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The core gameplay, the stuff you'll be doing every second of playing...this is just perfect. It is absolutely refined. They took the best from Shadow of Chernobyl and the best from Clear Sky, baked it in an oven and out popped Call of Pripyat. All the much needed features such as weapon upgrades (which you can find out in more detail over at Chris's guide thread), repairable armour and weapons are still here. Faction wars are gone (sadly...hey, they actually worked for me). But, in many ways I'm glad they are, because you see, pacing in Call of Pripyat is excellent. In Clear Sky, there was always this constant rush. Goto go help these guys I don't care about defend some outpost etc. There's none of that. The STALKER/mutant ratio is probably about 1:1, although each group has their own little habitats. You'll find bloodsuckers roaming around the thick marsh weeds just waiting for you to run into them. Dogs stick together because they know when you're heavily outnumbered you don't stand a chance and you really don't...they've programmed the dogs so they attack much better. They now for example actually jump at your face and bite you.
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=986550

A good, objective, detailed, spoiler-free review, by some guy.
    
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Good read. Can't wait!
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I quite enjoyed that read. I've been looking for a game with ultra realistic weapon and game mechanic. If weapons fire and sound realistic, without wallhacking-like ai in most scripted fps games, then I will definitely pic this up.

Cheers for the find.
    
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Sounds awesome. Took them a year to patch Clear Sky so it runs like it should have and I am going through that right now.
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Sounds awesome. Took them a year to patch Clear Sky so it runs like it should have and I am going through that right now.
Me too, I am loving Clear Sky. Not quite as amazing as SoC, but still tons of fun.

COP should be really really good if everything I've heard thus far is correct.
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