Originally Posted by moocowman
May I ask for examples? I'm saying it hasn't happened, I'm just curious of what franchises you mean.
Ehh.. I think it will be "simplified" whether it's to cater to consoles or not. I found that Call of Pripyat was much more straight forward and simpler than Shadow of Chernobyl (still enjoyable, however). I can't see it being anything like Crysis 2, which I think was blown way out of proportion anyway, because Crytek had a much better financial backing than GSC Game-World meaning they could afford the risk.
Actually, COP is much weaker than SOC in almost every single regard. The first map is kinda nice, but the third one is just dull and boring. You get also tired of being all day at the trader (scavenge around, go there to sell, back to scavenge) and not changing maps make the game a bit more tedious. The final is anticlimatic as the third map is the weakest which leads the experience down.
What they have to do is try to create a tutorial so that new players aren't like *** is this?!?!?! Because unfriendliness was the first I thought when I played the game 5 years ago and thought I didn't understand a thing... I played for 30 minutes, got killed by radiation, anomalies and the military post at cordon without having a clue about what I was supposed to do nor how not to die. Once you understand the principles (first hours) the game becomes a blast that IMO no other game compares to in any possible way.
So, I'm eager to try Stalker 2, and don't think they will try weird stuff like going consoles. At the end of the day the Stalker series sold very well in the western European countries (it kinda makes sense since Chernobyl is over there) and you know that if you make a big of a marketing campaign AND polish the game so that newcomers don't have a hard time the game will sell many, many copies.
Originally Posted by Neocoolzero
Really hope this game sees the light of day,if i recall,first Stalker was the first game made by this studio,i remember followying it closely and even trying out leaked betas that were around before release date,and still to this day i say Stalker was one of the best (minor bugs aside,nothing mods+patches didnt fixed) fps i ever played,gave out a awesome feeling of open world game,with a incredible atmosphere,sadly this kind of games been fewer and fewer this last years
They also did the Cossacks games.