such a Half-Life after all
what can you say, it's Half-Life with its sexy 16Bit textures
and rampant effects to soil your trousers with. You travel through
a Half-Life with similar texturing but not the same and enough
to be different and yet appealing. Zen, cramped corridors and
hugely open outer areas are all in here along with the lush
and detailed visuals of the Half-Life universe you know and
love, this is it!
with the graphics and all the rest you can certainly trust the
sound of this game to be just as good as it always has been.
The music is a slightly less spooky but none the less fun beating
and thumping bunch of tracks, a cross between techno and rock
mixed into some strange sci-fi hybrid to make you ears curl.
However we preferred to turn the music off, we always favoured
Half-Life when we could hear all the ambient sounds around us
and not some gameplay distracting music tracks. Play with them
if you like but they may not give you quite the sense of realism
and fright as playing without them.
you'd expect, EAX and A3D are all in and not to mention that
this upgrades you to v18.104.22.168 of Half-Life so you might expect
an updated version of World-Craft or similar to follow shortly
afterwards. My biggest disappointment was that once completed
I now have to wait for Team Fortress2 and the sequel to Half-Life
itself, here's hoping it's sooner rather than later.
is the Half-Life that you know and love but everything has been
fixed, changed and updated to make it look and feel so much
better. From the speech to the enthralling gameplay helped along
by scripted sequences this is the perfect add-on for an otherwise
perfect game. Lacking slightly near the end but this ones bad
points hardly come to detract from the overall fun surrounding
going to be in the shops any moment so our advice is to rush
out and Pre-Order it because there won't be another game like
it for some time. After all, it is Half-Life. As such it gets
the highest score of any game/add-on EVER under Speedy3D.
by Mark 'KILLZAT' Jackson
- 9.5 Sound - 9.5 Originality
- 9 (95%)
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