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I've never been a graphics man. I played games on low detail just so I could play them (Back when I was to poor to buy a high end PC)

I'm just saying that going back and playing the games now is a whole new experience with the complete mods. It makes it much easier to bring in new players.

EDIT: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. still has the best bullet physics to it.
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Yes.. making an easy game always opens up for new players.
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Just curious, how is Clear Sky? I think SoC was my favorite between that and CoP, but I have yet to play Clear Sky.

CoP to me... I dunno. There were some cool aspects, but it didn't seem nearly as intense or indepth as SoC, so I'm hoping CS is more like SoC....
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Just curious, how is Clear Sky? I think SoC was my favorite between that and CoP, but I have yet to play Clear Sky.

CoP to me... I dunno. There were some cool aspects, but it didn't seem nearly as intense or indepth as SoC, so I'm hoping CS is more like SoC....
clear sky is easily the worst out of the three, I have completed the other 2 but could not force myself to sit through clear sky.

SoC is one of my favourite games of all time, lets hope STALKER 2 lives up to it.
Edited by pyra - 2/24/11 at 1:41pm
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Just curious, how is Clear Sky? I think SoC was my favorite between that and CoP, but I have yet to play Clear Sky.

CoP to me... I dunno. There were some cool aspects, but it didn't seem nearly as intense or indepth as SoC, so I'm hoping CS is more like SoC....
SoC is larger than CoP, CoP had some cool new features and looked great, but SoC mmmm great.

Clear Sky is generally considered the worst of the 3, it looks more like CoP, has the same styled hud and other things as CoP does. Weapon mods I think are in it. I haven't completed it though, I started it twice so far but it hasn't really sucked me in the like the other 2. Probably finish it some day..
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Just curious, how is Clear Sky? I think SoC was my favorite between that and CoP, but I have yet to play Clear Sky.

CoP to me... I dunno. There were some cool aspects, but it didn't seem nearly as intense or indepth as SoC, so I'm hoping CS is more like SoC....
Clear Sky is horrible. Sadly it was the first STALKER game I ever played, and it made me rage to no end. The anomalies right in the very beginning of the game were ridiculous- I died at least 10 times before I figured out that you have to throw screws in front of you to see if it's safe, and even after that it took me a good 5 additional tries to get through them to the starting area. I played a bit more after that but really wasn't impressed with the game at all.

Then last Christmas, I decided to pick up the SoC and CoP bundle on Steam for $5 and give the series another chance, since I was adviced that Clear Sky was the worst game. I played SoC with the Complete 2009 mod, and I was blown away. That game is simply amazing.

td;dr- avoid Clear Sky.
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Clear Sky is the worst of the three, but it's not that bad at all IMHO. *Starting* with CS though as your first Stalker game is definitely a terrible idea, for the reasons mentioned above.

As well as the fact that it kinda ruins SoC, and that's an experience you don't want ruined.

I'd play it last for sure. Once you're an experienced stalker, stuff like the anomaly field in the beginning won't phase you. Note: the beginning Swamp level is pretty boring. The game does get cooler though, the 2nd half is really pretty sweet IMHO.
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EDIT: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. still has the best bullet physics to it.
Especially towards the end of the game. It was so satisfying to hit headshots.

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...it made me rage to no end. The anomalies right in the very beginning of the game were ridiculous- I died at least 10 times before I figured out that you have to throw screws...
This made me stop playing Shadow of Chernobyl when it first came out, also when you get radiation with no Geiger sound. There is little introduction or forgiveness to things. STALKER hallmark.

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(in fact, the shadows and lighting in SoC were the best I'd ever seen at the time ...
This is what impressed me the most with the game. Before that, it was FEAR, but SoC was much richer, and much more convincing.
    
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Clear Sky is the worst of the three, but it's not that bad at all IMHO. *Starting* with CS though as your first Stalker game is definitely a terrible idea, for the reasons mentioned above.

As well as the fact that it kinda ruins SoC, and that's an experience you don't want ruined.

I'd play it last for sure. Once you're an experienced stalker, stuff like the anomaly field in the beginning won't phase you. Note: the beginning Swamp level is pretty boring. The game does get cooler though, the 2nd half is really pretty sweet IMHO.
I would def. agree that starting with Clear Sky is bad, if only because it is super cool when you play SoC and you have to clear out this random town from the military and then in CS you come back and it is a major base for a faction that you interact with a bunch. Sadly I don't remember the name of the place as it has been awhile, but it is the place with the big pipe underground you walk through the infiltrate in SoC.
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I mainly think starting with CS is bad because the introductions to all the beasties in SoC is done so much cooler ... all the critters you run into in agroprom and x-18 ... in clear sky, they just kinda randomly appear outdoors, sometimes in the daylight ... so if you play CS first then you miss out on the experience of meeting your first Snork in the creepy confines of x-18 ... that sorta thing ...

Plus the swamps are WAAAY boring and take a LOOONG time to finish. Cordon in SoC is a much better starting level for the whole Stalker experience.

Oh .. Agroprom military base is where you wipe out the military in SoC, but in CS it's ruled by Duty (actually, when I play now, I like to try to get in and out w/the docs w/o firing a shot ... it can totally be done )

And yeah .. the bullet physics in Stalker are teh best. In fact, the gunplay in general is totally nails once you get some decent guns.

In my book, there's just nothing like dropping a heavily armored, moving Monolith soldier with a perfect headshot from 100m using the Vintar ... accounting for the slow bullet and drop due to gravity. It's the funnest gun EVAH ...
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