... about NS for HL2
I know it's probably far off, if going to exist at all. After seeing what the HL2 engine was capable of, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that the dev crew could make something spectacular on the engine. I mean, just take a look at the graphics in NS compared to all of the other HL1 mods - they're just groundbreaking.
I was watching the intro to the emotions engine - then watched Alien; then I came to thinking about how emotions could greatly enhance marines. Let's say by chance that there's a weapon with a scope on it and you're watching some marine far away. The marine on the other side instantly flinches with a look of fear when he hears something shuffling about, but unseen. You, the "sniper" can tell that there's something close by him by his facial expression, and you search around his general area - spotting a skulk and blasting it before it leaps onto your comrade.
Also, in the Alien movies, the alien would always gestate -inside- of something. Now, imagine an alien race that could infest a marine. It'd stick to a wall and leap onto a rambo or the guy at the back of the train without making a sound. The infested marine wouldn't know at first, then he would start to lose control. Other players could see that something is odd with the infested marine by twitching and disturbing movements, and they would have to use some sort of tool to cleanse the marine... but if they didn't catch him in time, the alien would overtake the human body and become something like a Fade. Knowing the health and status of team mates would rely heavily on their expressions.
Anyway, this is just dreaming. I really hope to see NS for HL2, I know the devs have the talent for the new engine.
Edward, the Mythical Bard of Ages
In space, no one can hear you scream because you forgot to turn microphone boost on, newb.