Call of Pripyat Complete is the third entry in the Complete mod series, which is a set of modifications created by professional artists dedicated to enhancing the production quality of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game series. The Complete mod series emphasize on improving the original graphics, sound, and atmosphere of each game while preserving the core game elements. Built upon the success of Stalker Complete 2009, which was downloaded by one in every five S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl players, this entry in the Complete mod series is the cumulative culmination of the series’ achievements in aesthetically updating the game without changing the original story or gameplay. Designed to meet the desires of new players and veterans alike, Call of Pripyat Complete unleashes the full potential of the latest, climactic chapter in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R and the Complete mod series.
I wasn't really disappointed by this Mod when I first played this Mod. A very stable and reliable Mod, but just nothing special. It is not specially hauting, not challenging at all and to top this, the Wish Granter was totally ridiculous. It is a nice idea for those who I call CoD Kiddies, but in Stalker, cheating is absolutely nonsense if you want to catch the pure survival feeling the zone should have. The Graphics are quite nice and AtmosFear 2.1 looks nice, but it isn't special, plus we are unable to install AF3 without further merging. So conclusion is, it isn't very good, from a team I expect way more. Look at Misery 1.0, this is One-Man work and it tops Complete in every aspect.
This mod is promising but ultimately detrimental to the overall experience of the game. I am of course talking about crashes and a long standing lack of support.
Edit: The previous consistent crash I had attributed to CoP is apparently a common issue, I had previously only found people bringing it to light with some relation to Complete, when I found this was in fact, not the case after further research.
The operative line in the crash log is "[error]Description : ...r call of pripyat\gamedata\scripts\xr_effects.script:1470: attempt to index local 'squad' (a nil value)"
I stand by my rating as there are still issues due to a lack of support.
Any kind of animation or cinematic is preceding and ended with a long pause in which my character stands there staring into space, unable to move or draw a weapon. This goes for departure and arrival with fast travel(Not the coordinate teleport feature). Glitches causing NPCs to walk through walls tend to occur more frequently, and this has even led to a snork dropping through a ceiling and killing me. I found out it was coming from the floor above me after reloading and coming back to that area.
This mod gave me really good times, and really bad ones. I have Mixed reactions, is great when do the right things but is the most unstable mod I've seen. Almost all the time you will be trying to solve the engine crash and the 1.6 engine stop working error, Its time to let it go for good. There are better mods right now than this one.