I am just about done with gamespot for good. They post 240p video as 720p, and bomb you with an ad per VIEWING so if you so much as refresh the page you get another ad. the autoplay feature is so irritating, it's solely for the purpose of ads. Gamespot doesn't "need" to use this intrusive method to make money, almost nobody else is so rude and blatant. Also your reviewers write like highschool kids, unimaginiative and unspohisticated, also your complete staff are all ugly/fat/irritating. What's with the british people?
FPS games are a genre (dhaaa!) so u mates will find games ull like and some u wont, still got to keep it objective when ure posting a comment wich will be read by other players who have or haven't played the game. so... what STALKER series have to offer?? I must say that the more important feature is the enviroment. i havent found any other game who has what STALKER has to offer. The sounds of wind, tunders, mutants(dogs, birds, etc.), guns, russian lenguage all around gives a fresh air in a genre infested with English and Worldwars features. The dark site in wich Stalker takes place will nail ye to its reality. so its a great experience. about the bugs. i dont recall any game that has no bugs in our days... with an average of 30 patches per game after its release to say a number... but still got to get the essence of the game and what i has to offer. maybe if you could go and ride a truck or a chopper it will be more crysis style, but the esence of it is the disaster itself and how it influences the game experience. still i have doubts about the multiplayer feature, havent played it yet, think it might be quite demanding for a server due the variants that artifacts add and the size of the "stages" wich is mostly "open country style" that said, give it a try for 30 mins... you probably wont regret it!!!
Inverni, I don't believe that stalkers atmosphere is so special. Crysis has as many bugs, BUT it's a lot more fun to play it.And my pc is too old for crysis(Athlon 3000+;Radeon 9600pro 128mb;1gb ram), so I play on the minimal settings and still it's a lot more atmospheric game. People run like they should, hold their weapons like they should etc. And I'm not a 'graphics whore'. I play Counter-Strike 1.6( my personal favorite ) and it ain't pissing me off like stalker. Well, I got nothing against people that like this game. You like it - you play it. I'll pass.
TrunkMonkey9mm, I think we all realize the game has flaws, though it's debatable that they are THAT bad. What everyone really likes about it is the atmosphere and spirit. You can give a game all the polish in the world. Give it great animations, models, lighting physics, etc, etc, etc, but you can still have a sh*tty game. I think the correct word to describe a person like you would be 'graphics whore'.
The first one is no good. Picture is terrible.I mean character animation is "counter-strike 1.1" level, weapon models make me sick. The surrounding world looks blocky. Developers wanted to release the game in 2004, but they freezed the project for better times.The main mistake they did was keeping the old engine in the game while using advanced vfx and particle systems.That is the reason of constant glitches (even with the hi spec hardware) and crappy-looking picture.
I guess you haven't played the first one, fasbas. It's probably THE most unique shooter to come out in a long time. Calling it "another FPS" makes you sound fairly stupid. No offence.