Titan: XCIX is a first person adventure that takes place aboard the ill fated star ship of the same name. When an accident rips apart a lone ship on a routine mission, the crew find themselves fighting for survival, and each other in a unique Single Player experience, that's been in the making for the past two years. Developed single handedly by Robin "IZaNaGI" Molde (Jailbreak!: Source, Survival Mod II for JK:JA), Players will face many challenges that will test their brains rather than their trigger fingers. Requires Half-Life 2: Episode Two
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An overall pleasing mod, while not my kind of thing, it had me wanting for more when it ended, definitely well made.
Some things that did bug me where the train accident thing, when you start the mod, it basically shows you what happened after, lets you walk around a bit, then rewinds back time. I thought it was strange, even more so because later on you get to that bit again and you have to walk the same route iirc, the purpose of that seemed vague to me, I'd personally have liked it to just start at the start, no flashback stuff.
I also found the train accident somewhat unbelievable, in the sense that, you walk into the tunnel, then the train is pretty much right in front of you, there's no escape. And suddenly you are safe. Personally I'd like to stay in control like: there's a train coming? ****, run back! Jump up the platform! And whew "Safe!".
And if not that, it at least shouldn't look like there's no escape possible anymore, it makes it more dramatic, but I found it unbelievable, like an angel swiped in and saved me, which didn't really fit in the sitting in my opinion.
Other than that, a few minor bugs, like the helmet not attaching properly(usually does after a short while, so no biggie) after loading a game.
I expect good things out of the sequel, keep up the good work Iz!
Highest Rated (8 agree) 8/10
Quite an interesting piece of work here. Titan: XCIX has a well written classic Sci-Fy genre story-line, well constructed and visually artistic ( nice work on the text also btw ). A refreshing change of pace HL2 mod. "...Players will face many challenges that will test their brains rather than their trigger fingers..." That being said; I'm a big Sci-Fi fan ( hell, I'm playing Deus Ex again right now ), so I can appreciate the mod more in the sense of it's entertainment strength being more in the…
Sep 12 2011 by jjawinte