If Black Mesa Source didn't show you just how much people can REALLY do with the Source Engine, this mod will solidify your beliefs.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/neotokyo/vide ... r#imagebox
Of course, you can also download 720p versions of the Trailer, much higher quality, but this is just to let you see it quickly.
It's coming out soon, Q1 2009.
Honestly, it's the only mod besides Black Mesa Source that has done so much work, I honestly believe. They've been working on it since Source's release and the quality shows. The Music is intense, the graphics are awesome for Source.
All of the devs have jobs are real Studios or so by now, and work on this on the side. Music was done in professional studios and by a very talented music maker.
It's free of course, although the quality of it made me believe otherwise when I first saw the trailer. This mod, once it's released, I'm sure it'll get a Steamworks debut and become insanely popular. If mods with half as much work as it can garner over a thousand con-current players, this surely can.
One quote I like is a a Developer Banter, one of the Reviewers of the Mod on Moddb said...
"It's like Counter-Strike & Rainbow Six had a fucking awesome baby"
I've recently been addicted to all the Media releases lately and a big fan, after finding out about it and all the little things. It looks intense, it makes almost all the other mods look like peanuts.
(In terms of Quality) They even animated Ankles...very rare.
I've been spamming all my friends with it and I honestly believe it'll do well.
This really showcases what dedicated mod teams can do. I'm sure that if this goes off with a bang, they could start a franchise if it gets popular enough. They have enough backround story to really start something up.
maps on release(20 Official maps planned), now that's good. Unlockables, Achievements, stuff like that.
I hope Valve buys them up, highly unlikely, but I believe they deserve it almost as much as Black Mesa Source does. It makes Dystopia look like they weren't even trying.