Home Alone Not

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1st January 1998

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Basic Details
  • Title: Home Alone – Not
  • File Name: hl1-sp-home-alone-not.7z
  • Original File Name: homeal.zip
  • Size : 2.02Mb
  • Author: Jussi Poyhonen
  • Date Released: 26 July 2000
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4 recommendations, average score: 3.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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9 Comments

  1. nige
    Maybe?

    Possible spoiler.have got to xen the game loads next map and crashes .The map after the elevator.Enjoyed this game would like to finish it.Any help/

  2. I wish I could help. All I can say is that it works fine for me, so the issue is probably in your computer.

  3. Mel
    Maybe?

    ok-good-just kill all grunts and down two choppers

  4. piledriver
    Play It Later

    mel I think you got the wrong mod – no choppers in this one. (Actually there is, but not the sort you mean)
    Starts in a house. Kill the aliens, break out and kill the grunts. Fairly hard to find the goodies and triggers. Progresses to underground Xen and more battles. Ends with a combination of battle and puzzle. Quite good but short. Play on skill 3.

  5. Mel

    Yes you are right piledriver. Please disregards my comments at post 3, having just downloaded Home Alone Not as posted here I can confirm I have never played this mod before. don’t think I missed much from what I have played so far, the mod seems very basic with boxy design looking very much like a first timer for the author, not sure if I will bother to finish it.

  6. piledriver

    mel, it does get better and much less boxy – stick with it

  7. 2muchvideogames

    hahaha, when I played this (on steam) I couldn’t find any weapons, just the suit. And slaves take potshots at me. This isn’t good…

  8. Play It Later

    Funny mappack from a Finnish mapper.
    The story is original and not based on HL, but there are similarities.
    Just check out the readme for further information.

    This pack has almost everything to make it very good!
    First of all it’s the awesome leveldesign with cool architecture, new textures and stuff and then there’s good balanced combat action and at least a few puzzles.
    More puzzles would’ve been great, though.
    There are also new sounds and nice voice acting by the author (we all know it’s you!)

    So we start in a well done mapped house as some strange things seem to happen here and there.
    We go search for the HEV suit and some weapons which can be tricky (Gauss).
    According to the readme, you really only should leave the house (red door) when you got enough weapons and ammo. But don’t worry, you can head back anytime.
    Other places the mod takes place are the garden outside of the house, a tiny sewage system, and Xen.
    In combat you should watch your steps as things can get nasty easily. But it’s always fair, therefore great balancing.
    It’s cool that the maps are detailed and there’s music now and then, I like the layouts much.
    The music in the living room is cool.
    Funny things are some signs or pictures, computer screen etc.
    Trying to get to places which aren’t looking reachable at first will rewarded with goodies, that’s great! Also, you really should check out every corner in the house as many things are interactive, which makes the game more realistic. Not to forget, goodies can be found then too!

    All in all, it’s really fun to play so should play it if you haven’t!

    Pro’s:
    -Very good mapping, layouts and architecture with new stuff like textures, prefabs, music
    -Excellent combat action
    -Some nice puzzles
    -Great balancing
    -Some very nice scripts, also some cutscenes
    -Unsual, good story
    -Secret areas

    Con’s:
    -Short playtime (~10-20 minutes)
    -Some tight areas, moving around can be tricky
    -Important things like weapons can be missed easily (house)
    -Some tricky jumps required, not really suitable for rookies
    -No clues what to do to proceed
    -Minor design oddities and flaws

    Note: Readme names it a Beta, but too me it’s just fine. Like a final version.

  9. Ten Four Reviews

    Home Alone — NOT comes to us from first-time mapper Jussi Pöyhönen. It’s quite rough around the edges and shows some signs of a rookie effort, but overall it’s a halfway decent pack.

    One of the things I liked about this episode is the story. OK, so it’s not gonna be a contender for Best Screenplay, but at least the attempt is there. Besides the supplied background info, there are a number of short cutscenes and in-game sounds and text that convey the story as you play. Though some of the parts are non sequiturs, overall the story is effective and serves to tie the levels together.

    The other main strength of this pack is the combat. A couple parts of Home Alone — NOT are pretty challenging, especially during the first few maps where health and ammo are scarce. Make sure you check out every little area of each map before moving on to the next one — some of the goodies are well-hidden. You will face a mix of enemies in this pack, but your main challenge will come from grunts. There are also a couple of puzzles in this episode for you to solve in order to progress. Nothing difficult or out of the ordinary, but at least they force you to think a little bit while you play.

    In my opinion the main weakness is the level design.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Sunday, 10th December, 2000 by Unquenque.

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