History Videogame / BlackMesa

7th Mar '17 4:08:37 PM manhandled
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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", are unilaterally portrayed as monstrous, callously joking about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping female scientists]] at the least (in the mod version that is) and murdering defenseless old men begging for help at the worst. 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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* 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", are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unilaterally portrayed as monstrous, monstrous]], callously joking about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping female scientists]] at the least (in the mod version that is) and murdering defenseless old men begging for help at the worst. 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.
7th Mar '17 5:24:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''[[http://www.blackmesagame.com/ Black Mesa]]'' is a mod by [[http://www.moddb.com/company/crowbar-collective the Crowbar Collective]] (formerly known as the Black Mesa Development Team) for the Source Engine that recreates ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. It has been in development since the release of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' in 2004, and has had its first release, which runs from the starting chapter ''Black Mesa Inbound'' to the climactic ''Lambda Core'' chapter, [[DevelopmentHell in September 2012]]. The final four chapters, constituting the Xen part of the game, and a multiplayer component are still under development and will be released at a later point, with a [[http://steamcommunity.com/games/362890/announcements/detail/548704690350103809 target release date]] of Summer 2017.

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''[[http://www.blackmesagame.com/ Black Mesa]]'' is a full conversion mod by [[http://www.moddb.com/company/crowbar-collective the Crowbar Collective]] (formerly known as the Black Mesa Development Team) for the Source Engine that recreates ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. It has been in development since the release of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' in 2004, and has had its first release, which runs from the starting chapter ''Black Mesa Inbound'' to the climactic ''Lambda Core'' chapter, [[DevelopmentHell in September 2012]]. The final four chapters, constituting the Xen part of the game, and a multiplayer component are still under development and will be released at a later point, with a [[http://steamcommunity.com/games/362890/announcements/detail/548704690350103809 target release date]] of Summer 2017.
14th Feb '17 1:56:29 AM GojiBiscuits
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** Bullsquids, despite their UglyCute status, are now much quieter, and typically the last thing you'll hear before one comes out of cover and starts attacking you is the sound of it inhaling to fire ink. You won't hear their iconic screaming in this game.

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** Bullsquids, despite their UglyCute status, larger size, are now much quieter, and typically the last thing you'll hear before one comes out of cover and starts attacking you is the sound of it inhaling to fire ink. You won't hear their iconic screaming in this game.
14th Feb '17 1:55:59 AM GojiBiscuits
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** Bullsquids, despite their UglyCute status, are now much quieter, and typically the last thing you'll hear before one comes out of cover and starts attacking you is the sound of it inhaling to fire ink. You won't hear their iconic screaming in this game.
24th Jan '17 2:24:12 PM Enderguy059
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** Zombies now come in a security guard and(as of the October 2016 Halloween Update) a marine variant. In the original games, the latter only showed up in ''Opposing Force'' alongside the former, which also appeared in ''Blue Shift''. In addition, the headcrabs now can leap off corpses if they're not headshot, a feature that was in ''Half-Life 2'' and was supposed to be implemented in the original ''Half-Life'', but was ultimately cut due to being too complex.

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** Zombies now come in a security guard and(as and (as of the October 2016 Halloween Update) a marine variant. In the original games, the latter they only showed up in ''Opposing Force'' alongside Force'', with the former, which former also appeared appearing in ''Blue Shift''. In addition, the headcrabs now can leap off corpses if they're not headshot, a feature that was in ''Half-Life 2'' and was supposed to be implemented in the original ''Half-Life'', but was ultimately cut due to being too complex.
21st Jan '17 9:00:05 AM vovan1
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** You can also lure soldiers in one of the labs and kill them with Emergency Tesla Discharge, which completely disintegrates them.

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** You can also lure soldiers in one of the labs and kill them with Emergency Tesla Discharge, which completely disintegrates them.them completely.
21st Jan '17 8:10:59 AM vovan1
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** You can also lure soldiers in one of the labs and kill them with Emergency Tesla Discharge, which completely disintegrates them.
9th Jan '17 2:37:22 AM Rmpdc
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Operation: Black Mesa'' and ''Guard Duty'', Source remakes for ''Opposing Force & Blue Shift'', respectively. Like the original two games, they're being developed by the same studio (though not by the same people as Black Mesa), and aren't sharing assets with Black Mesa. They're similarly in DevelopmentHell, though.
** There's also the cancelled ''Hazard Team'', which was meant to be a Source remake for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version's co-op mode, ''Decay''.
4th Jan '17 5:25:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: The lobby of the Questionable Ethics lab has a bit more equipment this time around. Additionally, there's another first aid station and HEV charger right before you lead the scientists out into the lobby. One scientist points out that it all seems a bit too easy. [[spoiler:He's right. There's a new boss battle that wasn't present in the original game.]]

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* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: The lobby of the Questionable Ethics lab has a bit more equipment this time around. Additionally, there's another first aid station and HEV charger right before you lead the scientists out into the lobby. One scientist points out that it all seems a bit too easy. [[spoiler:He's right. There's a new boss MultiMookMelee battle that wasn't present in the original game.]]
1st Jan '17 3:16:27 AM Rmpdc
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** The marines now use appropriate vehicles (the Bradley was replaced with a LAV, the F-16s were replaced with Harriers, the trucks were replaced with Humvees) and wear more realistic looking uniforms (the "powered combat vest" was replaced with modern plated body armor and they no longer wear balaclavas). The various mortar pieces throughout ''Surface Tension'' were also replaced by TOW missiles, and the weird double turrets in ''On A Rail'' were replaced with normal M2 Browning machine guns.

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** The marines now use more appropriate vehicles (the Bradley was replaced with a LAV, the F-16s were replaced with Harriers, the trucks were replaced with Humvees) and wear more realistic looking uniforms (the "powered combat vest" was replaced with modern plated body armor and they no longer wear balaclavas). The various mortar pieces throughout ''Surface Tension'' were also replaced by TOW missiles, and the weird double turrets in ''On A Rail'' were replaced with normal M2 Browning machine guns.
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