Another mod aimed to recreate Half-Life 2 Beta storyline.
Good amount of maps that increases hours of gameplay.
Neat map design.
Hard difficulty of the mod.
Pretty graphics (Thanks to Cinematic Mod base).
Lack of scripted scenes and dialogues.
Lack of custom content.
Metro 2033 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. materials/props.
Huge weight of mod that makes it a bit frustrating to install it.
It's not bad, but still has issues, though. Worth to play if you have spare time on installation and ~20 GB free space.
At first I wasn't sure, as it seems more of an app than a game. However, when I started training the robot I became to realize how addictive this is and am actually making a nice robot now. And the ability to share your robot, as well as view others quicky makes it that much cooler.
The only reasons I didn't give it a 10 is because:
Some scripting features would be nice, it does say they will be added soon but still, would be cool to have it now. And the tutorial is a bit lackluster, but the small price tag is justified as there are no limits.
An excellent game with many equally-excellent mods. It's worth buying simply for the mods themselves. Native is a good way to learn the game basics, but very boring compared to what the community has come up with.
A few of my favourite modules, worth having a look at:
Prophesy of Pendor
The Last Days
This mod was very fun. I like how it felt like the old Half-Life, not straying too much from the gameplay. I found the puzzles to be fine, and straightforward which I liked since it wouldn't detract from the high-intensity action. I definitely recommend this mod, though I wish it was longer and had a little more rounded story.
THIS IS A REVIEW FOR VERSION 1.01
The models themselves are excellent and bring a lot of life into this very old game. I have been enjoying the mod a lot and am just preparing to play it with a friend of mine.
The only downside of this mod is that it also includes several balance changes, which does throw balance out of whack a bit.
Also the campaign can be a bit wonky as some things don't always trigger , especially if you try to rush things.
ADDENDUM FOR VERSION 1.02
If this direction continues this mod will one become a very good mod. Looking forward to more versions and fixes.
I really enjoyed this mod. The monsters looked creepy and the gameplay was fun (always liked HL gameplay). The story was also fairly good. The worst thing was controlling the AI partners. That was quite annoying, but I'm glad that the mapping was well done so I could herd the buddies to where they are supposed to go.
This mod is great with unique level design for it's time. and it's long enough.
the voice acting is bad though with no real effort but just friends goofing off which is fine by me :)
however the fighting gets tedious real quick because you only get to fight 3 reskinned enemies throughout the whole mod (and a final boss but he's just a brush really... but it's a cool fight with a unique way to defeat him).
this mod is great either way you should totally check it out. :D
The most important thing to remember is this is a resource for modders and as such doesn't pander to the typical gamer. That aside this is simply amazing work. The sheer volume of content is mind boggling. If any modders are looking for a great project, please create a storyline to take us gamers through the world of Call of Chernobyl.
I did not play previous versions so I cannot compare the improvements but I will try to write what I experienced when playing.
+ voiceacting, it is not 1st class voiceacting but having it in a mod is positive
+ Smart design, fair amount of detail, solutions, I also liked the electrocuted water and solving it was fun
+ No lags, no bugs, no glitches (except I can go through trees), at least from what I saw
+ Short but the gameplay is dynamic and refreshing enough
- Even though this is better than majority of short custom stories, it is too "normal" for my taste :) but thats just me really
- Only Grunt enemies and almost no scare potential for experienced player, maybe I missed something but well...
- I was a little confused of what to do and so but that is not really bad thing
Overally: Short, refreshing, not very hardware demanding. If someone wants a fast one-time experience it is good.