Creatures came out of what seemed to be thin air. Animated and alive. They came without a warning and swept the world ...
Seriously, I had my hopes high for this mod from watching a lot of videos, screenshots and reading many reviews.
Before I start, let me say quickly that I played already houndreds of half life 2 mods, and I am a hobby level designer myself, so if you can't agree with my opinion, then it is not because I don't know any better but probably just because you like such mods which doesn't count for me.
I heard that the mod is hard, but even a hard game needs to balanced in terms of combat, health placement, weapons and so on.
At first, the enemy placement is probably one of the worst I have seen so far. It feels that enemies were just placed randomly after the levels were created, without giving a single thought about combat. You meet a big room with a good half a dozen of enemies in it, you have absolutely no place to hide or guard yourself, only a big wide corridor that leads into a big empty room. Combine that to the amount of dmg even a single enemy can do, it is simply put bad game design.
Oh, and not to forget that to make it even more random, enemies are placed behind you, unlocked doors misteriously open to unleash soldiers, and the most annoying thing, enemies teleport in front and behind you in the worst situations possible, like when you are in a fight with soldiers at the moment.
And holy crap, I already thought that this was the worst part until I came to the tunnel with the railway tracks. The level designers just made a big (but good looking, giving them that) area and put A HUNDREDS OF ZOMBIES in it. Really? Is that your opinion of exciting combat? That was when I ultimately said to myself, okay, I am going to uninstall this prime example of horrible design, review it and untrack it then.
And that guy who walks with you, he either dies in a second by getting stuck somewhere or annoys the **** out of you with bugging out.
This mod is a railshooter with neat looking maps and models randomly thrown into it, but with nearly no effort put into gameplay.
Highest Rated (34 agree) 10/10
I just loved that game, the end was freaking awesome! PLEASE make a sequel 10/10.
PS, This was Valve quality work, good job. I smell a sequel. Please. Sequel
Nov 9 2010 by MetallicaLover