Black Mesa: Source video leaked Created 7 years ago2012-08-08 03:38:31 UTC by Don Punch Don Punch

Created 7 years ago2012-08-08 03:38:31 UTC by Don Punch Don Punch

Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 03:38:31 UTC Post #308848
http://youtu.be/7O-LopmeppI

I dont know about some of the changes to my favorite game of all time, but I always hated that level anyways.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 04:29:05 UTC Post #308849
The anime-style voice acting would piss me right the f**k off.

Everything else looks great though.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 05:50:30 UTC Post #308851
Best level in the game because it has trains :), dat voice acting is shite everything else OMG I JUST CAME.
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 07:02:06 UTC Post #308852
Yeah voice acting is ridiculous.

The rest... looks very good. Can't wait to see this released.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 07:51:32 UTC Post #308854
They've confirmed that all the content in that video is pretty much final, including the voice acting for the soldiers.

Quote:
Everything is intentional; the soldiers are meant to sound like over-the-top movie bad guys. We're not interested in trying to get you to empathise with the enemies.
Source is here: Link

Initially I was quite shocked that they would do something that dumb, but after thinking about it a bit, the idea is growing on me somewhat. If you listen to the voices of the soldiers in HL1, they're actually pretty damn similar, just that the radio static makes it far less obvious. The radio static makes absolutely no sense when the soldiers are right next to each other, either.

I think they're going to get lots of backlash over that particular decision, because, you know, people on the internet are basically a bunch of entitled pricks. Knowing that, it would probably be better if they just made them sound like boring old soldiers, rather than trying to put a B-movie spin on them. That said, they throw Freeman into a trash compactor instead of shooting him. Tell me that isn't something straight out of a B-movie :P

ANYWAY....it looks great and I want to play it right now!
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 08:28:16 UTC Post #308856
Good to see it's not dead.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 08:49:26 UTC Post #308857
Love the scene in hl1 when they talk about me and I'm right behind them.

Though in the video the player takes too many hits. Hopefully the hardest difficulty will have even health points so enemies don't take forever to kill like hl1.

I only hope they'll release it soon. How long has this been in development? since 2005?
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 10:50:53 UTC Post #308859
One of my favorite bits right there.

It will come.

Soon.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 11:11:39 UTC Post #308861
Still not going to watch this one because of the spoilers. I don't want to see everything they've done until I have the mod in my hands. Also because one of the developers requested that anyone who hasn't seen the video not watch it, and the team is trying to get the videos taken down.

Of course, now that it's so widespread, they can't take down all the mirrors.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 11:19:01 UTC Post #308863
It's... so pretty. I'm terribly excited.

I think the voice acting fits right in. It's exactly how Half-Life was and that's fine with me.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 11:39:39 UTC Post #308865
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 13:27:06 UTC Post #308866
Maybe I'm numb or something, but I don't know how leaks could happen. Did some worker preemptively share a video with their cousin or something and they said "Sure I'll keep it to myself" and then share it on the net to everyone?
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 14:06:04 UTC Post #308867
I know there was at least one serious developer leak where a random guy just walked into the dev office, walked into their server room, and walked out with some Hard Drives. Bungie now has finger print locks on their server room for that reason, heh.

Other times it might be a slip from closed beta testers, or from company-outsourced work with people not under explicit NDA's.
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 14:25:56 UTC Post #308868
I'm ok with everything in the video.

This is one of the worst chapters of HL but its definitly looking good and I have faith in the devs and the changes they are making.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 14:29:14 UTC Post #308869
Worst chapter, oh cmon ppl dont you like trains ? :(
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 14:33:42 UTC Post #308871
We probably won't see this coming out for another 3 years, I'm sure. :/
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 16:35:37 UTC Post #308874
One of the lead devs said it's coming out "soonish" in a recent interview. I'd guess that's another year or so down the line.

Not sure if I like the soldiers' voice acting. Maybe it'll grow on me, but at the moment I would've preferred regular voices. To me it just doesn't sit right with the rest of the mod being ultra-attentive to adding realism/logic to the original environments.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 16:41:07 UTC Post #308875
The mod was probably good for release now, but they sent out a video right now to see what was wrong. Clearly the voices so they can work another 3 years on that then make another audience test.
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 17:31:50 UTC Post #308878
It's a tad dark for my tastes, but then again that chapter is set at night.
And with regards to the voice acting, I don't think it's too far beyond the realms of possibility that someone might release their own version of the lines. But then again, that could take too much effort for someone to do in their free time.
Either way, while I don't particularly like the voice acting, that was the dev-team's decision, and it doesn't really detract from the rest of the game.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 19:33:32 UTC Post #308881
I beleive a developer said that the video was darker than the game is because of the video being at a lower resolution as well as compressed. Can't remember where I saw that, though. Somewhere on the forums.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 10:58:09 UTC Post #308896
Yeah, I recall reading that too. Raminator I believe, who also commented on the music and sound quality.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 13:15:15 UTC Post #308897
Worst chapter, oh cmon ppl dont you like trains ?
I LIKE TRAINS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHkKJfcBXcw
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 13:33:58 UTC Post #308898
Oh my, that looks great! I'm really digging the hud effects when you take damage.
The anime-style voice acting would piss me right the f**k off.
I was totally thinking, "What does anime-style voice acting even sound like?" It was soooooooooooooo clear when the soldiers started talking.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 13:59:42 UTC Post #308899
Ah anime. Thanks to anime I now know that ! is pronounced: "Gargh!! *pant pant*"
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 14:03:03 UTC Post #308900
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 14:57:14 UTC Post #308901
Unfortunately, they're also fixing something that doesn't really need fixing, so all the standard grunts have to wear gas masks.
Which is a shame, because the face creation system allowed for a lot of different faces and accessories for the grunts' heads.
I realize the radio voices are a nostalgia point, but I don't see why every grunt needs to have them, especially when 2/3 of the regular grunts didn't wear gas masks in the first place.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 16:11:05 UTC Post #308902
Thanks guys, you just delayed Black Mesa Source.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 16:23:17 UTC Post #308903
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 17:44:19 UTC Post #308904
Thanks guys, you just delayed Black Mesa Source.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 19:08:53 UTC Post #308908
Why are you guys hating on the voice acting? Seems just fine to me.
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 20:18:33 UTC Post #308910
I'm hating on it because it sucks. Same guy, both voices, too melodramatic.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-09 22:41:00 UTC Post #308914
Unfortunately, they're also fixing something that doesn't really need fixing, so all the standard grunts have to wear gas masks.
Which is a shame, because the face creation system allowed for a lot of different faces and accessories for the grunts' heads.
I realize the radio voices are a nostalgia point, but I don't see why every grunt needs to have them, especially when 2/3 of the regular grunts didn't wear gas masks in the first place.
I both kind of agree and disagree. The static makes the grunts sound more dangerous and evil, but it will be a shame to lose the extra face details. There's nothing wrong with the actors voice, he just shouldn't be reading his lines like he's auditioning for a porn film.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-10 00:26:23 UTC Post #308915
Lol, I agree with Strider. But the voices weren't off-putting enough for me to in any way diminish my excitement for the mod. The gameplay looks good, and orthodox.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-10 02:29:26 UTC Post #308920
There's nothing wrong with the actors voice, he just shouldn't be reading his lines like he's auditioning for a porn film.
THAT EXACTLY.

I think it completely ruins the mood.

...maybe if they changed the soundtrack to something like this...
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