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STALKER Clear Sky – More Like a Rainy Day

Posted in PC Games with tags , , , , on October 9, 2008 by insignificantgamer

I have been anticipating this game for months now, and finally got my chance to put my sweaty little palms on it. Great! I load up the game for the first time and start playing. The first thing you’ll notice is how fantastic the graphics are on high settings, the bushes look so real, so much texture to everything its great. The sounds are stunning in 5.1 surround sound thanks to proper EAX support.

You’ll start off in a Clear Sky camp (Clear Sky is one of the factions that you can work for) and quickly make your way to the swamp area where you slowly take over objectives. And thats when the cloud comes in to rain on your day and damn does it pour. My game crashed 2 hours in and did so constitantly. Thats when I  frantically rushed to the internet to get the latest patch. Great! I thought, game is patched and ready to go. Nope, your saved game will be incompatible and you will be forced to start over again. Long story short, even after patching the game up it is still so buggy that you’ll want to write it off as a loss.

So that being said, I’ll make a humble recommendation to you: Give this game a few months for the developer to fix the bugs with more patches. In the meantime, go play Shadow of Chernobyl if you haven’t already then come back to this one if you like what you see in the first game.

This is one franchise that does deserve a second chance… just not now.

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