Fantastic! Played both Chernobyl and Clear Sky with Pavel´s mod, Simply the best!! Going for Call for Pripyat soon. The freedom in those two first games are limitless. I never get tired of them. Crysis and of cource Crysis 2 are at the same level. Waiting for Skyrim.
Cheers and thanx Pavel for all your brilliant efforts!
Mad Dog Mike
Shockwave is brilliantly made by the SWR team but some changes they made along the way let it down, in an effort to further balance the game the factions lost their individuality and most differences ended up being aesthetic. Overall this mod is great with good gameplay, great balance and nice visual enhancements.
The gameplay itself is only different from the original game in that the different factions were put into a blender and mixed together. They were then spooned out from different coloured bits. The factions being bland does not however stop there from being fun and there is plenty to be had.
The balance is extremely well done and actually enhanced by the 'faction blender'. If you are looking for a well balanced mod then look no further.
The visual enhancements are of course not on par with most other mods but instead give slight enhancements while preserving the feel of the original game.
Overall this is a great mod but let down due to the loss of faction identity.
The visuals were okay but the gameplay was frustrating and badly designed.
Nearly EVERY design decision they made was a bad one. Removing noclip, flashlight only working on some of the guns, ugly view bobbing, annoying companion whom you have to babysit 24/7. The list goes on and on.
The gameplay at the start is incomprehensible. Instead of going for the tried and true design of giving the player subtle hints on where to go, the mappers opted for a "dump them in a maze with abritaryly locked doors and unbreakable windows, and expect them to know what to do" style. I'd recommend this as a good interrogation technique but not as a gameplay formula.
Once the puzzle(?) elements are done you finally get onto combat. What a joy combat is in 1187. 30 zombies that you have to hunt down and kill before your annoying and seemingly useless NPC companion decides to come out. If you miss a single headcrab that hides in a corner he'll refuse to come out until you get the headcrab.
This mod was rushed to release, it needed a lot more playtesting and polishing. This can be proved by the 3 or so patches released within 10 days of the first release. If the mod had been tested and polished properly it would not have been required. Instead they released it full of bugs. How they managed to ship it without realising there were missing textures is beyond me. Did they not do any final playtest before release?
I wish there were something positive I could say about this mod but there really isn't. It had potential but it just wasn't ready for release. Those who herald it as the best mod they've ever played obviously haven't played "Research and Development", "Minerva", "Dear Esther", etc. There are much nicer mods out there which have smaller downloads and provide a lot more fun.
Aaahh, yes, one of the most known animes on the world, and one of the best modifications based on it. Naiteki Kensei is, without a doubt, the most perfect combination between action and fun, bringing us the best experience on a melee combat system, and giving us lots of maps for an extra enjoyment (and, of course, the best modelled characters).
You could think im exxagerating the value of this mod,but i can only tell you : try with your hands.
Edain mod is without any doubt the best RTS based on the LotR series,and,but this is just my opinion,the best RTS overall.
While being much more true to tolkien than any other EA's work,it combines great complexity with good-balance in an excellent way.
But what,above all things,makes this mod stand out are the models of the units,heroes and buildings,just take a look to the gallery on the site.
Edain mod has everything in order to be BfmeIII,and while i know it is doomed to remain a mod,even though one of the greatest mod ever,i can understand that the creators have talent,and that they are being able to creat a masterpiece only with their passion.
I don't want to make any spoiler,i would ruin everything.
But i heavily suggest you to try this mod,even if you aren't a LotR fan.
It is worth it.
hear me first, before you rage at me and disagree with my opinion, since you are one ****-eating fanboy.
first of all, when i first played the demo, i liked it a bit, but wasn't something suprising.
after all the teasing from the full release and ****, i though that this mod would be THE mod, but no, i was wrong, COMPLETELY wrong, since, the head bobbing in this game is exaggerated, the mapping is complete ********, the soldier models look horrible in-game, the gameplay, well, is a letdown, since in most parts of the game, you'll get lost, and will have no clue on where to go, big amounts of npcs will rnadomly spawn throughout the game, and, about the voice-acting, i had to turn the sound off, since, it was horrible, the news lady voice sounded like a 8 years old boy, and annoying as ****.
The game sure's got some good models, but nothing so special, since, they're just some polished models and ****, some random gun models, half life 1 ish vortigaunt models, it's got a coop mode too, and some driveable vehicles that you won't even be able to enjoy driving.
and at the first release, i found more bugs than fun, and all of them were already reported, then the dudes started releasing thousands of patches.
at least, i liked the coop mode.
you know what? there are too many fanboys out there.
This mod truly pushes the Battlefield 2 engine to it's limits. It is technical and highly involved. All of the players are friendly while being involved and serious about gameplay. If you enjoy a game that focuses very heavily on teamwork and realism - go get yourself a copy of BF2 for 9.95AUD and download this mod. Once you grasp the basics, it's an experience like no other.