The only thing worse than waiting forever for Episode 3...
is that we are (or at least I am) also waiting forever for the Half-Life 2 Mod, BLACK MESA, which for those that don't know, is the complete rebuilding of the original Half-Life, but fully using the SOURCE Engine, and was started when Half-Life: Source disappointed everyone. It has been in the works for 8 years, and was 'going to' come out in 2009, but that never happened. It used to win awards like 'Top Unreleased Mod' but more recently gets 'Vaporware of the Year'.
I think, if Episode 3 took another 2 or 3 years, but Black Mesa came out soon, I would be okay with it. (Of course, being a mod, Valve ain't working on Black Mesa, so the two games' developments are really unrelated...)
Anyways, for an amazingly awesome preview of Black Mesa from about 2008:
'I can't believe I lost to this SCUM!!!' -Meteo Crusher
Spending years being trolled by 'Chrono Break' was WAY worse.
I remember waiting for Black Mesa back in 2009. I kinda gave up. It looked so promising.
Man I hope that there is a Half Life remake sometime. I really want to play the original game, but for some reason it gives me a headache too easily; a lot of older FPSes seem to do that too me. Maybe it is because I am playing the PS2 port.
Thank's, I'm gonna go butter my pooper with it real good.
One of the developers said at some point last year that it'd come out by 2013. They've all pretty much confirmed that its completed, and they're just perfecting it now.
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The saddest thing is that black mesa will probably end up recreating HL1 from sratch with a non-funded, small team faster than Valve can make the next HL installment.
What does that tell you? It tells me that the BM team is freakin' incredible.
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