fantastic a mod seemingly about the seven hour war. the mod has interesting combat, great voice acting and an appealing plot to half-life fans. while it is a great mod and half-life fans should play it, wait for an update as even with homemade fixes valve has harmed this mod with updates like so many other mods.
p.s. STOP IT VALVE YOU ARE BREAKING EVERYTHING!!!!!
This total conversion is a treat to say the very least. With high resolution textures; a faction list that is diverse and (mostly) balanced; and a team dedicated to bringing the very best product they can to the table; this is simply the best Star Trek RTS that has ever been released. This level of polish and quality, you would think that this was an official release from a game studio that was contracted by Paramount to make a Star Trek game.
Using clips from various resources, they have captured the various heroes flawlessly. Inspired music fills the game as you command your fleets from planet to planet. AI that fights hard and is an actual challenge, and a Borg faction that feel inevitable. They have captured the spirit of the Post-DS9 era Star Trek. A game all unto itself.
this mod is really good in terms of updated graphics and buildings etc. but the re balancing and removal of stone tablets , makes it much hardrer to get an all round character.so therefore i can only recommend it to good gothic players who know how to invest skill points strategically.if you know how you are going to play the game you can spend your points to your advantage, but on the other hand the game makes you waste points in order to progress.
Hazmat took my maps from middle school and made them purple. It's nice to see my old work find new light, even if some of the original issues still persist. I don't think the level with the dual portal device was necessary. It felt like it was only there to elongate the mod. If the dual portal device wasn't used as a test device, and is just rewarded to the player, it could have been in the first room of the succeeding chamber. Ignoring that and some minor details, this mod is fun. Hazmat told me that support will continue. Don't take my word. Wait for him to confirm anything, but that would be nice. I suggest playing this through. There's a rewarding sound bite at the end that's equally as memorable as Still Alive.
Everything was awesome! There were moments where I felt tension and amazement as if I was playing half-life for the first time. This really could have been an expansion and I would have definitely paid for it. My only problem is that the scientist models are kind of messed up. For instance the kliner scientist has messed up glasses textures and the others seem to have their face a bit messed up on the side.
+Great voice acting
+Great story and rich lore for those interested in the Witcher
+Great graphics, although downgraded from what they showed at E3
+Semi-Open World (its split into zones, and there are fairly limited ways to move between these zones)
+Nice boss battles, requiring tactics and research, and you can't battle it until your strong enough or else you get your *** handed to you. Its a huge step up from Skyrim (where the dragons and giants can be taken on at about level 10-13 or so) here its very clear what monsters you can take on early on, and what are way above your level.
-Terrible combat, You just roll around, and spam attack button, role when they attack. Don't need to use crossbow or magic. If you accidentally hit a button you have to watch the animation play out, you can't cancel a move or feign attack. You automatically lock onto a enemy that moves closer than the other. So your not in control when fighting, which can get very frustrating when your character does something you clearly don't want to do. Your constantly struggling with this system of lock on like it was made for someone who doesn't know how to use movement keys or a mouse. ie Its not tailored for the PC port.
-Terrible controls. unbindable keys, camera that goes everywhere, movement is clunky where you can't just go into a run because your guy takes 2 walking steps before you run making even the simplest movement awkward, and your guy takes one extra step before stopping moving so you always overshot it, roll button that dodges out of the way without being able to choose the direction you do it in, automated alchemy (where all your alcohol gets taken away when you sleep which replenishes all the potions you used that day, don't even need to craft?!). My goodness! The devs think we are completely brain dead, and this stuff is not optional. You have to bear it or uninstall the game.
-Difficulty levels do not help the issue of ****** controls, they should have left the hand holding at the first difficulty level. So they get a extra thumb down for not using those levels, if they even do anything.
-Terrible AI, friendly AI walk into each other and phase through each other like they aren't made of flesh, but napkins. You can go through every house and loot everything without anyone complaining for a second or calling the law. Its hilarious, and very disappointing. Friendly companions do exactly what you say, for instance you tell them to fight a monster, they will keep fighting it forever. No sleep, no eating, and they never die, but still keep trying to kill the monster. I don't think I've ever encountered something so immersion breaking, but The Witcher 3 somehow does it.
Pretty awesome mod. Al though I would like to see something like a Knight Order Headquarters for each and every Knight Order in the game or maybe if we could build one in our castle, that would be awesome. The troops are very balanced, nothing is OP but what I've realised is that the AI is quite dumb, it is constantly starting and cancelling the army assemble to attack the enemy and that ****** me off quite a bit.. Another "bug" I've noticed is that I can't marry "Donya Esclarmunda" (Kingdom of Aragon), I can't even say that thing that states that we admire her, which is weird because I can do that with every other lady in the game so I don't know, If you guys would check that out, I'd apreciate it. Everything else is amazing, keep up the good work hermanos!
With all the work, detail, and quality put into this mod, I would mistake it as an official expansion pack to the original game. Congrats to the team for this amazing mod. Can't wait to see what comes in the expansions.