張貼於：04 月 29 日
The first of two expansion packs for Half Life. Half Life Opposing Force takes you on the role of Corporal Adrian Shepard where your helicopter crashes just before you've been given orders and now you run like hell trying to escape the Black Mesa facility. I gotta admit this is a pretty intriguing setup as you now have a new perspective of the Half Life universe.
The story is quite good as a whole and the pacing is nice. The tutorial, now that's probably the best tutorial I've ever played. Training in a military academy and being barked at by my commander, it really sets the mood. Graphics I won't go too much into detail but I used the HD texture pack that was included with Blue Shift and I don't mind either personally so it's entirely subjective whether you prefer the old or new textures.
Music is minimal but very good, a little obscure but I like that. It makes it unique in a good way. In terms of gameplay it's Half Life with some new enemies and weapons just as an expansion should work. The new aliens are cool, a couple you get to use certain organ parts as weapons which is pretty sweet. You even get to have a Barnacle Gun which is used pretty well for some puzzles. The Black Ops soldiers later on get pretty annoying and they're placed in some pretty cheap spots you'd never react to in time on your first try.
This time not only do you get help from the Black Mesa staff but also your HECU brothers. You'll need to stick with them in order for them to help you since Black Ops soldiers have been ordered to target any grunt marines in the facility. As for their A.I. They're okay but a bit static but they do the job in healing and opening doors for you.
I ran into a couple of glitches like in the original Half Life but they didn't do too much to hinder the game.
Should you get this standalone expansion? Hell yeah it's only $5 and you could spend much worse these days. The cool story along with the good pacing, puzzles (oh yeah the puzzles are better now) and awesome aliens to shoot makes this a well made package. This gets a 8/10