It is pretty good replaying it; the updated graphics really give it that “wow” feeling for the first couple of hours. I then got a bit bored on some of the platforming type stuff, unfortunately, but really glad that it was developed and released.
Maybe I’m just an old cynic but I thought it was pretty poor. So I thought maybe it was a bad remake, so I loaded up original half life, and it turned out to be pretty terrible too, despite fond memories. I imagine I’d feel the same playing Quake 1, very much of its time.
On the plus side, Black Mesa doesn’t include Xen, so that gets a thumbs up.
I downloaded it at the weekend and played it for a few hours, did bring back good memories, then I got stuck so left it for now heh, will try again at some point…. Did seem like a good remake, simple enough gfx wise for my low end laptop but still looked good enough