This mod continues the story where Half-Life 2 finished and offers one possible scenario. After the big explosion you fall to the ground and are very badly injured. Some people find you and take you home to a small village outside the city where the citadel was built. After 3 months you’re strong again and want to fight on. You have never seen Alyx or any of the others since the explosion. But you try to find new people that will fight with you against Breen. Nobody wants to help, some are afraid, others think that Breen has learned his lesson and won’t start again. It also seems that most of his organisation was lost in the explosion. Then you hear that along the coast Breen is starting again and trying to take control again. So you decide to go to the coast. There you take a little boat and go along the coast so the Combine won’t notice you coming.
First few chapters were fun, the rest of it were quite tedious and confusing. Had to activate godmode just to overcome some parts of the story. Overall a fun mod, giving this a 7 out of 10. Love the Max Payne 2 soundtrack!
This mod is waaay too hard, the levels are not very well designed around this fact and often have you metaphorically fighting your way up a 90* angle with 10 health and no ammo.
Similar to the mod "Strider Mountain", Coastline to Atmosphere struggles to entertain after playing the first few chapters of the game. While the beginning is very entertaining with dynamic combine fights and jeep chases, the rest of the game becomes mediocre as the same repetitive gameplay takes over. The environments, while appealing at first, start to become lackluster, and the gameplay on all fronts begins to fall short. This was also caused by very confusing, tedious, mission objectives, that proved more aggravating than fun. Despite all of its flaws, Coastline to Atmosphere is still a decent Half Life 2 mod, so long as you play it for its beginning. The devs should stick with the concept they started with "Strider Mountain" and recreate the same gameplay from the beginning of that mod into a full length game. That would seriously make the game a whole lot better, as I absolutely loved the first couple chapters of "Strider Mountain". In the end, good effort to the devs for making such lengthy mods, but you guys need to work on the quality of the entire experience, not just the beginning. Final verdict for Coastline to Atmosphere: 7.2/10
Don't play in Hard Mode.
Don't play in Medium Mode.
You will become very upset very quickly
how the **** does this mod even exist like bruh
Coastline to Atmosphere is really one of my favorite HL2 mods. The maps looks straight out from the original game, the soundtrack choice is very good (with tracks from other games, like Max Payne 2, Medal of Honor and Cold Winter - still they work perfectly with the atmosphere the mod wants to create). There's even a stealth-ish segment by the end which have you sneaking unarmed and almost naked in a Combine space station. The last patch was released almost 5 years ago and I'm worried this mod will slowly be forgotten. If I can suggest any correction to the gameplay:
- the spawn of enemy units can be improved (sometimes, especially in the early levels, they spawned just in front of me);
- sometimes you find yourself wandering around with no clear objective and I had to use a walkthrough to pass the section where you have to follow the laser;
- the cutscenes are actually very helpful, but after you've seen them once a "skip" option would be wonderful;
- some scripted scene have errors with the audio;
BTW the psychedelic scene is AMAZING!
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I rated 3 because this site is too biased to let new users rate lower because new users are less likely to be fansheep.
I'm surprised at the high ratings that this piece-of-crap worthless mod has received. Polygon count of the islands in the opening of "Coastline to Atmosphere, immediately off-the-bat, are pathetically low; the custom textures kind of suck.
I don't have 'God-like' FPS skills....but they are very, very good. Notwithstanding this fact, I was killed several times in the first 5 minutes that I played this mod -by either combine 'pigs' (cops) and/or annoying fish/eels in the lagoons that one must traverse across the islands in opening of this mod.
Hence, I am proud to say that I gave up on this crappy mod very soon afterwards; I had had way too much...
I rate "Coastline to Atmosphere" a 2/10.
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