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Author: hastypixels
Posted: November 29, 2018 (11:46 PM)
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A hale and hearty review of the game that launched a thousand "confirmed" memes in addition to the broader spectrum industry. Phew. Freeman you're one heckuva writer, and I should be sleeping right now, but I'm glad you covered this.

My entrance was at the ground floor of City 17 and its narratively attached locales, so I couldn't talk sensibly about it apart from a scathing lash at the remake, Black Mesa. Which is only now nearing completion, but so help me, will anyone even notice?

The good news is you can replace defective hardware... reviewers, on the other hand...

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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: November 30, 2018 (09:29 AM)
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Thank you very much! As for Black Mesa, it's a fine effort, but I'd count it among the many examples of a game getting itself into hot water by revving up the hype machine before full launch. I've decided not to play it until its completion, so I have no professional opinion on it. Although, strangely, there are plenty of Black Mesa mods -- yes, mods of a mod -- on, the Half-Life modding website. If I ever review Black Mesa, that'll be an angle I cover.

And I think you would like Unreal Gold, incidentally; it's arguably the best single-player FPS ever made, in my opinion. Plenty of overlapping design between it and HL, which is very interesting.

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