ProjectsWhat's NewDownloadsCommunitySupportCompany
Forum Index » S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Forum » Mod discussion
What would you dislike most in a Stalker game?

« Previous 10 events | 1 2 3 | Next 10 events »| All Messages
Question What would you really hate to see in a Stalker (SOC - CS - COP) game?
Answers
Constant respawns in certain areas, much like in Far Cry 2
Lack of items and weapons
Insane AI
Too strong and too numerous mutants
Crashes, corrupted saves
Extreme difficulty
Faction war not working
Unbalanced gameplay (overload of a certain item, one faction being too strong, etc...)
Absence of new background story
Bad visuals or sounds (icons not properly aligned, bad texturing, bad sounds, etc...)
Posted by/on
Question/AnswerMake Newest Up Sort by Descending
  00:07:16  15 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
PhoenixHeart
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 10/22/2008
Messages: 1165
I beg to differ. CS is easily my favorite out of the 3. SoC is behind it, with CoP coming in dead last (I was very disappointed with CoP)
  01:03:16  15 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
x_Spartan_x
Whos got the Kokoretsi?
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/07/2009
Messages: 1971

---QUOTATION---
I beg to differ. CS is easily my favorite out of the 3. SoC is behind it, with CoP coming in dead last (I was very disappointed with CoP)
---END QUOTATION---



ive noticed alot on this.

comes in 2 ways. what rig power they got, and age group.
1st
*the kids run to newest thing, and always claim new is better etc.
*the old like to hang on to good things, so they hang on too SoC.
*the all over the place (including me lol) prefere what is actaully better. Clear Sky.
2nd
*powerful rig, will like Clear sky over any other.
*meduim rig, will prefere Soc but are displeased with Clear Sky. and play CoP, but get bored of CoP.
*@#$T rig, wont touch clear sky, and dis it everywhere they go. love SoC not happy with CoP, but keeping there mouths shut, because stalker 2 is comeing.

that above somes up the BASIC majority. by all means it does not mean its 100 percent like this, well its at least 80 percent correct. but thats my genral obs.
  01:17:00  15 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Roadkilll
Merc
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/27/2011
Messages: 1307
CS the best
  14:43:59  21 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Freke
Chris Metzen's Son
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 03/11/2009
 

Message edited by:
Freke
06/21/2011 14:55:39
Messages: 189
Clear Sky didn't have the same feel as SoC.
Comparing the two is like comparing Greens Apples to Red Apples.

Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but you can't really say one's better than the other. I love both games and have been playing them since launch. I've logged hundreds of hours, and I'm just barely turning 17. ^_^

But CoP, that was such a disappointment..I mean, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, they're completely removing the faction war after spending countless patches trying to fix it. A faction war -does- make sense in the Zone. There's the people there to destroy it, people there to extort it and it's inhabitants, the people trying to study it, and the people who want free access for it. Duty, Bandits, Clear Sky, Freedom respectively.

Come on, it -made- sense. I don't understand why they would take it out, it's total fucking anarchy there, of course there's going to be warring factions/gangs. A new engine? Now it's going multi-platform? When has that ever been good. The only good multi-platform game I know of is the first ever Halo. And I read somewhere there was going to be more underground areas that above ground.

They spent the last 3(8 if you count the 2002 build) years trying to perfect something, and they chose to throw it all away and start over.

It's great to have another S.T.A.L.K.E.R game, but so far, the approach they've taken doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy after 3 games of the (sort of) same thing.

I mean, that's why I fucking DESPISED Far Cry 2. It had nothing what-so-ever to do with the other game after enjoying Far Cry so much.

Or this could all just be me rambling and the game could be fucking amazing. Hopefully, this is true.
  22:06:30  21 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
PhoenixHeart
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 10/22/2008
Messages: 1165
I can sympathise with you there, freke. I do not have high hopes for STALKER 2. Here's hoping they dissappoint me by making a great game.
  17:12:01  22 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Freke
Chris Metzen's Son
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 03/11/2009
Messages: 189
Cheers man.
  17:37:32  22 June 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
strelok0017
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 05/28/2009
Messages: 307
Long Rant

From the given list I can only object to 1 thing. Stalker, as some of you may know, has a lot of trash code that increases its system requirements. It's nowhere near perfectly optimized, even tho it's playable with the latest patch. Regarding spawns; I remember playing through vanilla CS once and no mutants would respawn in Military Warehouses at all. Respawns might be often but they aren't managed properly. I'd leave high respawn rates, but change respawn locations of some mutants and increased their respawn rate. IMO, Spartan's mod does a perfect job when it comes to spawns. All areas have constant respawn rates and are never, once passed, deserted wastelands, which exponentially increases map replayability and makes maps worth of exploration over and over again. I think there should have been more maps in CS but as far as vanilla game goes, they are well made (remade) if not even better than SHOC (I think CS Cordon and Dark Valley are a little larger than SHOC versions). There is one more thing that I forgot to mention. CS vanilla has a big problem when it comes to Faction Wars. All squads and mutants are marked on maps killing all mystery and spooky atmosphere you'd have if they weren't marked. IMO, they should have given you a list of cheats and 10 million rubels at start since you know half the game in advance anyway. Just look at the map and all surprises that the next map you're about to explore sink. Without mods, CS is great but some elements totally kill the experience. With certain mods (*cough* SPARTAN 11:11) they make the game a 100 times better experience.
  04:38:40  4 July 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Xetrill
(Senior)
 
On forum: 07/08/2008
Messages: 129
My top choice is not in the list, so Ill vote for my second one, the bad (combat) AI.

My Top one would be: The X-Ray Engine!
1. It's ridiculously bad resource and memory management!
2. Problems with threading/many cores. Instead of scaling the engine crashes.
3. It's stuck. In all three games the only noticeable change was, each new one comes with a new renderer - hurray. Kinda tells me that its hard improve -- flawed design.
4. Animations... or in general the artistic quality is lacking. It's nice that ballistics are actually calculated, though I code do with less physics and more flavor, immersion, atmosphere.
/rant

The only reason for me to stick with STALKER is the modding community, you guys.

Anyway, for me it is CS first, Soc second, CoP last.
  05:52:35  4 July 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Steelyglint
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/06/2009
Messages: 5171
The storyline is the main thing for me. I'm not very good at the running, jumping and shooting bits, but I do need to know what the next revelation of the storyline is.

I just see a storyline being slowly revealed - but to prefer one game over another is like reading a book for the second time and skipping certain chapters because you didn't think they were as good as others the first time around.

SoC is chapter two, CS is chapter one and CoP is chapter three.

Unless GSC lose their minds completely 'Stalker 2' will be chapter 4.

Condemning any game for one aspect or another is overly picky, especially with this series. All three add to the revealed story, all three have many admirable qualities, and all three fit well together without any screaming inconsistencies.

Stalker is what you make of it. The 'atmosphere' is not on the game DVD - it is what you contribute to the experience. No two people will ever see or feel it quite the same way.

.
  12:44:22  4 July 2011
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
arapisuk
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 02/28/2010
 

Message edited by:
arapisuk
07/04/2011 12:53:33
Messages: 333

---QUOTATION---


SoC is chapter two, CS is chapter one and CoP is chapter three.

Unless GSC lose their minds completely 'Stalker 2' will be chapter 4.

.
---END QUOTATION---



I feel the same. I played Shoc and was impressed. had it at the same time as crysis and although I was impressed by Crysis graphics(had a 8800 @640), soon enough I put it on the shelve as Shoc totally sucked me in.

Then I played CS cause ita was a stalker game. Never bothered with faction wars and played as neutral so I dont know about the bugs everyone is talking about.

Then came COP and I was totally overwhelmed by the graphics (in a bad way). Thanks to the community, Cop graphic wise is now better than the other 2. Not the case initially. 1 thing...cop is the first stalker I ended , since the other 2 became boring for me at the end with all these rail shooting.But also COP made me go into mods which I hadn't even checked with the other 2 games. (probably because after the 1st enjoyable ride it becomes boring soon enough)

Nowadays I see myself playing mods with CS as I considered it the most solid Iteration of the engine. I still miss some options from cop but the variety of the animations the npcs can perform, AI (taking cover nicely)and some nice touches here and there making the world feel more natural.

Maybe when mods for cop come out that add random anomalies, new maps, level changers like the other 2 had, NPCs travelling between levels, reconsider the creatures realations (bandits non hostile? is this a joke? then call them something else not bandits) and remake upgrades so that when you make tier 3 improvements to an AK should not feel the same with a sig for instance, then the game would be perfect.

And finally I would kill myself if stalker 2 turns another Halo/god of war/Drake's BS/ metro/crysis 3 or any other multi-platform swallow game that can not distinguish its self from the others.
 
Each word should be at least 3 characters long.
Search:    
Search conditions:    - spaces as AND    - spaces as OR   
 
Forum Index » S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Forum » Mod discussion
 

All short dates are in Month-Day-Year format.


 

Copyright © 1995-2021 GSC Game World. All rights reserved.
This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 4.xx and up and Javascript enabled. Webmaster.
Opera Software products are not supported.
If any problem concerning the site functioning under Opera Software appears apply
to Opera Software technical support service.