Stalker was a big flop, too much promises, too much hype and it all boiled down to a generic shoot-em-up game. The promosed big expanses were non existant, the RPG elements removed, the open and great trading just a bit upper than dreadful, the graphics old on release and the gameplay average, but still reviewers loved it, probably took a fat paycheck to love it and normal people converted.
One thing is sure it has a particular hardcore following thats loves the game, but lets all admit it its crap. Nothing of what was promised was delivered and even the expansions could not save this flop.
Stalker 2 is somehow in production, this is trully a second chance for the team behind Stalker. Can they make the game they set out to make in the beggining or will they fail again.
I like Stalker 2 to have all the elements Stalker hadn't or remove. I want fantastically smart AI, great and up-to-date graphics when released, vehicle driving, vehicle damage and fuel system and repairs, sleep, dring and food rpg elements, interesting and good trading/purchasing system and vast open space.
Stalekr 2 needs to be Fallout 3 in post nuclear Chernobil with todays weapons and realistic settings and more conventional and realistic settings. The team can't fail this time, with so many great games this is their second and last chance to make something really great.