Reviews and Problems with S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
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The Game that has Stayed with Me the Most
Mr Greenjeans, Amazon
29 September 2014
Summary: Don't flinch at the age of this game. Just buy it, and then download the free texture and atmosphere upgrade mods available online. There are also some other minor equipment and convenience mods to explore that will make the game a little more enjoyable. However, they are not by any means necessary.
Groundbreaking in its day, the continued mod support and timeless challenge make this game a must-play for PC gamers
9 September 2013
Summary: Let me begin with a warning: this game is not easy. We live among a generation of gamers raised to believe that 'realism' involves Ramirez dashing back and forth between flaming husks of APCs, eating bullets like breathmints, and constructing a mosaic to freedom with the bodies of the terrorists...
Summary: As a huge RPG fan, let me lead off by saying that this game is NOT an RPG. Games like Fallout 3 and New Vegas are RPGs with some FPS elements - in those, you level up and improve your character while enemies level up along with you, with extensive side quests to improve your character.
Summary: Some interesting gunplay mechanics, but otherwise a boring, repetitive waste of time. A good story might have saved S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but instead you go through mission after mission without the slightest idea of who you are or why you're doing what you're doing.
Summary: Okay, so I just finished this game and here's what I have to say about it. I expected a game where you make your own choices throughout the entire game, a game which really messes with your head because of it's setting, (loads of potential for thrilling concepts involving Chernobyl right?
Conclusion: Wow. Really appreciate your thoughts, and very impressed by all the research and reading you did. I figured it’s easy enough to google Chernobyl, but the fact that you read Stalker is definitely a testament to how much the game affected you.
Conclusion: p.s. did some searching and realized that the author of the above “Chernobyl Revisited” page has a new page with many more recent photo reports. It’s fascinating to see what the place has turned into after almost 25 years… http://www.elenafilatova.com/
Conclusion: i have finally gotten around to playing uncharted and it caused one of these moments for me. i always had some vague sense of who drake was (he is a hero in this game, but wasnt he a pirate?…checks wiki…oh, he was english so he gets the more respectable title “privateer”).
Conclusion: marie – the first extra credits i found was this one ( http://www.youtube.com/user/kirithem#p/a/u/1/6_KU3lUx3u0 ) about moral choices in games, which i thought was great. ill check out the other one you mention. i have long thought its a shame that so few games do meaningful narrative well.
Conclusion: So, I’m spamming your thread. But your post revived an old series of thoughts for me: thoughtful gaming. I wish more emphasis was placed on thoughtful gaming. STALKER inspired you to think on the events it was based on.