Summary: One of the best games I've ever played, and I've been playing video games for decades now! Fantastic graphics engine, it ran smoothly with great detail on a relatively old PC - and there's a 'Redux' version out now, with a more updated graphics engine. I'm not even sure how that's possible, given that the original version I played had greatly detailed textures, superb lighting/shadows... I'm not kidding, it looked fantastic!
It is linear which is fine with me as it pushes the story along
11 October 2014
Summary: I gave this game 3 stars. I can see some loving this game and others not. It is linear which is fine with me as it pushes the story along. The controls are good. Not Halo good, but still good. Graphics are fine. The reason I give it only a 3...It doesn't pull me in. In other words I don't crave to play the game.
Summary: Tonight is my 3rd night playing this game and I have stopped playing it. In my opinion, it's abysmal. I had heard the developers of STALKER were involved with this, so I bought it despite some of the negatives I read. Big mistake. This is a console game. Console games, by nature, are dumbed down so that all functions can be handled through a controller. The interface is simplified. There is no inventory. The game is completely linear.
Summary: Game is amazing. Playing on 42inch 1080p flat panel, blows away any gaming console. I have 3 ps3's, 2 360's and a Xbox 1. I have moved to my PC for the mind blowing graphics they offer. No more console for me!!
Summary: The delivery was fast, my complaint is that I bought the game as a pc game to be installed directly onto the pc from the disc with a desk top shortcut, click the shortcut or insert the disc to play the game. I ended up with an activation code and a disc that installs a game site that then downloads the game. 3.5 hours later I can play it. If the site ever goes down you can't access the game.
Summary: I haven't finished the game yet, but so far its not a bad game. I play the game in Russian with English subtitles to get the authentic feeling. I hope the second game is just as good as the first.