Edited by ZA BEASTO - 12/13/12 at 1:41pm
Oh how did I miss this?
I've been a Half Life fan since the original and now my daughter is into it. We sit and play it for hours. We have every HL based game/mod available. Not sure how I missed this one.
Just last night we got the "tiny rocketman" achievement in HL2 episode2 where you have to pack that damn gnome around the entire game and stick him in the rocket in end.
Thanks for the heads up...
It was the mod equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever... people wondered for years and years if it would ever come out. And now, finally, it has. Except for the Xen bits. Which they're still doing.
I've beaten Black Mesa and I have to say it is very well done. I've played through half-life 1 countless times and black mesa really impressed me. Almost all of the areas could be identified from the original game, but black mesa gave them a fresh look. Some areas were recreated faithfully, but other areas were shorted to streamline the game. I think they made pretty good decisions on what to add/cut. Marines were still ridiculously accurate even if they can only see a pixel of your toes. Ladders were really hard to get on/off and you can't jump off of them. Pretty sure that's a source engine problem. I am really impressed at the game and I hope they'll finish that last 5% of the game soon.
Crouch-jump. You'll come to know it well in Black Mesa Source. Crouch-jump, my friend.
Annoying crouch-jumping aside, it's a faithful enough remake that it made me want to play the original HL1 concurrently. Looking forward to Xen.
+1 for Ladders.
If I had paid for this, I would have been ranting as it is a cardinal sin to die because of ladders. But my absolute wholehearted admiration goes out to the Black Mesa team. They have done an awesome Job.
For the record, I still hate Blast Pit.
Just finishing Surface tension now. Keep playing that level through. Truly Epic.