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#1 Edited by Metal_Mills (2997 posts) -

  

  As Ryan might go "Eeh!". Maybe a few years ago I'd have been hyped still but after so long and seeing shit like iron sights and really, REALLY bad voice acting added in I just kinda feel like playing the classic now and not this.
#2 Posted by EuanDewar (4908 posts) -

Iront sights I be aight with, the voice acting I am notttt

#3 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

"Get thisss. They say........ he was at ground zerooooo" 
God, the voice acting. 

#4 Posted by yinstarrunner (1198 posts) -

The voice acting... eh.... I've heard worse.  I mean, a lot of the voice-acting in the original wasn't that great anyway, but it's a shame that they couldn't get some awesome voiceover in the update.
 
Iron sights isn't really a big deal to me, besides the glaringly obvious question of why they are in there in the first place.  It's not like other games where moving around screws up your accuracy.  The point of ADS in games is to trade mobility and field of view for accuracy, but it doesn't seem like it gives many benefits for the tradeoff in a game like Half-life.

#5 Posted by Schmollian (261 posts) -

The voice acting is SO bad, that it just might be the greatest thing ever. I will play this.

#6 Posted by theodacourt (535 posts) -

The VO work is awful and the Iron Sights are unnecessary, but the game really looks pretty great at least!

#7 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

Looks pretty good.

I'm sure there will be a mod to put the old vo back.

#8 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

"Get thisss. They say........ he was at ground zerooooo" God, the voice acting.

Sexiest and smoothest voice for a soldier ever. Would pay for saxo background music DLC to go with it.

#9 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@JoeyRavn said:

@ZeForgotten said:

"Get thisss. They say........ he was at ground zerooooo" God, the voice acting.

Sexiest and smoothest voice for a soldier ever. Would pay for saxo background music DLC to go with it.

I bet someone on these forums could make that happen using that video, have him talk and make the music super sexy. 
#10 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

I know what to do, We must be able to turn voices off, right? Just roll with (hopefully) subtitles. That'd be better than the alternative, I think.

#11 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

He's been killing mah buddieeeeees.

#12 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

He will definitely pay

#13 Posted by Brodehouse (9949 posts) -

Man, I like this video just because it reminds me why I never liked single player shooters back then. Except for Deus Ex, but then that really wasn't a shooter was it?

#14 Posted by AngriGhandi (778 posts) -

I don't know... Half Life without gibs just doesn't have the same vibe.

#15 Posted by h0lgr (908 posts) -

I'd have liked if they had done some better sound production. But the gameplay looks exciting!

#16 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

My name is Bolo Santosiiiiiii, Scorpioooooooo.

#17 Posted by TheHBK (5483 posts) -

What is up with those hands and arms? They look like a kid is in the HEV suit. Not to mention they look terribly rendered.

#18 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

Yeah the solider VO is something out of a MGS games.

#19 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Iron sites are fine. If that was all they changed, fine. But I was sold on a 'prettification' of the original game, and it's become more and more of a "re-imagining" which is a bummer. It looks very little like the original beyond the weapons.

#20 Posted by rolanthas (242 posts) -

That's not the same iron sight in function as the contemporary fps's. As far as I can tell magnum does have perfect accuracy "from the hip", and iron sight is just a visual indication of the zoom function.

But wow, voices are so bad. I know it's a fan mode but geez. Looks really cool though.

#21 Posted by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

hahahaha yeah that VO is pretty bad in a kind of great way. Overall I think it looks pretty good. Its going to be free after all so I'll definitely try it.

#22 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

The second it went into iron sights, I stopped the video. I am no longer interested in Black Mesa.

#23 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

The second it went into iron sights, I stopped the video. I am no longer interested in Black Mesa.

You are not forced to use it, I think.
As far as I can tell it does absolutely nothing at all other than zoom in (just like the Zoom did in HL1) but it has Iron Sights added to it just to look fancy. 
#24 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

The second it went into iron sights, I stopped the video. I am no longer interested in Black Mesa.

I think it's just something they added to the zoom function.
#25 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5005 posts) -

I don't know, the cornyness makes it work for me. It's bad, but I can't not smile every time I hear it.

@Cloudenvy said:

My name is Bolo Santosiiiiiii, Scorpioooooooo.

We aaa the revaluuutionary group called The Reapaaars.

#26 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

@Voxel said:

He's been killing mah buddieeeeees.

LOOOOOOL

#27 Posted by SSully (4185 posts) -

@AngriGhandi said:

I don't know... Half Life without gibs just doesn't have the same vibe.

How did you feel about half life 2?

#28 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

That's just got to be developers acting as templates for cues and stuff.

#29 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

They should not be fucking making changes.

Iron sights and terrible VO? I'll just play the original (with the CS guns mod, but that's just because I've finished it a billion times)

#30 Edited by Ramone (2966 posts) -

I'm just surprised they managed to get Jon St. John to do VO.

#31 Posted by TwoLines (2810 posts) -

...They sayyy... He's bin kiilin'g may buuddies. Graund zerooo. Hey guyss. I'm... A voice artist. Here's may carrd.

#32 Posted by believer258 (11898 posts) -

The level design looks a bit changed. The graphics look pretty damned good, especially for a fan mod. And I'm A-OK with iron sights - in fact, I'll probably use them a good bit.

The voice acting, by the way, doesn't seem much worse than the original's. No, really, go back and play it - the voice acting in the original game was pretty bad as well. Either way, the bad voice acting in this game doesn't bother me much at all.

#33 Edited by plop1920 (448 posts) -

How could you be mad at the iron sights? The weapons seem to work just as they would in the original when fired from the hip, surely they won't force you to use it. The guy even played through the majority of that video with the cross hairs

Just seems like irrational, " I hate dem Call of Dutys games so I must hate anything that reminds me of them"

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#34 Edited by Xymox (2088 posts) -

Where is the radio chatter/distorted military voices?

Edit: Ah, it's there, I'm just deaf. Aiming down the sights looks way out of place though.

#35 Posted by AndrewB (7611 posts) -

Did any of you play the original Half-Life recently? It's one of my favorite games of all time, but I can't blind myself to how cheesy the voice acting is.

#36 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

Iron sights are gross.

#37 Posted by Loafsmooch (349 posts) -

The voice acting didn't sound that bad to me. It sounded like they were intentionally doing a "crappy job" to get that b-movie type feeling you know. I respect games that don't take themselves too seriously.

I liked the vibes I got from this video, will definitely play.

#38 Edited by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

I'll try it for sure but let's hope the original VO will be as an option to use.

#39 Posted by Mcfart (1624 posts) -

Lol I loved that Solid Snake soldier. Don't know why everyone's shitting on the new VO...it's better then what was in the OG game!

#40 Posted by yinstarrunner (1198 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

Did any of you play the original Half-Life recently? It's one of my favorite games of all time, but I can't blind myself to how cheesy the voice acting is.

Yeah I think most people are looking at this with rose-tinted glasses.
#41 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

@august: This was my first thought. I'm kind of into it.

#42 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

Well, you guys seem pretty negative, but I think this looks fucking fantastic. 
 
Obviously the graphics aren't going to be 2012 PC game spec, but they are easily up to par with Episode 2. Which is damn impressive for a mod.  
 
Yeah the voice acting isn't fantastic (though I have heard MUCH worse), and the iron sights aren't necessary, but eh, who really cares? You don't have to use the iron sights, the guns still function exactly the same without using them.

#43 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

It doesn't look bad at all. Go back and listen to some Half-life VO and then listen to this again. I think some of you are nostaligia'ing too hard. The rest of it looks just fine as well. All I really expected out of it was a graphical update and they seem to be delivering on that front.

#44 Posted by Fattony12000 (7405 posts) -

That magnum iron sight is pretty sexy, with that nice cylinder rotation animation? Mmm...

#45 Posted by AngriGhandi (778 posts) -

@SSully said:

@AngriGhandi said:

I don't know... Half Life without gibs just doesn't have the same vibe.

How did you feel about half life 2?

It was great! But that game was never meant to have gibs. It was all about physics-based action and a big, adventurous story.

The original game, on the other hand, was more of a creepy horror-movie type setting. So all the nasty blood and gore felt totally appropriate, and kind of necessary toward making you feel threatened.

In a way, all the tonal differences between Half-Life and Half-Life 2 can be boiled down to the fact that one has gibs and the other doesn't. So remaking Half-Life without the gibs makes it seem like some kind of weird "edited for PG-13" version of the original game.

#46 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -

this is the best voice acting that i have ever heard in my entire life

HE'S BEEN KILLIN MAH BUDDIES

#47 Posted by Kscorps (55 posts) -

This is awesome!

#48 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

I got a Deus Ex vibe from the VOs. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

#49 Posted by codynewill (166 posts) -

How did Duke Nukem get in on the voice acting for this game?

#50 Posted by Sammo21 (3276 posts) -

This is an older build...the only thing that has iron sights in what they are currently working on is the Magnum...