To really do this question justice I think a detailed analysis of the mods released would need to be presented. However, until that happens we will have to just use our memories and wander blindly into the discussion!
What I am trying to ask is whether with all the years of mod making behind us, and by “us” I mean the community, do we think that the mods have improved? Of course the graphics have but are mods really better than the HAlf-Life 1 creations that were released?
Are we doing a better job of using what Valve has given us or not? As you probably know I have an opinion on EVERYTHING, but today, perhaps it’s all the other stuff in my tiny mind, I’m not sure I can answer this question.
I am almost tempted to say NO, but the complexity of the process has certainly increased, making it harder to make something exceptional. Perhaps here is the crux of the issue, if not the question.
Has the complexity actually limited better mods rather than encouraged it?
So many questions and so few answers (yet).
Before I wade in with more questions and suggestions, I’ll open up the discussion and see what you have to say.