2011 release renamed to: G STRING BETA. The Dec. 19 2011 release is now referred to as a beta release- read the mod's "news" to see why. Download the beta in the mod's "downloads" section.
The level design is awful. There's no hints that direct you on the right path, and when you do find the correct passage, it's almost always extremely obscure, like a 1.5 cm ledge that you need to preform an extremely specific jump to even get to. It's sporadic, and very puzzling to navigate; it sucks the fun out of it more than once. It's all got to be polished.
You're constantly getting stuck on objects, like rocks, pieces of wood, debris, corners, invisible walls, etc. This infuriates the player very fast. Within the first minute. This also goes for the "boat" physics. When you need to cross poison water, it's nearly impossible not to take damage as you fly from the plank if you move a certain way.
The art direction and tone are really neat. Very gritty and unique. I love all the augmented npcs, and the extremely effective post apocalyptic setting. The music and sound design is top notch, too. The intercoms, enemy sounds, loudspeakers, ambience, etc are all great. Whoever is doing sound for this project, give them a pat on the back.
There's an ample supply of health, since you get hurt a lot in this game, so no real issues there. However there are some parts that require godmode if your health is too low, as taking damage is a necessary part of getting past some obstacles.
Animations are a bit stiff, and could use some polish.
Optimization has been limited to where you can't adjust FOV or motion blur. Mouse sensitivity is also unaffected by changing the slider.
Last thing, the pacing feels weird, as there's large chunks of level where you're just moving through samey, empty areas. There's a need for more enemy placement in these places to keep things feeling normal.
Highest Rated (13 agree) 8/10
At first let me tell you that I review the 1.0 version here. This mod is one single masterpiece. It takes a place now in my hall of fame hl2 mod list in my head, I wish I could give it a 10, I really wish, but sadly there are some flaws which makes it impossible todo so for me. The good things: This mod does have a straight out amazing atmosphere. Everything fits, the level design is impressive to revolutioning. You walk over house roofs then down to the canals to get back into a house to cross…
Jan 15 2012 by SolidFake