Chemical Existence is a Total Conversion type of mod, singleplayer. It is pretty old, so the cutscenes are that greatly graphic wise, but it is So-So. Completley different weapons, so it can be fun. Evilghoul :devil: And if you have any interest in joining my clans for DPB or Cstrike, email me at THERE IS NO EMAIL BUT THERE IS FAQ AND HELP ON THE SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good evening! The intro might give you a seizure as you have to read white text over a cutscene with rapidly flashing thunder lights. What the heck?
I really like the aesthetics of the mod. The fact that it was made for quake 2 shows, as the texture work is completly different from half-life's. Relatively speaking, it is nice with a slightly unique-looking HL mod, even though it is all recognisable in a different game.
Unfortunetly, the fact that the mod was ported from quake 2 also shows in a major negative way. The port itself isn't faulty - indeed, the fault lies in that they didn't adapt most of the gameplay or pacing for half-life properly. In quake 2, you don't have to reload: In half-life you do. Reloading is a death sentence in a mod with chargin dumb NPCs and cramped tiny maps! You're gonna get jumped while reloading so many times, and they're gonna get you every time, because it works, and the mod developers didn't think this through.
They could have at least require the NPCs to reload themselfe. But no, they can charge and fire as they wish while the player is stuck with a "realistic handicap" from 1997.
The combat isn't fun even when you're not reloading. Enemies take multiple headshots before they perish, whether they're junkies or soldiers. The problem is either that they have too much health, or most of the weapons are weak. A extremly awful glitch is that you can't pick up any new ammo for nearly half of your drattin arsenal for some reason, leaving you with half as much to protect yourself with.
The mod is cool-looking, but it is so bad that I have been tempted to swear through this review. The mod is a time-capsule to a time back when we didn't have a lot better to play. And if you wonder what happened to the main characters sister... It's never explained. So don't bother.