Steam Early Access Black Mesa out

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    A teaser countdown on a website related to Half-Life fan remake Black Mesa has come to an end, and it's revealed a Steam Early Access version of the project that's now available. $20 gets you the Ea...

    Steam Early Access Black Mesa out
     
  2. Megabiv

    Megabiv Master Guru

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    Been meaning to check out the "mod" back in the day but never got round to it. Good that it's on Steam now and with light of the Valve/Bethesda fiasco last week THIS is the type of mod I'd pay money for, not some ****ty fishing mini game.
     
  3. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    I don't typically buy early access projects as many are poorly supported by the developers or abandoned. Seeing as the BMS team has already released the free version, I made an exception with this as I think this team deserves the support and to see their work come full circle.
     
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    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Why do people call it a mod? It's not a mod of anything. It's a remake. From scratch. Using the Source engine.

    If this is a mod, then Half Life 2 is a mod. How many people call Half Life 2 a mod?
     

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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    ...I have been following Black Mesa development for so long, and just to play an updated version now it's $20?! That annoys me a lot.

    I'll still probably buy it though...
     
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  6. Teawithgrief

    Teawithgrief Guest

    20$ is NOTHING compared to the quality of game you get....

    I know, you much rather pay 60$ for the annual COD garbage.
     
  7. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Agreed. $20 is still a bargain for such a great game made from scratch.
     
  8. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    The last good COD was COD4. :D

    And I'll probably get it for $20, my issue is though Black Mesa was free before, and this version does add some new things but not a whole lot new from the free mod version.
     
  9. Reddoguk

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    So this is a rehash of the rehash that was originally a rehash of another game.

    Erm yea, played the Black Mesa mod and it was ok very very difficult even for an old skool shooter person.

    I have played it far too much already, new shiny GFX and a few additions won't be worth the money for me.

    They should of just done this mod in the first place and not allowed the old one to come out. You can play a game through once no problem, twice is even credible but three times? no thanks.

    Only really one game that i played more than a few times was the original Far Cry, must of completed that game 10 times.
     
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    It adds the entire Xen portion of the game, when finished. By that i mean, you say it doesn't add much, but Xen will never be part of the free version, so therefore, Xen is only part of the paid version, and that's no small thing. Plus the whole multiplayer portion
     

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    I already play the free version some time ago, so I'll wait for Xen and maybe better price.
     
  12. vbetts

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    What I do not understand is why couldn't the Xen portion of the game be finished without charging for the game? The mod was amazing and I'm happy to support it, just confused is all.
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    I was surprised it was 20 bucks 9.99 maybe but 20 no thanks.
     
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    Pfft, i played the original Mass Effect 18 times and i can't remember how much i played Stalker (because mods), but must been 20+ times.
     
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    They say its because with the tools they had as free they can't make it the way they wanted, not sure how true or not that is or etc. though
     

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    how close is this to the original half-life

    I never played the original half-life so I was wondering if someone who has played it can tell me if this game is a mod or if this game was remade from the ground up. If it was made from scratch how close is it to the original game. With the exception to better graphics.
     
  17. Half Life 1, 2, episodes, best FPS adventure games ever made. Black Mesa as remake with better graphics will fall in that category.

    The game is exactly the same as original Half Life, except it uses more modern Source engine, therefore, far better graphics. You will probably enjoy it quite a bit, I can only recommend Half Life series (any game, episodes etc.), because it is worth.
     
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    Too little, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too late. And not for that price in early access, for crissakes.
     
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    Bought for the MP, if you want to bitch go bitch about those Metro remakes. :banana:
     
  20. Megabiv

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    I called it a MOD because I was under the impression it used to require the Source engine to use (i.e not entirely stand alone). No need to get all flustered about it to be honest. Counter Strike was a mod, Day of Defeat was, Team fortress was and I assumed this was too. It maybe stand alone now but since it's a remake of a Valve game using the Valve engine that wasn't licensed I saw it as a mod since typically you can't distribute game engines for free.
     

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