HL2DM Gamers Are Welcome!
If you've played Half-Life 2, then you know know by now that the gravity gun is one of the coolest additions to recent video game weaponry. Using a superb physics model to their advantage, Valve created a weapon that can pick up any objects given physical properties and chuck them at an enemy. But when the sequel was finally released, many found themselves a little sad about the fact that they also couldn't huck pieces of trash, cabinets, sinks, and exploding barrels in the faces of friends and then merrily dance upon their battered corpse. Oh dear friends, now is the time to rejoice and begin practicing the dance of junky demise. Half-Life 2 Deathmatch has finally been released.
We realize that many of you have already played the game, but we also thought we might as well go ahead and write about it anyway, mostly because it gave us an excuse to jump in and play for a while. There were a lot of people clamoring for deathmatch since Half-Life 2 was released (including us), especially after getting a hold of that gravity gun. This release isn't going to turn the game on its head, but it sure is some good short term fun!
Along with the multiplayer code are two maps from the single player campaign reconstructed for multiplayer use. One takes advantage of City 17 (Overwatch) while the other brings players to battle it out inside a prison compound (Lockdown). While we haven't had extensive time on the maps, they seem well suited for the fast play style that deathmatch produces.
But as I've mentioned a couple of times now, the real draw of this particular deathmatch games is the ability to pick up junk and throw it at each other. It's hard to use any other weapons when there's so much debris sitting around just waiting to be used as death trash. It seems most people agree as a majority of users in each of the servers was toting some sort of item around. Chaos is probably the best word to describe the craziness. This is just a group for HL2DM fans to join. If you play or will play this game, then join! And this is a group not a clan, there was already a HL2DM group so I used Clan instead!