journey of self discovery... but if you don't see any of the real world you don't have the context to make sense of whats happening and thus you won't care about your character as much.
It falls into this pitfall, you are in the real world in the beginning (or so it seems) but you don't see any people, and it goes on like this till the end. Theres about 2 times where you do go back into the real world but it once again has no people beside yourself and only gives vague hints as to what happened.
You can break boxes although some boxes don't break which is a bit jarring for a hl2 mod. The games also relentlessly difficult (eventhough you fight a small number enemies) they have quite a bit of health (even guns aren't effective) and the amount of health you find is very very scarce. Even the hospital level only has 1 medkit cabinet yet you can find ammo for all the weapons *facepalm.
Its also not very long although its not necessarily short though, I would say maybe just over a hour for me.
Higher difficulty adds new enemies & different encounters
An awesome mod, but like most of the leak chapters (I know this has been re-made to be like the concept art), it doesnt give too much direction from where to go.
Atmosphere is awesome. i have lost the count about how many times i have stopped to look at the razortrain passing trough that station, it was really wonderful.
I expected a jeep part somehow, but that hasnt got in.
I will give it an 8/10 because we dont have enough leak released mods and because the atmosphere really captures the valve artstyle.