One of the greatest free indies I have ever played. The concept is great and the variety of gameplay is excellent. But almost every feature could use some polishing, even the most basic stuff like the feel of the platforming. The story was intriguing and the only disappointment was the very last second, everything else was quite good.
It's one of those games where at the beginning you feel intimidated by the huge proportions of the world, and slowly evolve to completely understand how everything works and where everything is.
Amazing, great, awesome. I swear, I waited for this mod for ages, almost gave up on waiting, instantly downloaded it when it did come out (then realise I didn't have CoH installed :P)installed played and had a blast. I think the Chinese are OP but I love a challenge :P
I agree with some others here.
There's nothing original at all going on in this mod. Basically they've re-created HL2 Episode 1 and simply re-arranged the elements.
Hell, they've even used the same puzzles which is really silly. What's the point in adding a puzzle that everyone knows the solution to? They've already completed these puzzles in HL2 Ep1. I get the feeling they added the puzzles just because they thought they should have puzzles in their mod but never bothered to sit down and actually think about creating anything new.
The score of 5 is for the mapping work. It looks good.
But all this good mapping work is utterly wasted on a lazy effort at gameplay.
What a shame...
To me Dead Sector felt like a survival-horror mod and I gues it is. There is not much combat in this mod but it doesn't spoil the fun I had. In the beginning of the mod you have no weapons and your avoiding most of the enemies. But when you get your hand on the crowbar there is a lot of bashing involved.
The mod exudes an atmosphere of desolation which you can feel in the entire story. There are many dead corpses on the floor which confirm it. The gameplay mainly consists of puzzels that can be solved with quite the logical thinking, so I didn't got stuck any moment. I was happy about that because I just finished The Trap and that took a while.
I didn't found any bug or glitch in the game and the level design is really awesome and kept my attention on it the whole time. The end was a little confusing for me because you got rescued by soldiers which you killed like 10 minutes ago. But in general this is quite a nice modification that didn't bored me at all. But this mod doesn't make a high jump or attempt to be better than most mods. This is just a great entertainment in gameplay for a couple of hours.