This game deserves to be much bigger than it currently is. I bought it a few days ago (at a very cheap price too) and I love it, it is definitely one of my favorite games of all time. It is very simple; one shot, one kill. If you can manage to hit them. The movement is very smooth, the shooting feels great, it looks amazing, everything about it is just perfect. Purely skill based ranking system, deathmatches, duels, ctf, this game has a bright future.
incredible mod, i love the way it has a sorta medium fantasy setting with no pointy hatted mages on dragons with god knows what spell, its just the right mix of med and fant to really feel fresh
i do however,wish there was maybye some more dwarf and elf factions maybye on the island above the bluewood forest and the connecting ones to that too
over i really give it 11/10
Some decent levels, although some rooms are really dark and no flashlight ie you don't have any suit so you walk around quite slowly, stuck at walking speed (I know! It sucks) and the console commands to increase movement speed don't work without your suit and no flashlight. They should have given us the suit just turned suitvolume to 0, they already not giving us any batteries and are using the ammo hud anyway so it really would not have changed anything and being more convenient. Ah well its more like a nitpick because its the action that counts and its here in spades. Although it was only about 35 minutes long and the plot goes around and no where basically. Just fight through streets.
Guns are more powerful, have ironsights and modified sounds to accompany that power. Health regenerates and has no number on the hud, instead its that old jam being smeared on the screen when your getting close to death. Which i'm totally fine with, I actually kinda wanted HL1 to be like that in mods where you don't get your suit.. if it wasn't for the lack of flashlight/movement speed modification.
Ie I think with more work into the levels and story this could be a very unique series. Shame that it hasn't been continued.
This mod makes the game hard, but reasonably hard. You often die from a couple shots, but the game gives you time to react so it's balanced.
There's a lot of small changes, such as increased (more realistic) sprinting endurance, weapons are unlocked from the start so you don't have to the repetitive weapon missions if you don't want to etc. Another big change that I like is that the weapons that you pick up from the ground, go into the "special" slot so you have more loadout variety. The stats on the weapons are rebalanced also, so that they aren't all equal like in Vanilla (e.g. you cannot use a pistol as a scope-less sniper rifle anymore etc).
All in all, when choosing from Dylan's mod and Realmode, I'd definitely choose this one. Dylan's is good too, but unfortunately it's just waaaaaaaaaay too easy. In it, the enemies literally don't stand a chance of killing you, unless you **** up big time. Here, on the other hand, balance is much more reasonable. You have to be very careful, but when you die, you never feel like the AI cheated. It is always your own mistakes that get you killed.