Been playing video games since I was 4, Doom 2 and DUke nukem 3D being among my first. I am A Stalkerholic and Wolfensteinoholic! My main Single player games would be The Stalker series and the Doom Series. My Main Multiplayer games would be Wolfenstein ET, Which I have played since 22 June 2004 and Battlefield Bad company 2 with currently over 800hours playtime. I am mainly A Pc gamer, But I have played alot of console games, especially on the PS1, PS2, original Xbox and Xbox360. Most console games I play are Racers or simulators, some Console exclusive shooters, while I use the PC for FPS games, which is mostly what I play. I also like swimming (kinda obvious since we are surrounded by the sea), Observing weather, Gardening and HEADBANGING =]. My Preferred choice of music would be Metal, Especially Thrash and Death metal Such as Sacred Reich And Gojira.
Mod Review on Feb 18th, 2013 - 1 person doesn't
Their are several reasons why this mod gets a 10/10 from me..
For starters, its freaking huge! Their are more new locations then there are areas in the Vanilla game, most of them are story driven. The sheer amount of items and weaponry eclipses most of the SHOC mods I know of.
It also runs well on my outdated pc (1.86GHZ dual core, 8600GT, 2GB DDR2) (about 60-80FPS Static, 25-40 Dynamic [However I experience D3D9 related crashes in the new areas when I play on Dynamic, and it Dips down to below 15fps in smoke filled areas such as the BAR). Cold start loading times vary from 45sec - 1.5min (On a HDD with 3GB/s) and my friends generally get loading times which are less then 20 seconds long.
Stability is a recurring issue with many stalker mods,however the .DB Version of the mod (Non-Gamedata one) is very stable, even on my archaic rig. I experience a few crashes now and again, particularly in heavily populated areas on Regular mode with alot of quests completed. If one plays on 'The collector' mode, it is possible to play for 4hours+ Without crashes, as I have managed to do so on multiple occasions.
UPDATES! Yes Tecnobacon really cares about this mod and their are frequent updates from what I can tell. I also praise the options available (EG, Not having weapons instakill you or the NPCS, which really makes finding new weapons pointless imo)
Overall its a very solid mod with enough content to overshadow most retail releases by a long shot. Its a far cry from the initial alpha builds, even though its not perfect, its pretty damn close. My only real complaints with it is the frequent illegible Google translation. At times it is plain cryptic, referring to certain characters with different names, but that's hardly a reason to give this mod a lower score
Just make sure you get the .DB Version and prepare to experience 15GB of awesomeness xD. If somehow Cooperative play is implemented, this would be the best game ever in my books
Mod Review on Jun 15th, 2012
Simply Excellence in the making. The detail in the gore sprites is enough to make even the most perfectionist physcopat bang his head against a wall in joy. There are very few mods which I enjoyed to such an extent that surpass vanilla doom. But this has done it, an addictive violent adventure from start to finish. =]