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buggy? no. okay, maybe a little. but just a little. i have a pretty strong gaming system but got bad frames when i truly maxed everything. this game has massive amounts of dynamic shadows and lights in it. when i first walked outside, i saw there were like 20 birds flying overhead and each one of them cast its own shadow on the ground. i was impressed. i was able to set my settings very high, but not quite max.

i have a friend with a quad core and dual 8800GTXs in SLI (i know, he has too much money). he said even on his system, the game would occasionally pause for a fraction of a second. he called it a memory leak. the same happened on my system. it wasn't enough to ruin the gameplay. it was really a lot of fun, and the multiple endings based on how you played the game were a nice touch. sorry for the novel.
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novels are good, the more you read, the more you learn
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MrBungle there is something wrong with your system if you cannot play it maxed out

I played it maxed with my 3700+ @ 2.9 and my 7900GTO at stock. And that is the honest answer. Granted i only got 30 - 50 FPS but that is smooth as a babys butt anyways. This was at 1440x900 so not sure if you are running a higher res.

STALKER is a must have game, it is the only game i have loved in the recent months. And the story line is awesome aswell as the gameplay.

Others are Battlefield 2 + 2142 (i love these)
Counter Strike Source
FEAR
PREY

But if you want a cheap scary thrill get condemned, it's awesome

And if you want a little fun with FPS get Rainbow 6 Vegas because that game is amazing with stunning visuals.
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just don't buy anything from Ubisoft. Stalker is a very unique shooter game that will take advantage of your rig's power.

finally, somebody who feel the same as i do. i know i suggested farcry, and it's from ubisoft. but you have to admit that the save mechanic in that game just plain suck.

as for almost all of ubisoft games. for one or two exception i've never played a ubisoft game that i trully enjoyed.

and somebody suggested Prey (based on doom3 engine), i totally forgot about this one. not the best game around, but loads of fun and cool unique weapons. worth the try

and condemned (based on FEAR engine) is also pretty good. pretty scary too
    
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the free roaming aspect of Stalker intrigues me. I love that about Oblivion..

but I have heard it's as buggy as a swamp. exploring the real Chernobyl area.....just sounds awesome
seems the patches fixed a lot of those problems. i think i'll start this one
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MrBungle there is something wrong with your system if you cannot play it maxed out
it's possible. when i set Maximum in the video options it ran fine, but then i went into the Advanced menu and continued to max everything else. sun shadows, full dynamic shadows and lights, full AA, AF, and HDR... that's probably the difference. your video card can't do AA and HDR at the same time - i was running both. and it's not like i was getting a slide show. the problem is that 30 fps drives me crazy and i won't play a (fps) game like that. my frames outside with everything maxed were dipping into the 30s and i didn't like it.
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Lol fair enough. And for some reason on stalker i was able to run both HDR and AA or atleast thats what i remember, i had everything ticked and everything on max.

How comes you don't like 30FPS it is just as smooth as 200FPS to me.
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mod for hl2 just came out July 2nd. Loving it.
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-CounterStrike can burn in hell LoLz
alright guys let's start the flaming!

jk

but seriously, take that back
    
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but seriously, take that back
no need, his opinion, just like I HATE BF2/2142
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