The true method of knowledge is experiment. So, strapped to the underside of a stolen Combine helicopter, you're part of my latest scientific investigation. Objective: To infiltrate and observe this peculiar little island a few miles off shore, its heart burrowed out by our ever-loving benefactors...

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The true method of knowledge is experiment. So, strapped to the underside of a stolen Combine helicopter, you're part of my latest scientific investigation. Objective: To infiltrate and observe this peculiar little island a few miles off shore, its heart burrowed out by our ever-loving benefactors...

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The true method of knowledge is experiment. So, strapped to the underside of a stolen Combine helicopter, you're part of my latest scientific investigation.

Objective: To infiltrate and observe this peculiar little island a few miles off shore, its heart burrowed out by our ever-loving benefactors...


Metastasis is a Half-Life 2 singleplayer episode in three parts, and the first of the MINERVA series.

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DoomSayer
DoomSayer

Wow, that's a big picture for the front page... :/

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Syd
Syd

just played it through, really enjoyed it.

Looking forward to learning more of the story :D

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AJ_Quick

How did this get approved with such a large image size?

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Schnarr
Schnarr

I just finished playing through it, very fun gameplay. :)

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L33tMasta
L33tMasta

Awesome mod dude! Keep it up! I was a little dissappointed though when I didn't get to find out what the combine were really doing...:(

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J1mmmy
J1mmmy

Been looking foward to this ever since I heard the guy behind Someplace Else was making a Half-Life 2 mod. Downloading ASAP...

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-hp-
-hp-

it got approved cause it said RELEASED, and its not like its multiple big pics, and that pic is like a the size of a large newspost. and from what i've observed, everything that says RELEASED makes it on the front page.

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investmentbanking
investmentbanking

...Good fun, can't wait for the next!

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wssplat
wssplat

I had my doubts, but this small episode has crushed those down to grains of their former selves. I loved this episode from the very instant I started. It had a great atmosphere, difficulty, level, music, suspense, etc. (I have played about every HL1 mod, so I know what to expect in a great mod, and this one has the stuff!) The suspense this mod provided was a much needed reminder that HL2 mods in the future should achieve or excel this type of caliber!

The backstory seems like a very nice touch as well, although the disembodied messages dont seem rather comforting to the situation at hand. Dont get me wrong though.. I didnt dislike it, it was just disconcerting. It reminded me of a mod I played a few years back. Some map pack with a weird messaging "voice" in it as well. Any relation to it? Anyways, Nice to see it again.

I am really, REALLY looking forward to more episodes of MINERVA. I think I will go play it again right now...

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wssplat
wssplat

Cant edit, but didnt see that link on the site which refered to the mod "Project Quantum Leap" You dont know how long I waited to see if another mod like that would pop up. It had to be one of my favorites back then. Just thought you should know.

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prob101
prob101

I'm having trouble installing this game.

I unzip the file into the directory stated in the readme but when i load it up it just comes up with the orignal hl2 game with the text all messed up and starting the game there are no levels. Any help would be appricated.

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Varsity Author
Varsity

Did you extract all the files?

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SEThorian
SEThorian

Wohoooooo! Minerva has been released!!! :D

I was wondering how I was going to spend the rest of this day, and now I know!

Thanks Adam!

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SEThorian
SEThorian

There was a sequel to PQL! :o

Issues..
Issues.command-center.org

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prob101
prob101

Me being a plum.
Played it and I thought it was well put together. Good design. Looking forward to the next part :D

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thorgot
thorgot

Mod owned. Only annoying thing was not being able to reread the cool messages after they pass by.

Also, the mirror img03.beerintheevening.com didn't work. The others do.

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DrZais
DrZais

very very cool, if a bit short. but then the quanity trade off was well worth it for the quality.
cant wait for the next one

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walkingecho
walkingecho

Great, great stuff here.

The sequence of events and story flow was spot on, and the music was very complimentary to the game play. The pace of action and suspense went hand in hand and were a good asset to the gameplay. The level design was some of the best I've seen in HL2 mods yet; you've got some talent for blueprinting! :D I'm excited to see the release of the following parts. Great work, mate.

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Vaarscha
Vaarscha

keep up the good work!

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Slick5150
Slick5150

I'm having the same issue as prob101

The game shows up in the Steam list, but when I load it it just loads up the usual HL2 screen with text all goofed up, and no levels in the "start new game" screen.

Any ideas?

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prickly
prickly

I really enjoyed playing this and the level map design is great - i love the circular island :) Looking forward to the next chapter :)

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