Hey there! Welcome to this week's roundup of the YouTube, where we took a special look at an awesome overhaul mod and some solid more recent releases. Let's get into it!
Monday - Shorts - The Mansion 1408
Amnesia fans, horror-enthused as they are, will likely know the name Stephen King well - and for those in the middle, The Mansion: 1408 might just be the dose you need. Psychological terror is met with confunding puzzles in a tightly-woven space, with a short playtime but many alternate paths to pursue. It's a dark house - will you bring the truth to light?
Tuesday - Playthrough - Thunder's Leaves
Half-Life 2 is no stranger to expansive mods that add to the mythos of Valve's most famous IP. Some are total conversions that take you away from the Combine and Gordon Freeman entirely; others, like Thunder's Leaves, innovate within the Half-Life formula and add to the world in their own way. Get ready for a mod set to electrify any classic Half-Life fan!
Wednesday - Shorts - Poppy Playtime
Don't let the name fool you - because only a fool lets their guard down in Poppy's Playtime, the childhood dream subversion that sees you in an entertainment complex fleeing a truly horrifying creature. Solve puzzles under pressure, choose your pathing wisely, and above all, don't let that thing anywhere near you!
Thursday - Playthrough - The Dark Mod
There's a particular style to idtech 3 games and mods that, all these years later, still holds up quite nicely. One of the oldest total conversions out there for this engine is The Dark Mod, a Thief-inspired adventure made from DOOM 3 that functions as a standalone experience. Get down with some grim fantasy and stay tuned for a peek at what lies beneath...
Friday - Shorts - Portal Reloaded
For some, three dimensions of portalling was enough to sate your conundrum-solving desires - but for those wanting something more, Portal Reloaded delivers, with the fourth dimension of time - yes, time - to consider. With five portals and two time periods, each and every chamber of this paradox-inducing mod will leave you head scratching.
That's all for this round-up. What do you think about the mods listed? Feel free to discuss below and check out the YouTube for more videos past, present, and future!