He’s done another Half-Life first person animation… except this one’s much more ambitious!
Yes, despite the average-sounding name, this is not your run-of-the-mill trailer. James has taken some of the more well-known scripted sequences from the original Half-Life, and practically transformed them! The result is nothing short of stunning, as first-person animation techniques work to have Gordon swing his beloved crowbar in ways you haven’t seen in a Half-Life game before, crawl about through vents, and he even manages to lose his glasses at one point. Even Black Mesa’s machinery is given new life, as the Anti-Mass Spectrometer buckles about realistically. There’s also some great animation on the various characters.
The only problem is that the animation work can sometimes look a bit too… jiggly, and we would have definitely loved to see more scenes, especially some stuff from Surface Tension. James says this trailer is only 20% of what he really wanted in, both in terms of quality and scope. Sure, some stuff is missing, but if this is what James calls 20%, then we can’t imagine what 100% would be like!
And it was created in a mere 6 weeks! Check the video out below.