Nazi Zombies Portable is the best quake mod I've seen in a long time besides Kurok and Revamped. It has most of the feature from Nazi zombies and couple from BO zombies.
Alpha 1.0: Yay Nazi Zombies PSP oh sh*t it just crashed
Alpha 1.1: YAY less crashing!
Patch: LIGHT MAPPING?
Alpha 1.2: M@ Flamethrower crash game....
Beta 1.0: NZP MULTPLAYER
BETA 1.1: FLOPPPYY!!!!
Beta 1.2: ThE SCREENIS LOOK SO GOOD!
I had only played the first 5 minutes of the mod. While I enjoy full game mods, I will say that there is a certain art to making a mod of a game good. There are some good points, but the game shows many flaws that could be easily gotten rid of.
Firstly, and this is a big one, leaving the player without any clue as to what's going on at the very start of the game is bad, especially if you are trying to do a survival horror style of game. being led around by some woman who holds no attachment to me as a player, and instantly killed off by some nega-reskin of G-man leaves MANY bad impressions on me.
Secondly, there are some programming quirks and anomalies that should be worked on, if they are anything but a mechanic in the game. NEVER lead a player on using gimicks such as invisible walls, and forcefields WITHOUT first giving a good reason. It's obvious this use to be the main character's home before he was killed and cloned, but without physical evidence of his past, the player is left wondering why his home is full of all this randomness.
There are probably more, and once I get around to trying the mod again, I'll mention them in this review. Hopefully this mod gets worked on some more.
Before I leave off, I'd like to note a few good points.
THe music and amvbience is nice, and all of the implemented models, including the first character you meet, textures and level design made for the mod all look quite good as well.
Put simply, work more on maintaining the mechanics of the mod, before trying to make it look any better.
Best of luck.
(more to come later)
An excellent game with great replayability. (I know, that's not a real word.) Different every time you play, and the death messages are hilarious! It's fun to watch other people play too, and laugh at them when they die. The survival modes are tough but I do love me some piranhas and I'm a sucker for gold stars.
I don't have enough characters to do this mod justice in this review.
To start off, the game *perfectly* fits the atmosphere of a classic zombie film and has an entire appropriate soundtrack and the maps to go with it, which instills a sense of immersion.
The character models were well made and I could see the amount of effort and detail they put into them right off the bat and was pleasantly surprised. Every character has their own unique personality and dialogue as well which is a neat feature.
All of the weapons seemed appropriate for the game and are within reason. No AA12s, RPGs, Barrett .50cals, etc. Though they weren't too many types of weapons (rifle, shotgun, handgun, melee, explosive) I feel this adds to the nice simplicity of this game, and no one weapon feels too powerful compared to others, they're all balanced.
The official maps were very well designed gameplay-wise and each one has a distinct and unique atmosphere. Whether you're listening to the wind howling in the streets in Nightmare, or watching the horde shamble through the foggy countryside from your boarded up window in Rural Panic, they were all very immersive, well designed, and all equally interesting.
Having the option to play survival OR objective really made this stand out from the crowd and adds a nice bit of variety to the gameplay, as opposed to aimlessly killing zombies forever like most mods. The fact this is purely Player vs Player also adds to the tension.
No mindless bot-slaughtering, just your team vs the zombie horde composed of the other players that you shall soon join too, and becoming a part of the evergrowing zombie horde pits you against the humans who you must now overwhelm with your growing numbers and force.
This game is also well balanced. Although zombies do win most of the time, it's not without taking numerous casualties along the way, and although humans have guns and speed, it won't keep them alive for long without teamwork. All in all, wonderful mod.