Black Mesa Source

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by OmniaNigrum, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

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  2. DungeonDragon

    DungeonDragon Member

    I was kind of expecting this one too :) One complain is that it's not coop.
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  3. DragonOfTime

    DragonOfTime Member

    Then again, it's a remake of Half Life, which was not co-op either...
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  4. DungeonDragon

    DungeonDragon Member

    I've played half-life through SVEN coop. It was amazing :)
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  5. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    If they added co-op it would make fans of the original cry foul.

    It would be like making the original Star Trek feature Vulcans that had unpointed ears. Most people would not care. But hardcore fans would go totally apeshit.

    The original Hlaf-Life was a classic. It was immersive in a way no other game of the time was. Playing Black Mesa now is almost painfully dull compared to modern games. But at the time of the original it was drastically game changing in a literal sense. It raised the bar higher than most games could manage to compete with.

    Again back to the Star Trek comparison: I hate watching the original Star Trek now. It is awful. But I recognize what it did. And I would also be offended if someone tried to "Edit" it in most any way. It is to sci-fi what many unmentioned religious texts are to their respective faiths.

    Black Mesa walked a fine line. They just put the original in the Source engine. Nothing more was really changed. It is a masterpiece.