Up until now all the real themes posts have been about man-made things; tunnels dams etc. This one is both natural and beautiful. It’s an underground “river” in Mexico. I say “river” because it’s different layers of fresh and salty water and hydrogen sulphide.
There’s no real underwater action in the Half-Life games but with Ep3 coming that may change. This environment might make a great break in the action where the player has to get from one section of the game to another without being detected. Of course there would be sea monsters, like the Ichthyosaur from HL1, maybe even some automated defence systems.
I’m not really an underwater fan but these images just make me want to swim slowly and explore. They could be great for a very atmospheric part of a mod. Why not have an underwater puzzle using the different densities of the liquids?
Anyway, enjoy the images.
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