Modder for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Crysis series, some of which have won Crytek community awards (most popular) while one of my S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods has been featured in German PC gaming magazines "PC Games" and "PC Action". Many thanks to SetaKat and david.m.e for teaching me all the tricks to modding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I'm also an amateur programmer. The only honest hardware/game reviewer in the world, see GND-Tech.com (worthy mods may even get an article), Stalker.wikia admin, Cooler Master product beta tester, etc. I write coherent reviews for mods on ModDB. I mostly play Dragon Age series, Mass Effect series, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, KOTOR series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. But I'm always up for some Natural Selection 2, No More Room in Hell, Killing Floor, and Serious Sam HD. I only play PAYDAY 2 and ArmA 3 privately, join our community at GND-Tech.com if you'd like to play with us.

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10 Review

Game Review on Nov 26th, 2012 - 1 person agrees

This is what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl should have looked, felt, and sounded like. Note that it's an Alpha build and it's highly unstable, but head over to the mod portal (sdk.stalker-game.com) for fixes and improvements.

Back To School
10 Review

Mod Review on Oct 31st, 2012 - 1 person agrees

Has the quality of an official Valve L4D campaign, and I like it more than L4D 2's as a matter of fact.

Quake 4 Reborn
7 Review

Mod Review on Oct 31st, 2012

No review provided

Old Good STALKER Evolution
6 Review

Mod Review on Oct 22nd, 2012 - 4 people agree 5 people don't

OGSE has the potential to be the greatest SoC mod of this caliber. I have confidence that it will take this title one day, but first it needs some improvements.

As expected, OGSE has some serious bugs, but none that crash the game at least. However, quest-related AI tend to not move to their destinations, effectively breaking quests.

Another problem is the atmosphere. For some reason, the game is over-saturated and it is impossible to get a perfect balance between saturation and brightness. Although it has some unrivaled graphics features, such as sunshafts and tall grass, the general shader quality is bested by STALKERSOUP, which really captures the dark and unforgiving atmosphere of the Zone.

This mod is horribly unbalanced at times, mainly in X-16 in which the timer is set impossibly low. You'd have under a minute to get to a switch, but 2-3 Burers and much more zombies are in your path. There's just no way to get this done, so I had to edit the script and change the time. Of course, I would expect the time to be longer if you got the measurements with Kruglov, but due to bugs, Kruglov wouldn't move so I had to kill him to advance the game.

I'm not sure what went through the minds of the devs when implementing sentry turrets. They have absolutely no place in the Zone, and they don't even make sense judging by the model (it's just a mounted machine gun that automatically shoots you). These also make some parts of the game extremely annoying.

On the flip side of the coin, the SkyGraphics features are unrivaled, and tweakable in a separate application. It also adds some of the best gameplay features, such as lots of new scripts including food spoiling, detectors, vehicles, walkie talkie with channels, equipment repairing, improved A-Life, cut mutants, etc.

Centralia
7 Review

Mod Review on Sep 30th, 2012

Centralia isn't a bad start, but it could use some work. From a visual standpoint, view distance is awfully low and graphical glitches exist. Note that there isn't much gameplay at all at this point in time, but what was shown was interesting enough though a bit too cheesy and unoriginal.

Penumbra: Requiem
8 Review

Game Review on Sep 27th, 2012

A one-sided, puzzle based expansion for Penumbra. There is no real enemy contact, and it's totally unnecessary. As far as I know, this expansion was only released due to people not being satisfied with Black Plague's excellent, but semi-open ending.

Emma's Story
9 Review

Mod Review on Sep 26th, 2012 - 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

This is a very well put together custom story. But I must say, the parts in which you're put into the Brazen Bull, hung upside down and gutted, and locked in the Iron Maiden are genius!

Dear Esther
8 Review

Game Review on Sep 23rd, 2012 - 1 person doesn't

A beautifully crafted and told story, devoid of gameplay mechanics and requires only attention and exploration.

Disponentia
10 Review

Mod Review on Sep 19th, 2012

Disponentia has taken its place as the scariest Amnesia mod of all time, in my book. It's highly original and innovative, you'll be on the tip of your seat for every second you play. This is also the only mod I've discovered that remade Penumbra spiders and dogs without using invisible entities. Very well done, great soundtrack too.

Call of Pripyat Complete
5 Review

Mod Review on Sep 18th, 2012 - 1 person agrees

Needs to be cleansed of some stability issues.

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