Four years ago, developer Gagnetar created a mod for Half-life 2 added Krystal from the Star Fox series. It’s impressive in itself to see Krystal walking around in a Half-Life game, but Gagnetar has now taken his dedication to the piece a big step further: he had Krystal’s original voice actor, Estelle Ellis, re-record Alyx’s dialogue. , as Krystal , for his mod.
The mod replaces Half-life 2‘s Alyx Vance model with a fan-made model of Krystal. Gagnetar posted a video showing an early version of the mod along with commentary and Ellis’s British accent echoes through the halls and fits the game perfectly. The demo video is set in Kleiner’s Lab and shows Krystal trying out the teleporter. Another shows Krystal playing with Dog. Both show Gagnetar’s tweaks to Alyx’s dialogue: in Half-Life, Eli is Alyx’s father, and the mod-maker edited Alyx’s rules where the two would refer to each other as father and daughter.
Ellis was the voice actor behind Krystal when the character debuted in 2002 Star Fox Adventures† She appeared in other rare developed games of the time, including: Perfect Dark and Grabbed by the Ghoulies† Gagnetar said Ellis was a game to reprise her role as Krystal.
“I spoke with” [Ellis] for years now and then, decided to just give her a decent mic and we worked from there,” Gagnetar said in responses to YouTube comments.
The mod is still a work in progress – some of the lines still haven’t been included, and Gagnetar noted in the comments that he plans to try setting up a different character model for the character. (This version of her has very wobbly boobs.) As for a release date, a post on a Krystal fan site said that Gagnetar plans to release the mod on September 23 – the 20th anniversary of Star Fox Adventures‘ debut.