News Black Mesa - now in public-beta before v1.0

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I've never played HL and have been waiting for Black Mesa for a few years now. Hopefully Xen will release soon so I can finally play the series.
which one will be out first: Half-Life 3 or the final version of Black Mesa?

place your bets

;)
Idk about that but I'm sure both will release before M&B Bannerlord :(
 

MegaApple

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I've never played HL
I'll say this. Play it.
I'm not saying out of nostalgia (although I'm used to old shooters), I played the famous demo in 2016 and the full game last year. And this was after I completed the HL2 games.

Black Mesa is essentially a different game compared to the original, shooting is different, level design and set pieces have been altered and so is the presentation of it. (I'm not saying it's bad, just different).
 
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Anteater

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I've never finished HL1 either, for some reason I keep stopping at some point. Did this with the original, the source port and then the black mesa ver, lol.

The human AIs in Black Mesa was kind of wonky, I hope they've put in the effort to improve that.
 
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708

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I'll say this. Play it.
I'm not saying out of nostalgia (although I'm used to old shooters), I played the famous demo in 2016 and the full game last year. And this was after I completed the HL2 games.

Black Mesa is essentially a different game compared to the original, shooting is different, level design and set pieces have been altered and so is the presentation of it. (I'm not saying it's bad, just different).
Yeah, I've heard this from one of my friends who's a giant HL fan as well. I might do it since I already own all the games. But should I play HL:Source or the original version?
 
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Exzyleph

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This looks really impressive.

It would be amazing if they also managed to improve on the actual game-play/story-telling, since the original Xen levels felt like a rather lackluster end to Half-Life.
 
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freshVeggie

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Oh man, this looks awesome.
The OG HL was my introduction to FPS, it has a special place. One of the few games I replayed multiple times.

Was sad that I didn't win Black Mesa keys on Steamgifts when it hit Humble Monthly :cry:
 
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Maxi

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That looks very good and also quite different from how I remember it being in the original HL. Apart from that horrible sack creature... That is now even more grotesque.
 
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The Kingdom of Bohemia
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now in public beta
We have pushed a build to public-beta on Steam. This is our candidate for our release out of Early Access! If you are interested in helping us test, we would greatly appreciate it.
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gabbo

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I hope they take on Opposing Forces and Blue Shift, though.
There are/were teams doing just that, but it seems the original game and its expansion remakes became black holes in the source mod community where plenty of work and teams went it but nothing every comes out.

Not even Decay Source has come out and it's a tiny chunk of addon by comparison
 

CommodoreKong

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I recently played this as part of my Half Life playthrough and while it was fun, they really went overboard with Xen. They really needed to cut about half of it and leave in the good parts. When I got to my 10th figure out how to plug in a power cable puzzle in a row in Xen I nearly dropped the game.