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Problem was how damned long it took to get a rifle. The last stretch was fun but the rest sucked
I always played "Master" difficulty and I generally had the Tunder 5.45 less than an hour into the game.

STALKER was not that linear. You could generally go where you wanted, except the Red Forest and beyond, anytime you wanted. You just had to kill some people who got in the way.
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cant wait to get my teeth into this game. its one of the only pc games i'm looking forward to.
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STALKER was a great idea with poor execution. The AI were omniscient once you fire a shot (which the article seems to indicate they fixed) and the guns you had to work with for ~90% of the game were horrible. I understand that RPG's start you off with crappy weapons and you have to work your way up, but for the vast majority of the game there is absolutely no way to hit somebody who is more than 15 feet away. Even single shots while prone are horribly inaccurate. This one it seems they left intact so I don't know if I'll try the sequel. Call it what you will, but there's no reason to make a game painful in the ways that STALKER was
I felt the same way at first, until I mastered the weapons. I remember just getting dropped over and over in the first mission to the bandit encampment while plinking away at the enemies ineffectively. On my second play-through, I wiped half of them out before the place went on full alert. There is definately a steep learning curve to the ballistics model, but basically, never ever fail to use your iron sights. The game almost mandates it.

And I know I'm an apologist, but STALKER was hands-down my favorite game of the last few years, but yeah, definately a love-it-or-hate-it kind of game.
Edited by Mjolnir - 5/21/08 at 4:17pm
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I played the demo...and if that WIP watermark was not there, I would be very disapointed. I played for maybe 5 mins then decided it wasnt worth my time and went back to playing shadow of Chernobyl. Hope they make some real good progress on this game before its released.
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Wow this is **** they took screens from inside a newly leaked CS build.
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