Monday, September 17, 2012
Gray's Reviews: Black Mesa
Seven long years ago, a small community team made up of developers and volunteers quietly announced they would be redesigning the original Half-Life utilizing the (at the time) new Source Engine made for Half-Life 2 and Portal. While there were a few screenshots here and there and a tantalizing trailer some years back, the team was pretty quiet about the whole thing. Fans have been salivating for even the smallest morsel of info about the project, and some even started spreading rumors that the whole thing was silently scrapped.
Well, hell seems to be getting pretty cold because Black Mesa has finally debuted. So here's the million dollar question: Does Black Mesa succeed at recreating the world that first introduced us to Gordon Freeman, or does it fall short of everything it could have been?
Read my review and find out!