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. This game stands on its own. Skipping the equipment and sleeping bag mods will just make a game with already challenging gameplay a little more difficult.
Summary: Under developed. The only thing i can truly say that some of the landscapes looked good. Other than respawning enemys, guns jamming just wasnt enjoyable shooter for my taste. The only reason i bought it was the fact some of my mates overhyped it. So i tried it and was wtf. I gave them some other shooters (few years earlier developed) and they liked them more. People who overrate this seem Under developed.
Summary: I assumed that by the time I got to this game (6 patches deep) it would be playable and enjoyable. Nope. The bugs/glitches are terrible and the game design is flawed to begin with. I tried to like this game but it is a nightmare and not worth your time. The game starts off relatively interesting but then I quickly became bored with the running through zone after zone to reach certain I assumed that by the time I got to this game (6 patches deep) it would be playable and...
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 he's killed. I began Stalker with that mindset. The first quest you receive begins by offering you the support of 3 or 4 NPCs to help storm a facility held by 10 or so enemies.
Summary: This is a fantastic game. I played it years ago and wanted to get it agin to play some more. Its the first of three games in the series and each of them is really well done except clear sky, which is very buggy and needs some polish. This is a game from '07 so dont expect cutting edge anything. But it is a really solid FPS with an exceptional story line.
Summary: Just.... I really wanted to like this game! It has so many good things... and so many bad things. There's enough bugs to make the game an exorcise in worrying about whether or not you should re load the last save because your current objective got somehow glitched. Its a typical Russian story of "ghosts and radiation" like they all seem to be: Nuclear disaster with a paranormal element. Just.... I really wanted to like this game! It has so many good things...
Summary: Not sure why this game has received massive praise from people. The setting and possible story elements are great, but the actual story that is presented is bland, confusing, and uninteresting. It's often hard to understand what the ingame characters are saying and with the absence of subtitles, the story becomes useless. The atmosphere outside of Lad X18 is not engrossing or "atmospheric" Not sure why this game has received massive praise from people.
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. In STALKER, you don't level up. The character progression is based on acquiring new equipment and on your improvement as a player of the game.
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. Do yourself a favor and play Fallout 3 instead.
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?)Both of these things were not really executed well. This is absolutely nothing like, say, Fallout 3. Okay, so I just finished this game and here's what I have to say about it.