Hey there! Welcome to this week's roundup of the YouTube, where we covered two very recently released Half-Life community mods (and one in particular captured people's interest quite a lot!)
Monday - Shorts - Silent Hill: Alchemilla
Alchemilla's gameplay is a different take from the usual Silent Hill experience, with no active threats to combat - beyond your own unease at the events taking place. Fall in and out of the nightmare world and uncover the mystery behind the hospital, but take care not to lose yourself in the grim atmosphere too much - or you might never surface.
Tuesday - Playthrough - NOBLE Strike
Halo's competitive scene has weathered the changing of mechanics, games, and even series developers, remaining a core part of the franchise's gameplay offering. It's no surprise, then, that Noble Strike, a Halo gameplay conversion mod, snugly fits into Counter Strike: Global Offensive, becoming at once something familiar and something new.
Wednesday - Shorts - Sun Haven
Sun Haven is a cutesy and cozy game which benefits from variety in all the systems it presents. Great cooking to woo locals? Underground mining for valuables in the face of evil beasties? Or magic-powered farming? All are options to be explored not alone, but with a sortie of up to seven others as you mine, build, and farm your way towards collective achievement.
Thursday - Playthrough - Republic Commando: Remastered
Predating the Clone Wars animated series, Republic Commando was a deep dive into the Clone Trooper brotherhood. With your own pack of badasses under your command, it is fondly remembered - and whilst graphically it's no let-down even today, this remaster mod's beginnings have brought it up to a polished sheen with more to come. Take a look!
Friday - Shorts - The Nameless Mod
Deus Ex is already a notable mirror into many things cultural - allowing players a direct part in political and social intrigue. The Nameless Mod pays homage in its own way, through a referential story that broaches topics beyond Deus Ex and instead wider internet culture, in a total conversion that will make you chuckle knowingly more often than not.
That's all for this round-up. What do you think about the mods listed? Feel free to discuss below and check out the YouTube for more videos past, present, and future!