Archive for June 2007


Are Mods Poems?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

One of the reasons I love computer games is because I truly believe they are the next form in story telling. First there were cave paintings, then oral stories, next came the printing press and after that the moving picture. Now we have games.

Games bring a level of interactivity that other story-telling forms lack. I, and you probably, have chosen FPS games because they balance action and story. I enjoy the physical challenge of running and shooting but I prefer it to be part of a story, otherwise I would simply play a multiplayer FPS!


29th June 2007 7 Comments

Poll Question 037 – What kind of Inventory System do you prefer?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I consider myself quite a stupid player! I can move and shoot quite well but I often think about how thoughtless I was after I have completed a level. I rarely use the item in my inventory very effectively. I think that when I played Unreal I hardly ever used the cool things.

What kind of Inventory System do you prefer?


29th June 2007 12 Comments

HMS Defiance

for Half-Life 2

About In 1942, the prototype battleship, the HMS Defiance, went mysteriously missing without a trace. It is now 2018 and the HMS Defiance has been located and an expedition cruiser sent. Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 9 recommendations, average score: 3.33 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.33… Read More

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Total Downloads: 36626th June 2007
14 Comments and 9 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

Poll Question 036 – What kind of Save System do you prefer?

There are a few types of save systems available and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. I don’t believe that one particular system is clearly better than the others and the context is very important. However, as with all the p

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

olls you have to make one choice!

What kind of Save System do you prefer?


22nd June 2007 13 Comments

Infiltration Mod

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Notes “Infiltration bases technically on the original game Half Life² from valve. The modification continues the story of the Shooter and offers an alternative action strand. You can integrate Infiltration in the HL²-storyline but it does not start at a certain point in the known story. Because the Mod is designed by hobby-designers, it… Read More

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Total Downloads: 57122nd June 2007
71 Comments and 20 recommendations with no significant bias

Reclamation

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “Reclamation is a single player level created using Half-Life 2 that I made during my final two terms at The Guildhall. We had to create a level design document detailing our plan for the level and then do a presentation of the level to our faculty and other students every milestone (once a… Read More

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Total Downloads: 56617th June 2007
19 Comments and 10 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Operation Crimson Dragon

for Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “Operation Crimson Dragons is a stand alone mission for Half Life 2. The player must find four missing pieces of a bomb scattered over the level, construct the bomb and blow up a Combine lab making a deadly virus, the Crimson Dragon Virus. The level takes place on an abandoned mining facility set… Read More

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Total Downloads: 35716th June 2007
16 Comments and 9 recommendations with no significant bias

Poll Question 035 – Which type of health system do you prefer?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

There are a few types of health systems available and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. I don’t believe that one particular system is clearly better than the others and the context is very important. However, as with all the polls you have to make one choice!

Which type of health system do you prefer?


15th June 2007 14 Comments

Citadel Of The Dead

for Half-Life 2

About A series of simple rooms linked via lifts where, with the help of Combine soldiers, you need to clear the rooms. There’s very little else to say about it except that the author is building a second version and wants feedback. Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now!… Read More

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Total Downloads: 26114th June 2007
10 Comments and 5 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

Poll Question 034 – Is the gender of the playing character important?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

The first SP FPS game I played from start to finish was Unreal and the default playing character as prisoner 849 is female. This never bothered me and I didn’t change it to a male, but as Single Player games get more and more storyline-complex and the cut-scenes become more and more realistic will there come a time when it does make a difference? This week’s (late!- Sorry) poll question is:

Is the gender of the playing character important?


9th June 2007 43 Comments