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93. Re: Black Mesa Released Sep 20, 2012, 17:55 siapnar
 
Fantastic remake (yes, remake. It's essentially the same game)

The introductory sequence and the interactions with people before the meltdown (I gave the guy TP ) are just awesome.
A ton of time and work was put into this and it shows.
The revamped MED and HEV chargers stand out as some extremely impressive work, as do the various key objects in the world including laser housing/equipment and other mechanical meshes.

Couple things are dragging it down a bit for me:

-Yes, the grunt's voices are pretty bad. Over-acted and just campy sounding. Bad dialogue, too.
The original's were much better.

-Some of the later levels are a tad uninspired compared to the earlier. The geometry and textures take a hit.

-The grunts have inhuman aim and tracking skills (wallhack, anyone). The milisecond your head is out of cover, it's getting hit with a bullet.
The game is hard, which is great, I love it, but their aim is cheap.


Overall, the experience was well worth the wait.
Even without the nostalgia of playing through HL again, this game would still stand on it's own as a great shooter with fantastic set pieces and innovative art direction.
 
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