The mod all together is decent, I suppose. It just feels like....
It feels like something is missing, to be honest. Adding to that the dizzying rules concerning what ships you can or cannot use, take away from some of the fun. However, once you get set up, and dive into it, you can have a lot of fun. I just wish that I could have run into more people in my time playing. (Only ran into like two other actual players in space) Still, a fairly solid mod.
I genuinely have nothing bad to say about this game. The controls are precise, the graphics perfectly fit the game's style, and there are multiple characters each with their own style of gameplay and slightly varying story. The first character, Xoda, plays like a beat 'em up; the next two characters play like a run 'n gun platformer and a light gun arcade respectively.
The plot is humourous, and doesn't take itself seriously. The bosses are all unique both visually and gameplay-wise.
Like I said, I REALLY can't say anything bad about it - it's a crisp, short, focused, action packed game.
The worst I CAN say about it is that it's a short action game. It's paced perfectly in my opinion, but if you're in the market for a long game, or if you're looking for something slow and sedate then this game isn't for you.
But honestly, this is a game where you punch a robot dressed like Death from Castlevania while falling down an exploding tower, and that's only a midboss. Really, every level could be described as AWESOME and left at that.
So, the TL;DR of it is that this is a short, inexpensive, fast-paced, action-packed, crisp, solid game with multiple characters and game-play types - whose only downside is that it's a game that is designed to be beaten in one sitting and might not be a genre you like.
While I had fun playing through this, and a lot of work went into making it, it felt unfinished and unoptimized.
Several times I couldn't help but cheat to continue in some areas and there are some rather obtrusive issues with level design and modeling.
However, for what it is, even if it doesn't have a cohesive story, the atmosphere is excellent in some areas and much of the level design is top-billin.
I can't help but praise this due to the amount of custom, modeling, skinning and mapping put into this short mod, so don't take my word for it, give this mod a gander.
It's not bad, as it is still playable, just remember to play on easy :)
This is one of the BEST HL1 mods I've ever played. You can tell that numerous hours of hard work and effort were put in this mod. It's innovative, fun, tough to beat, and even has a bit of funny humor in it. The secrets in the game are also awesome. Definitely worth a download. Get this now. 10/10