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Interesting idea for a one-off. I suppose it makes sense - Half-Life was a game that revolutionised the FPS and game storytelling, and Doom all but invented the first-person shooter (if we ignore Wolfenstein which was essentially a repurposed top-down game). Obviously it's nowhere near as developed as FM but Ross' Doomguy (Rossguy?) is entertaining enough as a narrator, balancing just the right amount of in-universe logical meta-criticism with the expected gung-hu Duke Nukem antics. I'd have bee
Krim is best known as the second Master Mind, but he was very close to being the first, losing out in a race with Ian by mere hours to release Barney's Mind Episode 1 recorded in Half-Life: Blue Shift. Defeated but not deterred by his before-unknown rival, he elected to instead make a series in Half-Life's other single-player expansion Opposing Force.
So let's cut straight to the chase. Robin's series suffers from a few of the same problems as that which plagued the series he almost ended u
I'm quite fond of this series, though as I look back on it I'm not sure why. Maybe it's some residual awe from my younger, greener days. Maybe it's some quaint charm the series still holds. Maybe it's that, unlike some Master Minds, Ian Riley has a voice that doesn't make me want to force his face through a cheese grater. Looking at you, Simon.
But jokes aside, though this series paved the way for bigger and better things to come, the series itself is rather unrefined and, sad to say, has n