Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Jailbreak

The Jailbreak Mod for Half-Life 2 was released today. Since this and Weapons Factory pretty much consumed my entire summer between 8th and 9th grade, I was eager to try it out.

I played for a solid half hour on a server that wasn't too laggy. There were only 4-6 people, which is less than ideal. The maps made good use of multi-level environments and were nicely polished. There were obvious battleground areas with ways to retreat, and some bottlenecks and choke points (which may have been too linear at times). This may change with more people, but it felt like there were way too many guns and ammo boxes strewn about. Also, the levels seemed to make random electronic explosion noises that were distracting when trying to figure out where the enemies were.

The rush from releasing teammates is still exhilarating enough to keep playing this mod for a while.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

Are there still ways to bust yourself out of jail by jumping on teammates' backs?

Jeremy said...

There is in one of the two maps and it requires 2 people. The website mentions "difficult escape routes with physics and timing puzzles." We were never alive long enough to pull it off because once two of us were in jail the third usually followed quickly.