Reviews and Problems with S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
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19 October 2013
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 locations.
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: 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" at all.
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: This game is alot of fun. Its like a very early fallout but a little more modern in the way they dress and act. The graphics are alittle out dated but nothing wrong with that. I play fallout new vegas and i still want to play this game knowing my options =P its different in its own way but still fun. I bought it cause it runs on my last available computer while i fix the other.
Summary: **** story, **** combat, **** graphics, just horrifically boring. The game doesn't explain much to you, there is barely any story line, your time is spent wandering around from pointless quest to pointless quest untill you end up in an area where you are continually losing health from radiation and no idea of where to find a god damn radiation suit.
Summary: This is hands down, the best single player game I have played. The atmosphere is fantastic and unlike any other game out there. it was in development for years and even though they didn't manage to include everything they wanted, what they did is still incredible. this is no Console shooter or port, if you want a simple run and gun don't buy it and play for 20 minutes and complain when unlike Crysis you can't kill everything in 10 seconds with your hi tech gun and...
Summary: This is the most realistic shooter I have ever played. Sure you can heal instantly but eating 8 sausage rolls but trust me thats a good thing. Guns shoot like they really would(meaning very inaccurate)And you carry only a small amount of items. But realism doesn't always mean fun, but in this case it does a good job. A little buggy and dialog is crap but all-in all a good game.
Summary: A truly atmospheric game which gives you a very strange feeling while playing it. I remember the first time I played it, I hated it for the dated graphics (even though I never look at the graphics in games), for the bad so called tutorial and the (what I felt then) extremely hard gunfights. As I was going to uninstall it I got the feeling that I should give it a chance. I don't regret that choice today.