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Blogs STALKER: Call of Pripyat, I Forgive You

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Jun 2010.

  1. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    People who write articles about this sort of thing shouldn't focus so much on supposed instability, because that's not a consistent "feature" of the game.

    For instance the only stalker game that wasn't perfectly fine for me was Clear Sky, and that was a cracked russian pre-1.4 release (EU and US release came with 1.4 out of the box)

    I expect you guys to know that games don't behave the same on all hardware.
     
  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Such a marmite game the original game. I waited ages to be able to play the game properly on my PC. And was then massively disappointed when I could. Can't stand it really.
     
  3. stoff3r

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    Great, I liked all games though, This one no different. I didn't feel as much involved in the story this time, felt like the helicopters was just a way to drag me around to discover what I allready knew.

    However the interaction with the AI was top this time. Many great missions like "find out what happend to some guy" or "ask around for whatever" or "Find out who stole your gear" (never found it out :/ ). In short, detective stuff, lots of great twists and turns. Also loved how the traders worked, and the black market guys was cool. You had lots of choises of wheter to shoot your designated targets, or speak with them instead.

    Game was too easy thats all. Maybee I will revisit all three games when I get a better PC, this one was built for the first game, but sucked bigtime for the purpose, new gpu didn't help either.
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I'm having a bit of a dilemma at the moment with CoP.

    You see, in preparation for it, I played through SoC and CS with the 'Complete' mods installed. I have to say, they make good games into great games - SoC now looks like CS and CS just looks amazing.

    So, I eagerly fired up CoP - and was immediately disappointed. The graphics were worse than CS (and I have EVERTHING the highest it can go) and it doesn't 'feel' right.

    So, the question I'm asking is: do I wait for the Complete mod for CoP, which'll probably take a year?
     
  5. Ficky Pucker

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    i like stalker games, but they are (in my experience) buggy and confusing, which is why i never finished first 2 and never bought Call of Pripyat.
     
  6. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    I really need to get around to playing the sequels. SoC was easily my favourite game of 2007 and i'm about to reinstall and play through with Complete mod.
     
  7. El Rando

    El Rando I know what a dremel is

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    Call of Pripyat was amazing imo.
    that is all
     
  8. Feyd

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    Once I get my new system I might have to try these Complete mods. i found the bits that make you jump rather good. Id be walking along with little ammo, then get scared, empty a clip into nothing, then run away cuz I had no ammo. LOL. I miss that and hope there is at least a little of it in CoP.
     
  9. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    I've said this before, but am I the only person to have played through all three STALKER games without an issue? Any bugs I've encountered were so minor that they went largely unnoticed. No crashes, no artifacts.
    The three games are easily amongst my favourite games of all time, but they aren't for the casual gamer. They take comitment and persistence, but reward the effort with a rich experience.

    I'd go on and on about how great the stalker games are, but I'm posting from my phone.
    So five words: Get out of here, stalker!
     
  10. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    High fives, Adnoctum!
     
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    Guest-16 Guest

    Adnoctum - if I give you a couple of quid can you pick my lottery numbers this week?
     
  12. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Can I ask if you played the original game at launch?
     
  13. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Hmm, I have never played the other Stalker games, and that may have been a part of the problem, but I played this for about 4 hours and then uninstalled it. I just couldn't get into it and became bored.

    I am more of an RPG type person than an FPS type person, so I was looking forward to playing the game and I am not easily put off by something that takes a while to get into. I think this is more of a case of the game not really being for me rather than it being a bad game though.
     
  14. bogie170

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    I finished Clear Sky. This game however would not even load up for me so i took it back. Not gonna bother with it again.

    Same old story bug ridden to hell.
     
  15. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    STALKER is the second best series right behind Half Life imo. It's also the most scariest and the only game where you feel like your in another world for real as no one is going to hold your hand in the ZONE! STALKER is for gamers and not No0bs.

    Most PC games have bugs that's why there are patches and anyone who says COp was buggy is lying as it was stable from start to finish without a patch. If Cop was buggy your PC just sucks. I played the Russian and U.S. version with no problems.

    GSC is like every other developer who makes changes to gameplay in a series just like Bungie just like Epic just like DICE just like IW and Treyarch, some changes good some bad but the STalker series is still top notch.

    Solid FPS w/ a LEAN feature and ballistics
    full day and night cycle with weather
    A.I. that will hunt, kill, and loot other NPC (nothing beats watching a pack of pseudo dogs take down a bunch of zombies or snorks).
    Feel the power of the ZOne during a Blowout and then watch your step cause new anomalies have appeared.

    The Series is intense as the ZOne has it all. Nothing beats hunting Bloodsuckers (think Predator using stealth mode) in the under labyrinths at night. SCARY!
     
  16. thehippoz

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    like how cardan needs to get drunk to do his best work xD and the little drama that goes on in camp too.. a lot like fallout 3 but on a much lower budget

    fun finding the best loadout and completing all the content like x8 labs, ect.. by the time I hit pripyat, I was pretty happy with the game..

    your average console guy gets the nuts blown off the sides of his face and roid rage retires- what I love about games like this.. they need more not less saddle popper slappers

    some of the missions like protect the researchers was a lot of fun.. pretty much agree with joe on the review.. also liked the ending

    couple vids I posted awhile back- the fail one is so embarrassing I had to post it (was going to make a video walkthrough of the x8 labs).. after that I figured I don't have the right to be teaching anyone anything



     
  17. Chombo

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    The ballistics clashed with the shooting mechanics in the most jarring way I have ever seen in a game. Each gun had its own inherent amount of spread to it, this spread was applied equally whether you used the ironsights or not. Though this is true that using the ironsight on a gun doesn't make the gun any more accurate than it would be fired from he hip. However the game does not take into consideration the innaccuracy of the player's position, shouldered or at the hip. As a result you are better off firing from the hip since you get much better visibility at no cost to accuracy. Plus the ironsights and the guns were poorly modeled anyway.
     
  18. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I haven't got round to buying this one yet. My tactic with the previous ones (which I have to say I loved, probably the best games I have ever played) was to wait for 6-12 months after they came out so I got a working game.

    The last one (2) was fine unless you tried to quickload immediately after dying. Once I worked out what was causing it to crash every time I died it was great :)

    And a note to all the people that have given up - can I have your copy?
     
  19. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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  20. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    Original STALKER? No. I bought it a couple of months after launch, but Clear Sky within a few weeks, and Steam had a great loyalty deal on Call of Pripyat, 30% discount if you also had another STALKER game in your library, so I had that at launch.

    And it wasn't just on the same system either.
    XP3000/NF2/6600GT - Original Stalker (began it but didn't finish)
    4400 X2/NF4/7950GT - Original Stalker and Clear Sky
    720 X3/790FX/HD4870 - Original Stalker, Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat

    You'd think with all those combinations I'd have wandered into a show stopper, but I have obviously dodged a few bullets.
    My friend has played SoC and CS, admittedly a few months after the launch of each, and hasn't had issues either (or at least none that he has complained about :worried: ).

    Let me consult my guts:
    12, 3, 6, 15, 10, 22, 18, 7, 14
    These feel lucky to me, so choose the numbers appropriate for your local game.
    Remember, I don't take a flat fee but a percentage of earnings, and not a meagre, size zero 10% but a robust, full-figured 25%. I'm a socialist in that way (redistribute the wealth...to me).
     
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