- Title: Jailbreak
- File Name: hl1-sp-jailbreak.7z
- Original File Name: jail.zip
- Size : 780Kb
- Author: Brendan MacLean
- Date Released: 30 December 1998
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3 recommendations, average score: 3.33 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.22 (what's that?)
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ok – a bit short
Escape from jail! Duh
4 maps. Usual suspects. Not bad textures, scenery and lighting for its age.
Loads of ammo/weapons/health/power. Makes you think you’re in for some huge battles. But no, just average ones. Then you’re free! Kinda.
I don’t know how often I played this neat little mappack already but it’s worth it!
As the name suggests we start in a jail and need to escape, that’s the story.
Soon we’ll find the HEV suit and more and more weapons and ammo.
On the way to reach Barney many cool combat scenes and puzzles await us.
While the puzzles are quite easy as they are only button puzzles, the combat can be difficult.
Don’t worry, there are lot of healthkits and HEV batteries scattered around, just break the many crates and you’ll find them if needed. It’s possible you have 100/100 health / HEV power.
After the very short jail section, you’ll be in a multi-floor warehouse, power station and several short corridors after finally making it to the surface and reaching Barney.
Mapping is cool, the button puzzles are nice and not that obvious at first.
Unfortunately there is usually more than one button and you never know exactly what they trigger.
So you have to backtrack sometimes and find out that a closed door is open now, although you might think it continues elswhere (that’s what I thought first).
Some buttons can be missed easily, so take your time to examine the environment!
There’s no cheating required!
A few nice scripts and the music create a good atmosphere but don’t expect something epic.
Maybe balancing is an issue here, as it sometimes is just very easy while some combat scenes can be very tough altho you have quite many weapons and ammo and also full heath and HEV power.
In my eyes it’s just too much ammo and if you’re a skilled FPS gamer the combat should be no problem at all. The end is also disappointing.
However, it’s really fun to play so you should try this out!