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Yeah, it's ironic how so many RPGs are hard at the BEGINNING, then never really ramp their difficulty once you have strong equipment.

I generally found Clear Sky kinda buggy, especially with the squad/faction system. And since it's a storywise prequel that doesn't explain or add much, it's alright to leave it out.

But yes; this game is notoriously bad with its tutorial and beginnings, needs a lot of mods (many available!) to be fun, but once you get that far, you may really enjoy it.
Yeah ... in CS it's best to just play it like the other two ... lone-wolf style, and skip the whole 'faction war' thing, it is buggy and kinda lame. I still think CS is unfairly maligned, and I honestly quite enjoyed it myself. The other two are better, but it's still fun, esp. once you get past the swamps (which is a boring beginning level). It can easily be played last though, even though it's technically 'first' in terms of time in the game world.

There's a pretty long stretch in SoC where one can feel a bit overpowered, esp. on subsequent playthroughs when you already know where everythign is, so it's easy to get yourself well-outfitted for every occasion. However, once you get to the Red Forest and beyond, esp. if you go with Veteran or above difficulty ... it can get pretty hair-ball again. And the CNPP is no joke man, esp. the first playthrough.

In fact, I'd say that on the first playthrough, you pretty much feel tense the entire time, like instant death could just be around the next corner ... and it often is

AFA mods go, I think Complete is all you need for a 1st play of SoC, myself. Hence the name
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One mod I put on all the games, which some might disagree with, is one to give the player unlimited carrying space (weight). I just don't like always dropping stuff, making stashes for later, only taking valuable items, etc. I know I probably break the game somewhat that way, but I personally have more fun.
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My favourite games series. Definitely worth the purchase (at this price) even if you don't like it.
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The graphics are looking a bit dated now but the game is still great.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-complete-2009

This fixes that
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I would buy them both for $60 if I had to.
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YES!
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Yes, I just did.

In the words of Eminem: "Be smart, don't be a retart"

(enjoy the game, it's really difficult at first but so awesome...)
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Mate, they are awesome games! personally all but the WORST games are worth $5 lol
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I didn't like the games at all. I'm not an RPG person.... But I was going to give it a shot.
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Yes, I just did.

In the words of Eminem: "Be smart, don't be a retart"

(enjoy the game, it's really difficult at first but so awesome...)
Is Eminem really that retarded that he mentions retarts?

What are they?

Pop-tarts that burn?


I dunno.
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