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(PC Review) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
The Entertainment Depot
14 May 2013
Summary: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a glimpse at the future of the FPS genre, though it is littered with potholes. It is not the perfectly alive, “realistic” and open-ended playground promised seven years ago, and technical faults make it very difficult for some folk to just start playing.
Excerpt: You are a Scavenger, a Trespasser, an Adventurer, a Loner, a Killer, an Explorer and a Robber. You are a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and that will serve you as a code to survive as one. Realize that what you are is not necessary special. You are not the Hero of which the Prophecies have foretold His coming.
Excerpt: I've just about stopped shaking, and my heart rate is finally steadying. Opting for a final quick play of Stalker before sitting down to write, I loaded up a save game in an underground bunker, one I was pretty sure I'd cleared days earlier.
Conclusion: Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl is an ambitious title from GSC, one that succeeds and amazes in some areas but almost horridly trips and stumbles along in others. Still I find myself liking the game and am willing to overlook its potholes.
Excerpt: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a survival sci-fi first-person shooter set in the near-future Chernobyl exclusion zone. According to the game story, there happens a second explosion in the heart of Chernobyl to generate the Zone - a 30 square kilometers area of the game - the place plentiful not only of...
Excerpt: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. which stands for Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers is something of a game that breaks the mold. It's a shooter that offers up a new experience different from the simple trigger happy offerings we have come to expect in this genre.
Excerpt: No review of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is complete without a mention of the game’s numerous delays and incredibly long development period. Thankfully, after a thorough inspection, we’ve found that it holds its own quite well in the areas that matter—gameplay and content.
Pros: Single-player campaign combines the best of action and role-playing.
Cons: Unforgivable bugs are annoying; dont bother if youre running Vista.
Summary: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and...