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This series is perfect, that's all I can say.
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The bad thing is you couldn't completely eliminate them. They'd always come back.
Untrue (at least in the complete mod). It just takes a very very long time and if you dont kill literally every single one of them they almost all come back by the time you respawn. I was able to take the base over and they did not come back, and my faction members started to inhabit the area.
    
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Yes, do it. My all-time favorite game is actually Shadow of Chernobyl. Played it so many times it's ridiculous.

You should install the Complete Mods for all of them before you play (there's other great mods for the subsequent times), and FOR SURE you should play SoC first. After that, I'd play CoP, and Clear Sky last.

Make sure to take your time in SoC, and cherish the experience. Play a lot of it at night, with headphones, preferably alone to get the full effect

BTW, it's fricking HARD at first, and confusing because the tutorial is a joke. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, and teh story to get interesting, and to get some good guns (the early guns are frustrating, but they get WAY better).

Also, you may be tempted to give up out of confusion and a lot of death, but don't! It gets REALLY great, and a lot easier once you get the jist of how everything works. The gunplay and atmosphere of the Stalker games are just awesome, and the story's pretty decent too (at least in SoC).

Although some people bag on it, damn near everyone who finishes the game (many of them not until like 1 year after they gave up in teh beginning their first try) will tell you it's one of greatest they've ever played.

Tips:

Make LOTS of manual saves (not just quick saves) esp. early on cause death is always around the corner and the game makes almost no saves for you. It can be REALLY frustrating playing over long stretches if you forget to save.

I also can't stand a lot of the original button layout ... There's much better ways to configure the controls, esp. with a 5 button mouse. But you have to play for awhile to know which buttons need moving.

Also ... after like 8 hours or so (after you turn off the emitter in lab x-15) you'll get an optional mission called 'Meet the Guide' ... make sure you DO IT to be able to get the real ending

Enjoy ... BTW, I'm jealous of anyone who gets to play SoC for the first time.
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post #34 of 62
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Enjoy ... BTW, I'm jealous of anyone who gets to play SoC for the first time.
I think GSC should fly you out to headquarters and put you on their development team for STALKER 2. I'm sure you more than qualify with your above statement alone.
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BTW, it's fricking HARD at first, and confusing because the tutorial is a joke. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, and teh story to get interesting, and to get some good guns (the early guns are frustrating, but they get WAY better).

Also, you may be tempted to give up out of confusion and a lot of death, but don't! It gets REALLY great, and a lot easier once you get the jist of how everything works. The gunplay and atmosphere of the Stalker games are just awesome, and the story's pretty decent too (at least in SoC).

Although some people bag on it, damn near everyone who finishes the game (many of them not until like 1 year after they gave up in teh beginning their first try) will tell you it's one of greatest they've ever played.
So true
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I took out those military guys at the start using my pistol 10 minutes into the game on my first playthrough.

Someone should give me a medal.
    
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I took out those military guys at the start using my pistol 10 minutes into the game on my first playthrough.

Someone should give me a medal.
You did get a medal. Its called an AK47 that you picked up from the dead. get ova yoself foo'

But really, I have done it at the start of every new game yet.
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Don't know if anyone mentioned it, but make sure to use the Complete Mods for all 3 games.

Play SoC first, then CoP, and leave the ugly duckling (Clear Sky) for last.
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post #39 of 62
STALKER is one of my all favorite games. Download STALKER complete mod and get ready to be blown away


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its worth playing through. Plenty of mods for it as well if your into that. you WILL lose track of time playing it
    
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