I am positive all of us get that urge to replay Half-Life from time to time. However who even has the time to wander aimlessly by means of Black Mesa’s subterranean labyrinth lately? Fortunately, modder MrFloyd has compressed Gordon Freeman’s bloody journey right into a single stage, as a part of collaborative Half-Life mod TWHL Tower 2.
Following its 2016 predecessor, TWHL Tower 2 duties you with working your manner by means of an awfully unusual tower block. Every flooring is its personal bespoke stage created by a member of the Half-Life mapping neighborhood, resetting your well being and weapons every flooring to present you a contemporary begin on every map.
It is properly value trying out by itself, however the actual spotlight is Ground 18’s Half-Pint— which sees MrFloyd try and cram the whole Half-Life 1 expertise into the ground area of an workplace block.
Truthfully, it is lovely. The Resonance Cascade chamber is only a harmful closet inside a foyer that is already wanting a bit of cramped. The advanced is absolutely represented, from the primary guard to the ultimate teleporter to Xen. Whereas Black Mesa’s builders wracked their heads over the right way to remake that notorious tram bit, it appears to be like like MrFloyd’s give you an answer that ought to please everybody.
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Half-Pint does discover methods to be difficult—organising easy escape-room puzzles and claustrophobic ambushes. However greater than a sport, the extent is an enchanting breakdown of Half-Life’s sprawling journey. Every chapter will get a room, perhaps two, to seize its essence, with a number of vents thrown in for good measure.
Besides Xen. Floyd could not be bothered with Xen. The infamous border world solely will get a bit of post-it be aware saying as a lot within the stage’s ultimate room, a gallery marking each step on Gordon Freeman’s journey. It was your journey, too— you have been nonetheless climbing out of trash compactors, shotgunning troopers, and thwacking issues with a crowbar. It is simply that all of it occurred within the area of some sq. toes.
That it is solely one in every of TWHL Tower 2’s many flooring is all the higher, and I shan’t spoil what the opposite ranges have in retailer. The mod may be downloaded without cost over on its ModDB page.