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Published on December 4th, 2008 | by tr3Ks

Black Mesa (again!) + Remake More Games Please!

A return to the original Half-Life using Valves new Source engine. I know I’m excited to see the game, click the trailer below to check out how it looks!

Black Mesa Trailer

About Black Mesa

Black Mesa (formerly Black Mesa: Source) is a Half-Life 2 total conversion remaking VALVe Software’s award-winning PC game, Half-Life. Utilizing the Source engine, Black Mesa will reintroduce the player as Doctor Gordon Freeman, along with the original cast of memorable characters and environments seen in Half-Life. Black Mesa was built and founded on the basis that Half-Life: Source was inadequate as the Source engine port of Half-Life, regardless of the intentions of VALVe Software. As such, Black Mesa was founded to fully reconstruct the Half-Life universe utilizing Source to its fullest potential in terms of art detail, level sizes and code features. This total conversion will not require Half-Life: Source to play – only a copy of any Source Engine game installed on Steam.

Now that I’ve explained the good that is about to come, this has brought something to my attention.

I was recently discussing where the current state of video games are going, and do we really need to keep making sequels? Currently I can think of just a handful of games that are creating a next gen remake of their former star studed selves. Namely SFIV(which is considered a sequel, but IMO its a next gen remake), Black Mesa, and a few others. But, I ask you all a question; would you rather keep playing games that have new features that can possibly ruin a previous formula that worked so well in other games? For instance, what if Infinity Ward remade Call of Duty 1 in their new engine, no perks, just keep the same game and adapt it to the new engine, re make the maps, and maybe add a little storyline etc, and release the title for lets say 45$ instead of a brand new title at $60? I know I would buy that. I’m a huge fan on the first game and all that it brought to the table, i feel like the game has somehow lost that feeling in their recent titles, not to mention the let-down that CoD5 was. New skins and a weak plot for 60$? I’ll pass. But, a CoD1 remake for 45$? COUNT ME IN. Share your thoughts in the comments. This might seem like somewhat of a ramble, but I had to share my thoughts and wanted to know if others agreed.

-tr3Ks

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