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Hey folks, believe it or not, I am bored of WoW (/cheer)

I still love raiding but I hate the grind, it is SSDD (Same $%^$ different day). I dont mind the grind, as long as it changes.... which brings me here...

Should I go out and get STALKER or Lost Planet?

Which one will look better (display) on my rig, being that I'm going to 1440x900 with full setting (I love eye-candy)?

Which one has greater online multiplayer capabilities?

Thanks in advance

PS - In hindsight I would change the title, but I can't figure out how to do it, so curious cats behave
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Stalker has A LOT of eye candy. water, trees, grass, mountains, etc...

Havent see lost planet much .... I'll get a demo of stalker and try it out, but from all the screenshots ive see, DX10 rules!

Multiplayer wise, not so sure.

Try oblivion if you havent, for something new. Very well made and involving, good eye candy.
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lost planet ownz. it plays really smooth. graphics are awesome, gameplay is awesome, especially for a port. storyline is interesting and enemies never seem repetitive. this game definately reaches somewhere into my top 5. top 3 perhaps.

EDIT: you can pilot mech(a)'s. (they seem more like mecha's than mechs to me anyways)
and you can carry hugeass weapons. and with that i mean weapons that are meant to be carried by the mentioned mecha's.

some level-bosses can be extremely annoying. especially if you cant find their weak points.
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I found lost planet boring, but stalker was kind of boring too, and also very buggy.

Overall I think stalker is much much better than lost planet.

I don't care what people say. Stalker has AWESOME graphics with a high resolution and max settings, however Anything less than a C2D and a 8800 series card cant handle full dynamatic lighting in it smoothly in all areas. (At a decent resolution anyway)
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Thanks for the replies guys


Stalker is edging my interest, but I have heard that everything looks plain and dull without the Dynamic Lighting, and although my XT will keep up with an 8600 (in my professionally inane opinion), I haven't got the c2d, and I haven't got a dx10 card.

Stalker is just Dx9 tho isn't it? It just needs a beasty card to run it...?
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Thanks for the replies guys


Stalker is edging my interest, but I have heard that everything looks plain and dull without the Dynamic Lighting, and although my XT will keep up with an 8600 (in my professionally inane opinion), I haven't got the c2d, and I haven't got a dx10 card.

Stalker is just Dx9 tho isn't it? It just needs a beasty card to run it...?
Yea, Its DX9 but the full dynamic lighting feature is very instensive (Its more the game isnt optimized that much).

With 1 8800GTX I get frame issues in certain tunnels, but I run the game at 1900x1200.

However I fired it up a week or so ago with the new patches and I was getting like 60-90FPS with both cards, so either the game is extremely optimized for SLI, or the latest game patch (or new drivers) fixed some performance issues.
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Don't worry about graphic in STALKER. My rig runs it all max at 1600x1200.
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Stalker it is then Good thing is I just changed my drivers for my card and it is now performing like it should. Stalker is ordered in about 10 minutes, and shall hope to enjoy it

I'll wait till it is playable on my rig before I rep+ haha
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Don't worry about graphic in STALKER. My rig runs it all max at 1600x1200.
Hmmm, don't worry about graphics as long as you turn off Dynamic Lighting completely :/

It started off fine, then everything went messed, like 2-3fps and crackling sound and everything. I assume my cpu doesn't cut it to start. Turned off DL and everything was fine, 45fps, and first mission completed no probs as I could actually aim now

Looks a good game, and I have picked up plenty already. What about the anomalies tho? Is there any way to kill them or do you have to wait till later in the game?

So far I killed people and boars, and got one crappy artifact which I vendored, and a few guns, including a pistol with a silencer

Anyone got tips?
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Hey folks, believe it or not, I am bored of WoW (/cheer)

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