The game it self reminds me of the first FPS that I played on the ps1 Star Wars: Dark Forces (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4tW31sDV_A).
It is this wonderful mix of the old,the new,and the classic.The old being the strange close quarters combat moments when you raid a base and the way the firing fx look sometimes. The new, would be the open world and loot-stat variation along with the world destruction. The classic is the art style and RPG content which makes you get deeper into the game itself even if its not yet finished.:P I know my own review sucks but the game doesn't,just give it a chance and you will be hooked once you get the hang of it,this is really one of my new favorite games I have played(I'm a hardcore gamer and also an Indie game lover and supporter):D
This was one of the first free games I ever played, and it's easily the best turn-based strategy game I've ever played!
The story is obviously thought-out, the graphics are clean and well-done, the music is amazing, and the free online play is a huge bonus!
Old simple DOS classics. Great for passing time when you just want something simple, but still with enough difficulty to make you feel like you acheived something when you finish it. Abuse was always one of my favorites and still to this day entertains me and keeps me coming back for more.
Seriously, it's the best MOD ever-created. Not just in HL1, but of all the MODs ever-created, honestly.
Graphics: is this really HL1?
Sounds: Voice and some SFXs are noisy, but still good.
Gameplay: Good-balanced for survival horror experience.Removal of F5-I CAN RUSH THE CORNER AND FIND OUT WHERE THE ENEMY IS- is epic.
But it's pain in the *** can't reload while dual-welding handguns.
Well, I just don't like making a game scary with "BOO!" moments, but still this is a hell of masterpiece.
I do not really see how people can rate this 10 or even a 9. However, it wasn't bad and for a mod it is really impressive. But minor issues kept me from enjoying this to it's potential. The voice acting plus the cut scenes wasn't that good, and the gameplay was very bland (like any other HL / HL2-mod). And the god damn backtracking! I really wanted to like this mod, but the backtracking made it very frustrating. Another important aspect about any horror mod/game is that i should be scary. Which this isn't. AoM on the other hand, that was a really scary mod!
Overall it's a good mod. But the bad outweighs the good, which is very sad. I did experience something similar when NH2 released. I was way to eager to play it and had way to high hopes, and it let me down.
One last thing; the mod does seem to drag a bit. I feel it's to long and the gameplay becomes very repetitive. The shorter mod, the better. That was one of NH2's strengths.
This game is fantastic!
I have nothing against the old engine!
Ken Silverman said that one day voxels will rule the world! And he was right!
Also the great plus is that EVERYONE can play it, if he has a 3D acceleration card. There are many voxels!
Minecraft requires a heck of a computer and uses polygons!
A slickly designed little homage to Dead Space. A little bit rough around the edges, but this is completely forgivable: the gameplay is fun, the aesthetics are nice and vibrant, and the controls are responsive and smooth.
A highly enjoyable proof-of-concept.