Archives for 22nd January 2012
- Please note that these are publication date on this site, NOT the actual release date of the maps and mods
Author’s Note: Three-Legged Terror occurs as a side story during the events of Half-Life 2:Episode 2. The player assumes the role of a basic Resistance member, hidden away in an isolated mountain base with a small team of soldiers. This base is discovered by the Combine, who send a Strider to destroy the base. Gameplay revolves weakening and damaging the Strider throughout the map as it ascends the mountain trail, giving your NPC allies time to fix weapons and provide aid. The idea was inspired by Capcom’s Monster Hunter series, in particular the Lao-Shan Lung and Shen Gaoren fights. All three maps, mine and Monster Hunter’s, feature a massive enemy that must be weakened and defeated before it destroys the player’s base.
Welcome To The Desert Of The Real…
Having read many reviews of the mods posted on PP I quite often see players commenting that a map didn’t feel “real” to them.
It’s always interesting to me that people should choose to use the word “real” to describe a place in a world that is distinctly fantastic.
In Half Life 2 we’re presented with a dark future filled with aliens, undead foes and giant bugs but still feel that somehow, one map is more “real” than another.
22nd January 2012