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  1. In Topic: Half-Life corner

    21 June 2017 - 06:13 AM

    View PostMarphy Black, on 21 June 2017 - 04:48 AM, said:

    It was never implied that the atmosphere in Xen was dangerous or inhospitable to humans, even in the first game. Part of this notion is implicit as it provides an explanation as to why all of the alien life that came from Xen can also survive on Earth, but there's also a very explicit demonstration of this in HL1 as a normal, non-suit wearing scientist can be found hiding in Xen during the Nihilanth battle.

    I don't like it either way, even if it was already there in HL1. It works better as a hostile place or at least somewhere that humans shouldn't be in for extended periods of time without a HEV or a haz-mat suit.


    The presence of human hardware is logical, as there have been expeditions in Xen for a while, collecting samples, until they got collected themselves !

    Xen is supposed to be a hostile place, having human stuff lying around makes it feel less alien and threatening. When you leave Black Mesa, you leave all of Earth behind - having human tech and scaffolding lying around just robs the place of it's impact. It's more interesting if they could only make really quick trips there and back again rather than being able to set up camp there.
  2. In Topic: Half-Life corner

    21 June 2017 - 03:43 AM

    I feel like they're missing the point of Xen by adding human stuff to it - it just feels like a lazy way out to making a video game level. The whole point of Xen was to create a truly alien environment that wasn't made with human navigation in mind, necessitating the usage of the long jump. The slaves weren't native to Xen either, which really loops back into enforcing their 'slave' aspect as well. There's no way for them to escape, much like a human would be kinda screwed if they were stuck there too.

    I hated how the XP packs just made Xen really mundane and let you walk around without a hazard suit or anything.
  3. In Topic: Will the AMC TC always use the classic renderer?

    20 June 2017 - 03:05 AM

    don't try and run it with polymer, it doesn't support skyboxes and other things and will just look awful.
  4. In Topic: AMC TC general

    17 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

    Chi shield does as the description says, if you get hit whilst doing a special melee move you only take half damage. The screen tints blue and you can hear a sound effect play when this takes effect.
  5. In Topic: Shadow Warrior corner

    16 May 2017 - 05:57 AM

    View PostSledgehammer, on 16 May 2017 - 05:19 AM, said:

    Are those books any good, by the way? I always wondered about both SW and Duke books.

    I have You only die twice; it's not gonna win any literature awards and man the plot is fucking dumb but I don't regret reading it.



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