There goes my weekend time (outside of the five hours at Oktoberfest).
The legendary mod project Black Mesa Source – an almost complete rebuild of the original Half-Life – is now out and ready to go. It covers the whole game up to Xen, with that bit due to arrive later. Everything else is ready to go though, from the tentacles of Blast Silo to the headcrab zombies, and you can attempt to get at its files right now!
After a bit of playing with this I find it quite fun. I was watching some original 'walk throughs' and man.. yeah the levels have definitely been tuned up a bit. I've only had one freeze/crash of the game.. and my other gripes would be:
- ladders.. they suck getting on, staying on, and trying to get off.
- soldiers - there's not much in terms of taking cover.. just absorb the bullets until the next heal station... same with the aliens.. no dodging the blasts just take'm and keep shooting.
- odd edges on small slopes I walk down force a crouch-jump to get back over.
- the slow walk wasn't working.. which made the tentacle part more tedious than it should be.
Arceopteryx, on 15 September 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:
I'm so glad that this, and Project Zomboid got greenlit. With that remark, I need to remind myself to check out the other games on there too!
I LOVE PZ. I was so excited when I first heard about it that I donated right away. After playing it for a while it is exactly what I have always wanted. A sandbox zombie games with no good ending in sight. Just like the real zombie apocolypse will be.
I've just finished Half - Life on the PS2(huzzah!) but was a bit bummed at the ending.
G Man appears asking if you want to work for them or if not. If yes, you get this message saying you're hired. If not, you get transported to Xen(?) with a lot of Xen Grunts and your typical Xenophites or whatever they call them in Xen.
I mean, if you choose the latter part, how could Freeman survive that? I played a little bit of Half - Life 2 first when it came out instead of playing 1, but from that one the game assumed Freeman chose the second option. How did he survive? I also know that your ending could carry over to Half - Life 2, but still. Psyched for Half - Life 2!