Posted: December 13
DEFINITELY had to write a review for this one. If you like Half Life, you NEED to play this mod.
This was the first time in a long time that I felt like I was playing something truly set in the Half Life universe. I stopped thinking "wow this is a great mod" and kept thinking "wow this is an actual Half Life game." Valve also basically accepts it all as canon as the guy was hired on by Valve after this mod's completion, and he went on to work on Portal 2 and is working on whatever form of Half Life currently exists within the Valve offices.
Excellent design and the story - though somewhat light, doesn't actually FEEL light. It's intriguing, and Adam Foster excels at storytelling even through the environment, making the gameplay flow smoothly and just feels more open and fluid than most level designs even in a lot of modern day games.
Just, please play it. It's so good. Adam Foster contributed to the greatness of Portal 2, and his hand will be at work in whatever Half Life comes out next, whenever that might be.