Game of the Year 2009 already...

Black Mesa Source has been in the works for at least three years now and there was a time when I thought this mod for Half-Life 2 had gone dead. Alas this trailer proves otherwise.

  


I seriously think this looks amazing and even if you care not for Half-Life, one must appreciate all the work that has gone into this mod, especially knowning that everything is done from scratch, even the voice acting, to avoid legal issues.

Forget mod of the year, I'm hoping this will be my game of the year.

PS. If this dissapoints I'm going to commit suicide. 
26 Comments
26 Comments
Posted by ChestyMcGee
Black Mesa Source has been in the works for at least three years now and there was a time when I thought this mod for Half-Life 2 had gone dead. Alas this trailer proves otherwise.

  


I seriously think this looks amazing and even if you care not for Half-Life, one must appreciate all the work that has gone into this mod, especially knowning that everything is done from scratch, even the voice acting, to avoid legal issues.

Forget mod of the year, I'm hoping this will be my game of the year.

PS. If this dissapoints I'm going to commit suicide. 
Posted by Jayge_

Pics of the self-snuff or it never will happen.

Posted by Jayge_

I meant pics of you killing yourself if it disappoints you or it will never be counted as happening, speaking in a future tense.

The mod does look fucking amazing :-D

Posted by ChestyMcGee

Ah right, haha sorry. Bit of an angry comment from me there.

...*cough* I'll try not to embarass my self in the future.
Posted by Jayge_
ChestyMcGee said:
"Ah right, haha sorry. Bit of an angry comment from me there.
...*cough* I'll try not to embarass my self in the future.
"
No no, I understood. 'sall good.
Posted by daniel_beck_90
Jayge said:
"I meant pics of you killing yourself if it disappoints you or it will never be counted as happening, speaking in a future tense.

The mod does look fucking amazing :-D"
lol Jayge you are so funny , thanks for making me laugh from time to time
Posted by Claude

I saw this and it looks like... well like Jayge said. "amazing" or "fucking amazing". Give me.

Posted by Robot_Vampire

This game looks good but I doubt I'll ever play, looks A-Ok though. Probably go round to yours one day and watch it, does it continue the half life story at all?

Posted by ChestyMcGee

No, it's a remake of the original.

Posted by GamerGeek360

This does look interesting but I'm not much of a PC gamer so I probably won't ever play it.

Posted by madsnake

Its to soon for a remake isnt? i prefer Chapter III or HL3, but oh well, Gordon Freeman in action again is enough to start the hype.

Posted by Coltonio7

I can't wait! I haven't playe dthe original half life....and now I have a reason to!

Posted by Psynapse

Ok this will be awesome, and probably mod of the year, but i highly doubt it will beat a AAA title with millions invested...

Posted by ChestyMcGee

@Madsnake.

This isn't official, it's not made or endorsed by Valve. It's a 3rd party mod. Read the blog better and you would understand that.

Valve are hard at work making Half-Life: Episode 3.
Posted by Otacon

It looks so professional, If Valve doesn't buy this team they have missed out. 

Posted by PureRok
Otacon said:
"It looks so professional, If Valve doesn't buy this team they have missed out. "
I hope you mean hire because it's illegal to buy people.
Posted by superezekiel
PureRok said:
"Otacon said:
"It looks so professional, If Valve doesn't buy this team they have missed out. "
I hope you mean hire because it's illegal to buy people."
Hahaha. Yeah, I hope so too. Or else you're going to jail, motherfucker.
Posted by TheHBK

I dont see why they are doing new voice acting, except for the fact that the first Half Life sound files for voices is so crappy by todays standards.  I mean legal issues cant really be a concern considering that mods use Valves stuff all the time.  If they were concerned about the voices being a legal issue, then why make the mod at all?  Map layouts and the story itself are copyright by Valve so they would have legal issues with the whole thing.
This looks amazing and I hope you can kills the scientists and guards like in the first and dismember them yourself with explosives and good ol' red. (crowbar)  Thats what annoyed me the most about half life 2, it just took away that charm.

Posted by Charleslegrand
madsnake said:
"Its to soon for a remake isnt? i prefer Chapter III or HL3, but oh well, Gordon Freeman in action again is enough to start the hype."
It's been ten years since the original Half-Life.  That's a pretty long period of time I'd say!
Yeah, this mod is offically the game I'm the most looking forward to now.  There's also Empire: Total War.  By the way, check out the preview they've put on Gamespot.  
Posted by TekZero

So Half life gets a remake, but many classics from the SNES/Genesis era get snubbed.

Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror

I'd like to see what Black Mesa has done to Xen and the Nihilanth :) but so far this mod looks soooo good.

Posted by ChestyMcGee

@TekZero.

You really expect people to remake SNES and Megadrive games? You live in a dream world, sir.

Posted by myketuna

Plus, this is a fan-made mod for the most part. No one at Valve decided to help these guys out or give them the go ahead to do this. The fans just decided to do this after they played Half-Life: Source *which wasn't that much of a leap* But I do remember the awesome Chrono Resurrection Chrono Trigger remake that some fans were making. Until Square decided to stop it in its tracks. And now give us the DS PORT of the game instead. Awesome. /sarcasm

But I do agree with you, someone/some group has to remake those games. Keep it under wraps until it's done and release it into the wild before the big companies decide to shut it down. That's what the CR team should've done anyway. That thing would've spread like wildfire across the net. *sigh* Very sad.

Posted by geekpimpfx

I'm pretty excited for this, so many fond memories on the original Half-Life

Posted by Hamz

I would pay money to play this.

Posted by OutOfBounds9000

G-man looks like his marijuana just took over his soul.