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Posted by bburch87

I remember reading about Black Mesa years ago. It fell off my radar for a long time, but this looks incredible. Glad to see their hard work paid off!

Posted by baka_shinji17

Back in Black Mesa.

Posted by Nutchos

Video doesn't seem to be working for me =/

Posted by PunkAssAbe

weird how they don't seem to realize that this is just a HL1 remake

Posted by Glottery

Oh man, are they just acting like they don't know this is Half-Life reboot/remake thing or don't they really know? I know Dan didn't play much pc-games in the past, but I'd imagine Drew played HL...

Other than that, this still looks pretty great from the last time I played it.

Posted by roninhack

They do a lot to not say Half Life. Do they not know?

Edited by Variant3

Some people have interpreted everything we choose to put out onto the Internet as completely sincere and will probably do so as long as we keep putting things out onto the Internet.

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Posted by Venekor

This mod sucks.

The movement is slow and the jumping is nowhere near as good as the original, it just makes the platforming stuff feel really clumsy.

Also the A.I sucks, the original HL A.I was so much better, look it up on Youtube to see the difference.

Just play the original.

Posted by luckychris

speaking of science, does anyone know the half life of badjokeium?

Posted by TheShrubber

Oh, the comments in here are going to be great.

Posted by august

@danryckert@drewbert I'm not all the way through the video but you guys committing to the "we've never heard of Half-Life" joke means you can't really comment on the quality of the game as a remake or if it's worth twenty bucks.

Also of some concern is the fact that this remake doesn't include Xen, which means the entire end of the game is missing. The developers claim they are working on it, but seeing as how tortured the development of this remake has been over the years that claim should be met with some healthy skepticism.

Posted by Payner

Played this mod last year. It's great, but don't think I'll spend $20 for it again.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Oh great. Another early access "survival horror" walking sim, comprised of Unity assets randomly slapped together for a cheap profit. Steam really is a race to the bottom, as Jeff says.

Edited by pennywisewasnt

Committing to the bit.

Posted by Glottery

@theshrubber: Haha, I'm kinda wondering if I finally became a victim of Dan's infamous "trolling" (that folks claim he does, instead of just not knowing certain things), but since they both seemed to like it, it wasn't that bad to watch after the beginning.

Posted by civid

@august said:

@danryckert@drewbert I'm not all the way through the video but you guys committing to the "we've never heard of Half-Life" joke means you can't really comment on the quality of the game as a remake or if it's worth twenty bucks.

Also of some concern is the fact that this remake doesn't include Xen, which means the entire end of the game is missing. The developers claim they are working on it, but seeing as how tortured the development of this remake has been over the years that claim should be met with some healthy skepticism.

Fuck Xen, who even cares about that piece of shit part of the game.

Posted by BretAM5

Clearly some people have forgotten Dan's complete Half-Life playthrough back in his Game Informer days.

Posted by nateema

Comments are going to be a goldmine. I won't be able to hear myself think with all the whooshing.

Posted by Sil3n7

Was this a joke...because it just came off like Dan genuinely didn't know anything about Half Life.

Posted by AssInAss

Have only heard bad stuff about this as a bad remake on many levels. ggmanlives' review was brutal:

Posted by Dragon_Puncher

Dan's trolling hard again! :D the haters will use this as evidence that he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Posted by johncallahan

I feel they need to put a footnote on the video that says they are joking about not knowing what Half-Life is. Cause good lord a LOT of people aren't picking up on that.

Posted by Tajasaurus

I need to remember to read the youtube comments for this later

Posted by GiantLizardKing

How is this game still unfinished?

Posted by ReturnOfSuperman

@sil3n7 said:

Was this a joke...because it just came off like Dan genuinely didn't know anything about Half Life.

They're doing it for laughs.

Posted by MosaicM80

They're waiting for you Gordon, in the test chamber.

Posted by mellotronrules

this quicklook is dan's finest honey trap yet.

these comments are sure to be DELICIOUS.

Posted by MosaicM80

this quicklook is dan's finest honey trap yet.

these comments are sure to be DELICIOUS.

I could very easily tell they were joking. Can some people not?

Posted by katiedey

hahaha this is the best

Edited by BrianP

Oh my god people, if you think they are serious after drew says "I have a steel trap for remembering things from the 90's" there is no help for you.

Posted by Beechbone

Haha, I almost bought that they didn't know what was going on with Black Mesa, but after that Blue Shift reference all was clear ;)

Posted by Evilsbane

They Reaaaaallllly had me going with thinking they didn't know this was Half Life, hilarious guys.

Posted by tumbell

"you know i would like to see a...a...like the same events but like from that guard's perspective"

Posted by wrecks

Haha. Right on.

Posted by NiceVersePie

I bet these guys would have known ...

Posted by Damien_Azreal

@august:Troubled development?
It was a free mod being worked on with no funding, in their free time after their normal day jobs, after their family responsibilities.
They've also shifted things now. A member of the development team stated that before, people would come and go... work on whatever they wanted, and leave.
Now, being an actual development team/studio... and having Valve's backing and support, they have set goals. Work structures. The "team" is working to a schedule and timeline. And Xen is their primary goal.


After spending 11 years of their own money and free time to bring it out, why would they not deliver the final part of the game when they have funding and way more time/organization to do so.

@assinass:He also based his "review" off the 2012 free build of the mod.

The STEAM version addresses pretty much everything he complains about. AI is improved, weapons are better. Level design has been tweaked and improved. Voice acting has been redone.

Posted by Chewii101
Edited by firewater

Nice commitment to the gag guys. Funny stuff.

Posted by ArtisanBreads

*something sails over your head*

Edited by Lane_

I don't know, I'd probably like some kind of military perspective of this game. Maybe like a boot camp for starters and after that they would be deployed to the science facility that seems to be taken over by aliens, or something.

Posted by johnnymcginley

Can't wait to read the YouTube comments. People on here thinking they don't know HL is incredible.

Posted by Dezztroy

Swimming in video games is my phobia. Suddenly getting into the water with the ickysaur in Half-Life made me pause the game real quick.

Edited by THEBIGZED

@assinass: Nah, it's good. If you just want to play through Half Life 1 again then just do that. If you want something very similar but still fresh then get this. Should still be available for free, too.

Posted by CairnsyTheBeard

There is a game from the guards perspective, it's an expansion for Half-Life called Blue Shift

Posted by Sil3n7
@sil3n7 said:

Was this a joke...because it just came off like Dan genuinely didn't know anything about Half Life.

They're doing it for laughs.

There wasn't really much that was funny about it, which is basically the problem.

Edited by KirkyX

Watching the video, I thought the troll would be too obvious to work on all but the most humourless YouTube commenter. Reading this comment section, I'm glad to have been proven wrong.