Half-Life Fan Movie: Escape from City 17

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by iii, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

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    Oct 10, 2005
    Part 1


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UPMEmCqZo[/youtube]


    Better quality:

    http://www.purchasebrothers.com/Purchase-Brothers-v2-hl.html

     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    cool. nice sfx for the most part.

    could've benefitted from someone with actual firearms experience though.
     
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Someone in my class today was talking about this. Looks pretty damn good though see what he means about the zombies being a little... cheap.
    Combine look great though.
     
  4. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    That made me get excited...
     
  5. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    It actually wasn't bad. I kinda liked it.
    As SuA said, they need weapons training.
    Looks and sounds like the game which is impressive. Pretty good stuff.

    EDIT: Grenade explosion looked a little cheesy.
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Is it just me or does the Tower in the City 17 video reminds me with its red glow to the Sauron Tower from Lord of the Rings :P
     
  7. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Do you mean making the firearms operate realistically or make the characters seem like they were trained to shoot? If it's the latter then I would respond that the City 17 resistance was mostly a lot of civilians with guns.

    Anyway, definitely one of the best fanfilms out there. Up there with Batman: Dead End. I hope they are able to finish it into a satisfying narrative.
     
  8. Soviet Travolta

    Soviet Travolta First time out of the vault

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    Dec 26, 2008
    Not trying to question the professional quality of their work, but it leaves me very cold. I can't prevent myself from seeing Half Life the computer game with real life characters inserted inside, instead of a real world in which would appear half life elements. Maybe it's hard to get out or beyond the original media, and probably, being mostly a showcase of their talent, it lacks its autonomy as a piece of art.

    But it may also be my usual "same shit over and over again" rant against those kind of "inspired by" movies ...
     
  9. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    i have no trouble with them making beginner mistakes (or hell, some veterans still do stupid stuff as well), but i was more talking of them badly holding or shouldering the firearms. the gun's behavior would be vastly different than what was displayed irl due to their stance and way they handled it.

    example: there's a close up where he obviously shoulders the SMG in a wrong way and then goes full automatic. irl, it would have slipped off his shoulder.
    in itself, the weapon is pretty controlable (spray & pray style, but only if you know what you're doing), even without shouldering, but he was also was clearly holding it in a very relaxed fashion.

    it no worky that way.
     
  10. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Also no one in the actual game shoulders the smg as it is too small.
     
  11. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

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    Oct 7, 2008
    I liked it, although I thought that the whole ear ringing sound was a tad overdone.
     
  12. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Errr, have you played HL2? You hear that each time you kill a troop.
     
  13. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    Jul 24, 2007
    I think that sound is supposed to be a heart monitor or EKG type device attached into the Combine.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Half Life Real life!


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovtEeLV340g[/youtube]
     
  15. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Judging by the pixilation of that films screen, I don't want to watch it.
     
  16. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    I laughed pretty hard at the first headcrab assault.
     
  17. Chancellor Kremlin

    Chancellor Kremlin Mildly Dipped

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    Nov 17, 2008
    People SHOULD NOT redo these things in their own native language man.... it should be illegal.

    The Italian killed it for me lol.... Italian G-Man? And the headcrab was very funny lol...
     
  18. JunWisewar

    JunWisewar It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 9, 2009
    I'm just like "WTF" when i saw the headcrab zombie.....

    Look very funny instead of scary like the one in the game.
     
  19. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

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    Oct 7, 2008
    I haven't in a while, but I never remembered it so prominently.

    Wow that was hilarious.
     
  20. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Yeaaaahhh I don't know... If that was my film, I'd be pretty darn proud