This is a slightly experimental mod with an unusual story. It is not set inside the Half Life universe and there are some game mechanics which have been subtley altered. The pace starts out slow, and builds up gradually. This mod is intended to be more of an adventure rather than a shooter. If you approach this mod as a pure shooter, then you will probably not enjoy it. There are some intense action scenes, but most of these come later on, much of the earlier parts of the mod are focused on adventure and storytelling. There are numerous cutscenes. I know how some people don't like cutscenes, so the majority of them collect together loosely to make the "introduction". There are a couple of short ones scattered around later, but they never really jerk you away from where you are standing. At any rate - once you have a weapon, the amount of scenes drops off dramatically and the game leaves you in control much more...
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A solid mod. I liked how you had to make choices. The reskinning of some of the models was a bit unnecessary or at least out of place but most of it looks pretty cool.
The character being narrated by himself is a nice touch too.
All those displacements must have cost you some time to get right.
It's a shame it ended so quickly. I also wish that the pacing didn't change so quickly. I really liked how it started but as I progressed it became more of a Serious Sam sort of shoot 'em up instead of an interesting action/adventure shooter.
The fight in the arena with the Antlion Guards was rather unbalanced as well. You can barely survive it. I actually managed to glitch it so that I wasn't attacked anymore which saved my ***.
The end battle was hardly a fair fight. :p
I liked the beginning though. The intro was nice.