Preview | S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. started as a game who delivered a game about the Chernobyl zone. And somehow it did something else then FarCry, Doom and all thoes other shooters. Besides that it gave a bit of costumisation to the game as well. Most of the time refered to as: RPG element. After the original came out (2007) it was bought by 2 sorts of people. One was compleetly blown away by it's atmosphere. (Like me). The other group hated the fact it carried to much bugs. None the less bug fixes came out. And it stopped with patch number 5. After that Clear Sky came (2008), a stand alone add-on to the original story. As this was a prologue, you were getting more inside info on how the zone came to live for stalkers in that area.
Now after that title went pretty solid as well (I have to say, I didn't find it that good). We can now look out for another S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. This takes place right after the original game. And is about the fact how the marines and organisations like them took over and stuff. But unfortantly they fail ! But why did it fail ? Therefor the Ukraine's Security Service send their agent into the Zone. And you can guess pretty good if you guessed that you will be that person.
After a quite disapointing Clear Sky, I will not hasitade to order this fellow. Quite soon I will go and play the original game as it was intend to be: Oblivion Lost, from 2004. And when I am done with that I hope this game has become seeing daylight ;)
October 2009: PC | bitComposer Games, GSC Game World