Sunday, February 13, 2011

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. First Impressions


Acquired this game back during the Steam winter sale (stupid steam sales increasing my ever growing backlog of games) and I must say it is slowly growing on me. Only about 4 or so missions in and starting to get a feel for the game world with every NPC having their own rules and desires in this apocalyptic waste land. Also got to hear some of the story of the wishman and I am very interested in where this is heading. It took me more time then normal to get into things with this one as it is not your bog standard run and gun style FPS. Have to worry about the weight of your equipment no carrying 10 guns with 100 ammo each. Have to eat and carry medpacks as well and of course you can get tired and have to rest. Oh and the stealth aspect which I enjoy but really suck at. overall it is an enjoyable game so far and I am looking forward to seeing what else it has to offer.

34 comments:

BrandonHeat said...

I haven't played that game, but I think you got me interested in doing so.

donga5000 said...

I always thought this game looked really cool, but never got around to playing it

trippinkets said...

great game, i loved it

Daan said...

nice to read your first impressions about this game. You will be loving it

Kerykeion said...

This game scared the shit out of me, haven't played in a whole though. Maybe I should do another play through.

Quasar green said...

sounds kinda fun haha and similar to fallout

Warlaw said...

Not too shabby! Everyone that I know that has this game says it is really good. Apparently, a ton of cool mods exist also.

RaZer said...

Some of my friends love it, some hate it, its just one of those games.

Come At Me Bro said...

Great game!

JR said...

stalker is also on my backlog of games to check out (I also got it from steam when it was on sale.) From your first impressions it seems like a fallout 3 style game (for lack of a better comparison I am going to go with that.) I might have to bump it up on my list based on your initial review

The Penguin and Mr. Batman said...

love that game its pretty fun!

psychofish said...

I gotta try this game, my friends were talking about it too.

Ono Mock-O said...

It looks scary as well. Definitely one of the games on my "to get" list.

Televangelism.biz said...

Definitely play halfway through it and then try some of the mods. One of them adds a LOT of realism, and includes sleep + driving vehicles

Banacek said...

I'm not really into shooters but this is a game that's always intrigued me. I think because it seems so dark.

Glovey said...

Love the Stalker games! keep up the good work!

The_illustrative_Mind said...

I think I heard some mixed reviews about this game.

Brendan said...

never played the game before but it seems pretty cool! will check it out!

Uklaxer38 said...

Ive played it and like it alot. Good to hear youre enjoying it too!

AuditorAwakening said...

I also picked up the game from Steam during the holiday sale. I got about 2 missions in to it, and I can no longer play the game. Steam says the game is "currently unavailable" for me. I have no idea what to do. Reading your post makes me want to play it even more.

Bring_Napkins said...

I love this game, its one of my personal favorites. Also, I don't think you suck at stealth, the stealth mechanic in this game is EXTREMELY broken. Enemies spot you from miles away and its hard to sneak up on a person they usually hear you beforehand, its frustrating.

Con Queso said...

For some reason STALKER never caught on to me. I think it was because I have a lack of attention for sand-boxy type of games. I DID follow the missions, but when I feel like I have a whole world to explore, I feel too intimidated to even go play and explore because I know I'll never really be able to see it all. I can see the appeal though, just not for me right now.

Ramsay said...

For some reason I can't get enough of the apocolyptic wasteland games,They're usually good at blending action and suspense. Hopefully when I get some money I can check out a few of these Steam games I've been hearing so much about.

Tasty said...

Yeah I still haven't played it, but I've always heard good things. If I find some spare loot (doubt it) I'll probably go out and pick it up.

Thuganomics said...

man i really need ot check out the stuff on steam now. it sure has changed

Ciriis said...

I really wish I had more time to keep up on the new games, lifes just been so bloody hectic lately I have no time to do any of the things I enjoy to anymore :-(

Lance Powers said...

I need to buy this game NOW! Thanks for this article!

Reilly said...

the film is also awesome

PvtCarlin said...

I rented it from gamefly and its definately sweet.

MichellAnderson said...

sounds fun man, i gonna try it

AssortedNews said...

After your first playthrough, look into some of the mods. Some of them make a huge difference and make it even better.

Stuff that matters, stuff that don't said...

I could never get into this game. Might give it another try now though.

metalpark_73192 said...

Heard this game was awesome, thanks for the review!

swagdigital said...

I love this game, definitely one of the best games I've played in a while.

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