(Edited by Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), Dec 25, 2008)Black Mesa Source - The Trailers
Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), Dec 25, 2008
By now I guess everyone heard about Black Mesa; the full-fledged remake of the original Half-Life with all the power and beauty of the Source engine.
Well, this has been on the making for quite a while now, but at least the developers were constantly keeping us posted via blog posts and screenshots and whatnot, so we didn't believe the project went down the drain or something.
A few days ago, they finally released the very first proper trailer for the game. To be honest, I was in expecting another showcase of empty locations... and boy was I wrong. To cut it short, seeing so much sweet, sweet live action caused my socks to blow right out the window. And the window wasn't even open.
How is it that Valve hasn't signed these guys for their sweatshop already, escapes me. I mean, if these kids put as much effort on the rest of the game as they did on the silo tentacle scene alone (you'll know what I mean once you've seen it), Half-Life 2: Episode Three might be in serious danger of being overshadowed by this. Which would be an irony of universe-imploding proportions, I guess.
Enough babbling, then, go watch the trailer. It's definitely worth your precious couple seconds.
(Edited by St. Martyne (3562), Dec 25, 2008)Re: Black Mesa Source - The Trailers
St. Martyne (3562), Dec 25, 2008
I try hard to feel excited by it, but alas..
I don't know. It kinda looks OK, but it feels exactly the same as the original HL does. At times I could've sworn that I am looking at original game footage.
The point of this remake is somehow lost upon me. It doesn't seem to deviate from the direction of original game much to be interesting conceptually. And the differences in technology between now and then are not that big to bring something entirely different to the table for our imagination.
I think putting those guys unquestionable talent to an original project might have been a much better idea.
EDIT: Watching it in HD does give a better kick, I should add.
St. Martyne Wrote:
Well that's the point of a remake, you know... :rolleyes:
Also, have you not seen the scene of the tentacle in the silo?!??! HAVE YOU NO HEART?!?!?!?!??!?!
Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze Wrote:
I can very well play the original game then, thank you very much. The greatest remakes are interesting to people familiar with the original, precisely, because the ability of providing a different take on the well-known idea, which will be more in tune with the current sensibilities. And as I said the technological leap is not that big to make a difference for people who hasn't played the game yet.
SOMEONE was working on a Blue Shift remake a while ago.
Once Black Mesa comes out, it'll be a matter of time before someone tries to do versions of those two games using Black Mesa's materials and models.
I can't wait for it. I can't play to Half-Life Source because I can't buy it and I'm very interested in Black Mesa who is also Half-Life with Source. The trailer made me remember so much time on Half-Life. Really, I hope to see a Opposing Force or a Blueshift with the Source Engine... It should be awesome.