this mod is a fantastic experience combining a whole new half life experience and easy to learn game mechanics and considerable playablity using the half life 2 engine it is a great mod for all horror survival fans out there
now heres the but
this mod after waiting so long for the development i dont think fully delivered what everyone expected
Music was a little bad overall but some tracks were nice
the cluttered controls were also difficult besides there easiness to learns
Melee weapons were useless
Some monster sounds weren't too good
Confusing map design
Maps were WAY too dark (particularly the forest)
The boss was not fun and too hard
Health was way too scarce
now First, I had played Nightmare House series and Cry of Fear before, so I will make a little comparison between these horror mods.
Grey has two story modes to complete.
Normal mode has nothing interesting to say. This is just a dumbed down version of the hardcore campaign.
I really want to skip the whole part if I could.
There are few good puzzles around, but there are also a lot of nonsense periods.
A path will always open behind you without any clues or sounds.
It's a very frustrating experience.
The Hardcore mode has a better design in every way, and you don't make the same mistakes again.
That's the spirit behind the Grey.
I am very interesting to play mistake series after I played Grey.
Grey has great props, weapon models and animations.
Levels are very beautiful too, but it feels more like NH2 than CoF.
The combat isn't fun because there are a lot of monsters are scripted.
Most of them guards a specific position.
The Hints tell you to search the side rooms and escape from the monsters.
That's not totally true in this case.
Most of them are staying in a tiny alley or a room.
You have to fight them back without a choice.
The rewards are usually useless in the hardcore mode.
Prepare to crash a hunderd of empty boxes and find a few batteries.
Yeah finished it, I must say I enjoyed this in some parts, but there are many flaws.
What becomes to atmosphere I like how it starts, but lacks atmosphere really quickly and you don't have boxlight in every map and you must always use that because if you don't it's pitch black in many corners and places, it's annoying. Not good.
Scares yeah couple nice, but too many "jumpy fest scares too" and so oveused ones too. Nice try anyway.
Mapping is good nothing really fancy, but it's fairly done some rooms are little empty and less detailed and someone are really gorgeous ones only few what I explored. I know it's a nightmare, but order to go places doesn't make sense always.
Billboards and particle effects are very good in this I must say. You really put effort on them many billboard looked really good and i was satisfied. Nice!
Story yeah pretty basic, but not bad maybe little more work with the storytelling because there is not much story to tell.
Puzzles are good, but way too many crowbar scripts someones are new to me, but some puzzles gets a little old and it's missing originality too and imagination. Key hunting repeating that's a fail. In next story use more time to create and spending time to make something super awesome.
Overall I give you 6 out of 10 because it lacks in some places and some moments are pretty unpredictable.
Billboards and effects: 8/10
I'm not judging only just giving hints too. Anyways I enjoyed it, not rushed one.
I like it but four this price i think that it needs some more work . I like the ships an the way you play the game but the laser fire from the ships needs to be change i dosent look good an i like to see more factions. But iam still a fan :) good work
This mod has so many great ideas and is executed beautifully. With the five additional factions with diverse stregths and weaknesses you can now create a more unstoppable force than you ever could on native. There is also a good deal of new items which I always see as a bonus. There is also a new backstory menu in which you can now choose which religion you are, where in the five new factions you were born as well as the original options. You may also create you own banner in case none of the native ones were doing anything for you. All in all if you pass this mod up you will sorely regret it.
This mod at first, gives the ilusion of having a pretty simple story, but then unexpectantly changes into something a lot deeper and thought provoking than you might think.
The story is very criptic and full of twists, which will leave you puzzled but eager for more.
The combat is on par with Half-life 2 (Which isn't neccessaryly a good thing) but the combat in this is very well timed and the game uses it to punctuate tense moments in the story.
There are a few bugs, but they arn't game ruining.
It ends perfectly, leaving you thinking.
Your dark forest map is really impressive! The idea with cemetery though is too mainstream, but it did work! The line is pretty interesting, I really like it when I suddenly found myself in an unknown place and all that...well, thanks again!!!
I wish the mod was longer in general; and as the mapping is cool and if you keep it up in the way it is now - you'll definetely succeed!!! THANK YOU!
Seen tons of progress over the past year.
Finally bought it last week.
Only issue is that it gets too easy once you get strong enough.
Easy to mod stuff in so essentially extreamly gamer friendly.