I think it is HUGE news because it is the first time a mod set in the Half-Life universe has gone retail. Now, that might not be quite right, because it was never really made as a mod, but many people thought, myself included, it would be.
I’ll be playing it soon and posting my thoughts, and I will also be having an audio interview with Richard Seabrook, the author of the mod.
I believe and hope that most people will be positive about the whole retail idea, but there may be some who are against it.
What is really interesting for me is how we will judge the release. Will be judge it against other Half-Life games or against other mods? Does it matter that only one person has made it? SHould it matter?
With the sudden release of Wilson’s Chronicles, will we compare it to that?
I’m looking forward to hearing your views and seeing the poll results.