Black Mesa Thread

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Outrance, Apr 6, 2011.

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Black Mesa is out - Was it worth the wait?

  1. Yes!

    136 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. I expected a little more, but still like it.

    31 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. I'm a little disappointed.

    14 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. What were they doing this whole time?!

    14 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. ****** **** ***** ****!!!!

    17 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Kolt

    Kolt Ancient Guru

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    Anyone else love the audio in this game? Really punchy and great reverb. The way explosions sound in the distance (running 5.1 surround setup here) is just great.
     
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    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Just completed it!

    The end was bloody fantastic!, going up that big lift, and then having to do the big Mekon head Nihilanth :D

    What a ******* game!
     
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    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah same here, 5.1 and game sounds great.
    With speakers or headphones, former giving better directional accuracy ofc.

    Og Half Life was I think one of the first games to support EAX so good soundscape is an integral part of the game.
     
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    Pete J Master Guru

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    Some of those as well
    I completed this too quite recently. Easily the best game I've played for a long time and a welcome reminder of the golden age of FPSs.
     

  5. Passus

    Passus Ancient Guru

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    Think i am nearly done myself

    Xen is absolutely fantastic for source engine

    Love the game
     
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    Yeah the new Xens much better, i hated the original.

    The only bad part of this id say, was the stupid like Mario dash bit, when you're being chased by those big bloody Blue Gargantuas.

    Thought it ws terrible that bit, i didn't have a clue where i was going, so i was just sprinting and long jumping, anywhere that i could get to.
     
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    coc Master Guru

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    awesome news. Black Mesa was one of the best experiences in recent years on PC for me.
    i see a 2.3GB update, Steam already downloading. no idea if this is the major patch.

    sweet !
     
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    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Its there for me too :D
     
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    Well just fired it up after downing, and it just looks the same, unless im missing something :confused:

    EDIT: Unless somethings going to happen at 6pm, as according to the link i posted above, the event starts at 6pm GMT (which is about 5mins away for me).

    EDIT: Well its after 6pm, and nothings changed still, i even clicked on the Definitve Edition banner, and saw the price has been dropped to £7.49 (from £14.99), and it also had a Play Now button in Green, so clicked that as well, and it still loaded up the same, thought it would have at least said it was Definitive or something :confused:

    Guess i'll have to start a game proper, to see if anything has changed.
     
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  11. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    There is a new sequence in Power Up, when you first encounter the Gargantua. Didn't make it further so far.
     
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    I'll keep playing through again then, thanks :)
     
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    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    It's actually a clever hint at what you're supposed to do with the thing.
     
  14. Damien_Azreal

    Damien_Azreal Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, this isn't a complete update for the entire game.
    They tweaked a few sections, like On a Rail and Power Up. And updated some art, like outdoor textures and certain particle effects, lighting.

    So, it's not going to be a drastically different experience if you played the full build a while back.
     
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    Are the updates the same as the user made updates that enhance some of the sections in Steam Workshop?

    I hope they add COOP mode like SvenCOOP! I still play HL1 because of that mod alone with all the user maps.

    If someone would port the SC mode over, I might let go of HL1 finally but that is such an incredible game it stays on my active play list.
     

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