History VideoGame / BlackMesa

31st May '18 9:08:51 AM Sikon
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* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: Barney Calhoun, Eli Vance and Isaac Kleiner, major characters introduced in ''Half-Life 2'', replace the guard banging on the door (according to ''Blue Shift'') and two of the generic scientists from the original. Eli ''[[RetCon is]]'' the scientist who sends you up to call for help and Kleiner greets you in the Spectrometer control room; their placement was based on comments by the series' writer, [[WordOfGod Marc Laidlaw]], and the fact Eli states that he is the one who sent you to the surface.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Barney Calhoun, Eli Vance and Isaac Kleiner, major characters introduced in ''Half-Life 2'', replace the guard banging on the door (according to ''Blue Shift'') and two of the generic scientists from the original. Eli ''[[RetCon is]]'' the scientist who sends you up to call for help and Kleiner greets you in the Spectrometer control room; their placement was based on comments by the series' writer, [[WordOfGod Marc Laidlaw]], and the fact Eli states that he is the one who sent you to the surface.
15th May '18 1:48:32 PM rjd1922
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* DummiedOut: Code exists in the game that would have [[http://youtu.be/uoTLJJUIQeE forced the player to fight off a headcrab attempting to "couple" with their head.]] This feature can still be enabled with a console command but lacks the proper textures.

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* DummiedOut: Code exists in the game that would have [[http://youtu.be/uoTLJJUIQeE forced the player to fight off a headcrab attempting to "couple" with their head.]] This feature can still be enabled with a console command but lacks the proper textures.textures, though [[https://gamebanana.com/textures/3497 there's a mod to restore them]].



"[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants MY LEG!]]"

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"[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants "[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants MY LEG!]]"
20th Mar '18 4:07:44 AM Enderguy059
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** In the uncut version of Surface Tension, the Osprey unable to takeoff is codenamed "Goose 4", a possible reference to ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'', where Shepherd's transport is code-named "Goose 7".

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** In the uncut version of Surface Tension, the Osprey unable to takeoff is codenamed code-named "Goose 4", a possible reference to ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'', where Shepherd's transport is code-named the "Goose 7".#" designation was first used for specific Ospreys.
13th Mar '18 11:12:45 PM Rmpdc
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* ArmiesAreEvil: There aren't many games these days that have you actively fighting against the US Military. The US Marine taskforce attempting to cover-up the disaster at Black Mesa, the "Hazardous Environment Combat Unit" or "HECU", are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unilaterally portrayed as monstrous]], callously joking about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping female scientists]] at the least [[note]]Although the related dialogue lines have been removed in the Steam release of the game[[/note]] and murdering defenseless old men begging for help at the most. The situation is made even worse by the fact that, at first, they are expected as a relief and rescue force by the people trapped in buildings and bunkers infested with alien monsters. The soldiers make full use of this, drawing in the scientists before executing them.\\\
That being said, one marine in the Rocket control room expresses discontent with shooting civilians, either on [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral grounds]] or because he thinks it's a [[StupidEvil bad idea]]. He even wonders out loud who ordered them to open fire on civilians. The marines also really hate Freeman because he's killing their comrades, though this also is a form of MoralMyopia because he's doing it out of ''self-defense''.

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* ArmiesAreEvil: There aren't many games these days that have you actively fighting against the US Military. The US Marine taskforce task force attempting to cover-up the disaster at Black Mesa, the "Hazardous Environment Combat Unit" or "HECU", are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unilaterally portrayed as monstrous]], callously joking about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping female scientists]] at the least [[note]]Although the related dialogue lines have been removed in the Steam release of the game[[/note]] and murdering defenseless old men begging for help at the most. The situation is made even worse by the fact that, at first, they are expected as a relief and rescue force by the people trapped in buildings and bunkers infested with alien monsters. The soldiers make full use of this, drawing in the scientists before executing them.\\\
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That being said, one marine in the Rocket control room expresses discontent with shooting civilians, either on [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral grounds]] or because he thinks it's a [[StupidEvil bad idea]]. He even wonders out loud who ordered them to open fire on civilians. The marines also really hate Freeman because he's killing their comrades, though this also is a form of MoralMyopia because he's doing it out of ''self-defense''.
13th Mar '18 11:10:02 PM Rmpdc
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** HECU soldiers are now much more accurate with their weapons, and are capable of killing you with a few bursts, especially if you're caught off-guard or are low on health and suit power.
** HECU medics, compared to their previous incarnation in ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'', are now armed with the same weapons as regular HECU soldiers, and are as competent with said weapons and as difficult to take down as a regular HECU Marine.


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* CombatMedic: A new class of HECU Marine carrying over from ''Half-Life: Opposing Force''. Like their predecessors, they will heal fellow HECU Marines should they get wounded in the field. Unlike their predecessors, these medics are armed with the same weapons as regular HECU Marines, and are just as competent as them.
13th Mar '18 11:03:54 PM Rmpdc
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** In the uncut version of Surface Tension, the Osprey unable to takeoff is codenamed "Goose 4", a possible reference to ''Half-Life: Opposing Force'', where Shepherd's transport is code-named "Goose 7".
12th Mar '18 5:21:54 PM Rmpdc
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* AlasPoorVillain: Compared to the original ''Half-Life'' (where they were just depicted as more {{Mooks}} to shoot at), this game, in particular the Steam release, will make you feel sorry for the HECU Marines once the tide is turned against them. Of particular note is one heartbreaking conversation between a mortally wounded soldier and a Medic heard on a radio late in ''Surface Tension''.
12th Mar '18 5:17:21 PM Rmpdc
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* EnemyChatter: The HECU marines have a lot more of this than the original. Some of it's pretty funny.

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* EnemyChatter: The HECU marines in the original mod version have a lot more of this than the original. Some of it's pretty funny.


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** Downplayed in the Steam release, where they say far fewer sentences, and mostly focus on just trying to kill you.
20th Feb '18 3:49:21 PM rjd1922
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With Creator/{{Valve}}'s blessing, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/362890 a retail version of Black Mesa, with some enhancements compared to the free version, has been made available on Steam.]] Eventually, this allowed for the multiplayer portion of the game to finally become playable, but only on the Steam version.

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With Creator/{{Valve}}'s blessing, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/362890 a retail version of Black Mesa, with some enhancements compared to the free version, version]], has been made available on Steam.]] UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}. Eventually, this allowed for the multiplayer portion of the game to finally become playable, but only on the Steam version.
20th Feb '18 3:48:38 PM rjd1922
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With Valve's blessing, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/362890 a retail version of Black Mesa, with some enhancements compared to the free version, has been made available on Steam.]] Eventually, this allowed for the multiplayer portion of the game to finally become playable, but only on the Steam version.

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With Valve's Creator/{{Valve}}'s blessing, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/362890 a retail version of Black Mesa, with some enhancements compared to the free version, has been made available on Steam.]] Eventually, this allowed for the multiplayer portion of the game to finally become playable, but only on the Steam version.
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