The screenshot above is taken from Mirror’s Edge, a new style of first Person game. I have seen a Source Mod for this recently and there are plenty others; Start Trek, Stargate, Golden Eye, Perfect Dark.
My first thought is that generally it’s a bad idea but if mod teams like those mentioned above didn’t exist then we wouldn’t get to play games/mods in those fictional universes
The problem starts when modders create mods of games that already exist, then I worry that there is not enough creativity around. The poll is a little unfair because often It Depends is the best answer. But as I mentioned somewhere before for the first few months of 2009 the poll questions will be straight YES or NO answers, to focus your mind.
Of course, when you think about it Black Mesa (Source ssh!, don’t use that word!) is exactly that – a clone, but I doubt that is one HL fan alive that doesn’t want to play it. In fact is there anybody out there that doesn’t want to play it?
I digress. Back to this poll. Should modders work on their own ideas rather than using somebody else’s?