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Hey
Ive seen a bit about and seems interesting enough. Is it good? Do I have to start from the first one? Any feedback? Thnx
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I tried to play it twice - just not the thing for me. Looks great on the shots, but gameplay couldn't catch me. Too slow, too repetitive IMO. My 2c wink.gif AFAIK you don't have to start from the 1st.
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You do have to start form the first as Call of Pripyat is a prequel. smile.gif

Clear Skies is a stand alone though.

I would recommend playing atleast SoC and CoP because they're awesome games.

A lot of people don't like S.T.A.L.K.E.R because it is slow to pick up pace, you start with just a pistol and you can't simply run and gun. You need to wait until you build up an arsenal and even then you can't just stand in the open and spray everyone to death. They are very good games in my opinion, and I thoroughly recommend playing them.

SoC doesn't look that good these days but with a few mods loaded into it, it is still very impressive for a game that was released 4 years ago. However irrespective of graphics the game play mechanics are good and the storyline is very good.
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STALKER is probably my favorite FPS of all time. I'm assuming you're talking about Shadow of Chernobyl?

2 things to know about STALKER:SoC

1)The game is NOT "boom boom" action all the time CoD style. it is atmospheric. Think like an open world version of Metro 2033. You are in an irradiated part of Russia, where the land is bleak and the guns are crap. I like to think of it as a simulation of a "What -if" situation

2)To fix most of the issues with the game, install the STALKER complete mod. This mod pack was done WITHOUT an SDK, and it makes the game more tolerable. The vanilla game was obviously unfinished, so this make it a finished product.

All in All, remember that this is not Your CoD style FPS. if you played Metro 2033, it's like that but in an open world. Take your time, and enjoy your stay.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to PM me.
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SoC and CoP are the 2 "good" ones. CS was also good, but not as good tongue.gif.
Start with CoP and I suggest you install The 'Complete mod', there is one for each game.

like Iced said, its slow to start, but with some patience you will (hopefully) understand why some people LOVE these games biggrin.gif (Like me).
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Def. start with SoC. Play as they were released.

I remember getting stuck in the x-labs or tunnels. Scary.

Also, Boateye, its in Ukraine, not Russia tongue.gif
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Game is boring as dirt and the graphics aren't that good. I think I played a half hour of it and haven't turned it back on since.

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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;15333357 
You do have to start form the first as Call of Pripyat is a prequel. smile.gif

CoP is a Sequel.

Anyway, here are my recommendations:
DO NOT play CoP first. You will get demolished in 5 minutes. There is no tutorial of any sorts, and unless you know HOW stalker works, you'll get your self killed a few dozen times before you reach the nearest safe area, where you can actually START doing stuff properly.

Play Clear Sky FIRST. It has a proper tutorial, and is probably my favorite out of the three (also the first one I played). The graphics are good, the game play is great, and its the only one with "Clan Wars". IMO its the best introduction to the STALKER games. In addition, if you go chronologically, its the first game on the STALKER timeline.

If you like it, play SHoC. Its a lot more story based, and is atmospheric like crazy. Its a bit less polished in game play (no upgrade system frown.gif), but its the most solid in terms of atmosphere. On "master", it also offers the most soul crushing difficulty of the three.

THEN play Call of Pripyat. Its a good game, with probably the most solid game play mechanics, but the story is weak, the atmosphere is good, but worse than the other two.

Basically, if you know nothing of the games, get Clear Sky first. Its $10 on steam, making it a complete steal.


/edit

Also, like others have said, this is NOT CoD. This really isnt like any FPS i've ever played. If you play it like CoD, you'll get bored within 5 minutes. Its a survival/atmosphere game. Its not REALLY that scary (I have yet to find a "scary" game. Dead Space 2 is more of a comedy, Amnesia is a decent game, but more of a "jumper").
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I played maybe 4 hours of COP but it became very repetitive; Go talk to this guy, he'll tell you to do something and in return he'll give you money or something else, rinse & repeat.

If you do make the jump, install complete mod like someone already said.
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