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News Hype Black Mesa goes Definitive Edition

KyoShiRo330

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Thing promised, thing due, Black Mesa: Definitive Edition is here!



This big free update transforms the Half-Life remake to version 1.5 with a big polish on the whole game.
Better graphics, better optimization and redesign of certain passages, notably Part B of On A Rail. Also of note is the full implementation of the Steam Workshop and the correction of a bunch of bugs.
The developer team also took the opportunity to adjust the gameplay in some places. By adding enemies here and adjusting the level-design there.





Highlights of the Definitive Edition

Massive polish and art updates throughout the game
Complete lighting and gameplay pass to the chapter “Power Up”
Complete redesign of second “On A Rail” map (map B)
Significant optimizations across the whole game that will improve performance on low to mid range PCs
Outdoor art passes for “We’ve Got Hostiles”, “On A Rail”, “Questionable Ethics”, “Surface Tension”, and “Forget About Freeman”
New shield and architectural art for Interloper
Full workshop support




 

Sub_Level

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I already liked the game even back when it was a free mod & had the deadly accurate Marines. Will be great to play this, perhaps this weekend.
 
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Zefah

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Nice! I was super impressed with what they achieved when I played it like a year ago.
 
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Fbh

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Is this one worth getting if I never played the original? Is it good beyond the nostalgia factor?
 

Soodanim

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I don’t remember how far I got through this, but if they’re still going with more updates I’ll give it more time before I continue.
Is this one worth getting if I never played the original? Is it good beyond the nostalgia factor?
It’s basically a fan remake that turned into a (semi?) official project. Half-Life is great and this is a modern update. Go for it
 

GriffinCorp

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What a surprise. I guess I'm going to start a new game soon. I loved this game back in 1998 and the Black Mesa mod was just pure magic, what a bonus!
 

AV

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Might be worth a replay, it's really really good. I've beaten the original Half-Life enough by now that if I'm gonna replay it, I'm gonna replay BM.
 
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Here come the Half Life clean-up Marines to remind us how much, much worse the AI of FPS enemies has got since HL came out... :(
 

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Played it earlier this year. Xen looks fantastic but you can tell some of the Earth maps date back from 15 years ago when the game started development.