Lost Alpha is a new episode of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series made by dezowave group for free!
It's Lost Alpha, however we are talking about beta. It is important, because the ratings here are very dependent on game version.
The previous version was so much incomplete and buggy I abstained from rating it until version 1.3003 came out.
What have we got here? Exactly what we've been waiting for! New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. No more, no less. Full, complete new game from our favorite series. With modern graphics! It's amazing how the game from 2006 can look now, in 2015! Nothing like retro stuff, even better than modern games, somehow more realistic, even if it has a little less of tiny hi-tech details.
I LOVE huge maps. People say they are too big and too empty, but THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO BIG MAPS ;) And since 1.3003 they are not too empty, they are infested with mutants.
And here we go! MUTANTS in Lost Alpha are completely new experience. Well - they are not too tough and... They are not as hostile as in any mod or original game. First time in Zone history we can finally GIVE PEACE A CHANCE :) If you don't attack them and don't come too close - they probably leave you alone. Dogs stop chasing you when you run from them. As a declared ecologist - I LOVE IT.
Then the story line. Again, we can GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! Shoot'em all strategy is not the only option, and not the best one. Many game goals can be achieved without violence. You can argue if it's really that great, but at least it's DIFFERENT. It's a shame that it's a little inconsistent, because there are quests, when peaceful solution should be obviously available, but it's not.
THE CARS! They are almost perfect. The driving part is like another game in the game! In 1.3003 they finaly fixed ALL which annoyed us. So - there is plenty of fuel for cars to buy (and it's pretty affordable). There are many free cars to be found, and they are very different in driving. Finally - the cars can be repaired for free. But there's one not so great thing about cars: Garbage. Driving through this map is hell. But I'm currently searching for the routes to bypass this area. It's possible ;) What's great? Speed! You can actually speed in Lost Alpha!
Weapon modifications are simple, easy, and don't allow the players to make super-weapons ruining the game balance.
Finally - version 1.3003 is so much optimized that it crashes far less than any original game.
Oh - Lost Alpha IS an original game. It's a fourth part of S.T.A.L.K.E.R trilogy, and it can stand among them as equal. It also tells another story: it takes insane amounts of time and effort to make a game this big. I mean - literary.
To much to cover spent 100+ hours on this mod immersed in the graphics and story line. What else is there to say but lost alpha!
Well optimized and so many quests as well as such a big open world, great guns fights, exploration and scary moments. Love the AI and zombies. Glitchy car rides but it makes is so much more fun. THANKYOU!
Absolutely perfect, really not much else to say.
The graphical overhaul is simply amazing, it's hard to believe that this was built on the same engine as ShoC.
Gameplay-wise, it's outstanding. All the new added features like chatting with other stalkers via. PDA and the expanded and enhanced levels really boost the immersion.
Such a great release from independent, unpaid developers…especially considering they weren't even ready to release it and only had to because some horribly selfish individuals leaked it. Everything that's great about STALKER is already present in L.A. and it can only get better.
This mod brings back the nostalgic feelings i had when I first read about STALKER SoC in a gaming magazine 2004. The lost Alpha-team took the bread crumbs that was lost during the road of development and made it into delicious bread! A must play for every STALKER-fan!