Average User Score: 5.9Nov 8, 2013Let me preface my review with the fact that I preordered Battlefield 3 (for PC) and played less than five hours of the game because of howLet me preface my review with the fact that I preordered Battlefield 3 (for PC) and played less than five hours of the game because of how different (read:worse) it was compared to Battlefield 2.
Against my better judgement, I preordered BF4 while it was on sale, during the weeks leading up to release. I resisted every temptation to cancel my preorder, largely because it looked like DICE made good on their promises to bring Battlefield back to it's roots.
As of this writing I've already finished the Singleplayer campaign (which I found very enjoyable, even if it was a tad cheesy and rushed) and I've played numerous hours of multiplayer which I have found very enjoyable. Multiplayer can be pretty hit or miss depending on how cooperative your team is and whether your team is filled with players only trying to rack up kills rather than complete objectives.
The graphics are top notch no other FPS really comes close at the moment. The map design is mostly creative, looking forward to additional content next year.
Highly recommended.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Nov 15, 2012An amazing online multiplayer game which remains faithful to it's predecessor. Many of the features and game mechanics are missing whenAn amazing online multiplayer game which remains faithful to it's predecessor. Many of the features and game mechanics are missing when compared to the original - but they kept and refined the basics to craft a well-balanced team based multiplayer experience. Frustrations with the title often stem from the radically different styles of play that the Marines and Aliens require. Each side has different strengths and tactics, which gives them different advantages throughout the game. This (in my opinion) adds to the experience, creating unexpected scenarios - and keeping the game fresh.
The game presently runs for $25 on Steam, and is worth every penny. It's a work in progress - with many features, enhancements, and optimizations to come -- but in it's current state, still well worth playing.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.0Sep 21, 2012Black Mesa has the polish synonymous with a Valve property, and has surpassed all expectations in light of the sheer difficulty of theBlack Mesa has the polish synonymous with a Valve property, and has surpassed all expectations in light of the sheer difficulty of the project. The amount of dedication, passion, and love the developers put into this game is immediately apparent as you explore the depths of Black Mesa, and uncover the secrets of this research facility.
Black Mesa transcends the level of 'modification' - they didn't modify anything. They created this game (save for a few sound bites, etc) from the ground up - in an impressive feat not many could accomplish. Having played Half-Life 1, this game left me without a single gripe or complaint regarding it's faithfulness to the original. The additions (of which there are a few) utilize the source engine's physics and graphics in ways that remind you of Half-Life 2. These are not modders, they're developers - and have made a shining masterpiece which raises the bar on third-party game development in the source engine. It's faithful to the original, and yet creates this bizarre sense of deja vu with Half-Life 2 - making them feel like one contiguous game, no longer separated by 6 years or different engines. They have truly done the impossible. This is a must-play.… Expand