Full concept MODIFICATION of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat that touches every game aspect including textures, sfx, music, weapons, A.I., items, weather, mutants, difficulty and much much more!
Well, that was a major disappointment.
If you're looking for a mod that will make the STALKER experience a better one, turn around.
Sure, this mod advertises the "hard" aspect. The game certainly becomes harder BUT (And I HATE it when game and mod developers alike do that) it seems to greatly favor the A.I, TOO much... Just too much.
NPCs pretty much become demigods and gods. You're just a simple peasant running around, doing his best not get smited, while having to deal with **** like health and weapons condition, when others just... Run around, carefree.
It's just too unfair, not unforgiving, unfair.
Not to mention the crazy prices, just crazy... It's just ridiculous.
Anyways, I really hope this will all get sorted, tweaked or w/e, the game just isn't fun no more.
The best mod for CoP I've seen so far, it does so much right, and only a couple things wrong. Unfortunately for me, those couple things are very, very irritating. Lets go over the pro's first.
-Fantastic visuals, bleak and depressing.
-Turns STALKER into a survival game, which is how it should be. Forces you to think and plan, and not doing so will result in death.
-Food and sleep requirements are relatively balanced.
-Firefights feel realistic, both the player and the other stalkers will go down from only a few shots with the basic armor.
Now we get into the negatives. There is a significant amount of artificial difficulty in this game and it can really ruin the experience. Having classes and specializations in this mod was a poor decision, mostly due to my next gripe, which is my most glaring problem with the mod. Ammunition is FAR too scarce. NPC's drop little to no ammunition when they die despite spraying bullets everywhere in the fight, and traders charge crazy prices for basic ammo. It's cool to have a small amount of ammo in a survival game, it forces you to make every shot count and think about how to use your resources in every situation; but this is going too far. Let me paint you a picture. In more than half of the firefights I have, I run completely out of ammunition. This forces me to run to nearby corpses and just pick up whatever weapon they might have had, use it for the 7 shots they had left, drop it, and run to the next corpse. This is incredibly frustrating, especially since characters are specialized in only a couple types of weapons. The next problem I have with the mod just makes the first problem worse. Mutants are way too resilient. I dont care how mutated it is, a psudodog should NOT take 5 shots from an assault rifle to kill. A snorker should NOT be able to take 3 rounds of buckshot at point blank range. Every fight with mutants will significantly reduce your ammo and health, and will leave you with nothing to show for it.
This mods is ridiculously bad... let's speak about realism, some place are totally dark and there's some stalker here waiting living their life... in total dark. The time scale corrupt the introduction and there some ridiculous loss of framerate even on my top gear config... after 15 min of play, i have to reinstall vanilla. Modder should add configuration options on such mod, graphic sound and new weapons are great but other changes are just retarded and not Worth it... another ****** mod in a ****** mod world
My Review to MISERY:
No discussion, Graphics are epic and the best so far in the STALKER Series. Really like the Textures... My mark for this: A+
I really like the sounds. If you sit @ a campfire with your fellow stalkers and listen to the background noises while a thunderstorm is over your head. Sounds awesome... My mark for this: A
Well, this was really hard to estimate, but I tried my best. I began a new game and came into the zone as an Sniper and really got ****** up at the beginning. What on earth is my government and the USS thinking, when its giving me 10 Shots of Ammo for my Sniper Rifle (Without Scope). No, seriously, NO GOVERNMENT OR AGENCY OR WHATEVER will EVER EVER EVER send its agents into a zone, that is well-known as dangerous zone, with 10 Shots of Ammo for his 19th century sniper rifle without any Scope. This is a part that is just unrealistic. Second. After walking around for a few minutes, fighting and trying to get more than 10 shots of ammo, I got kinda tired. My professional trained soldier (agent) that is specialised as a sniper (Which can walk, run and stay hidden for days and weeks outside)cant continue walking while carrying 20kg in his backpack... unrealistic, too. There is far to less ammo available for me and I had to kill 40 Stalkers and find 2 stashes to buy myself a small amount of food, an even smaller amount of medic stuff and a useful amount of ammo (90 shots + 30 Pistol shots). The gameplay is way to overharded and not even realistic anymore IMO. My mark for this is: C-
- Performance and Crashes:
I had no crashes while playing on Win7 64bit. I reinstalled STALKER COP and then installed MISERY. No performance issues. Always >29 FPS. My mark for this is: A
- Installation and Manual:
Great Manual and easy Installation. My mark for this is: A+
All in all a good Mod, though i had no fun playing stalker anymore after 1 hour (because of the "overharded" gameplay lacks). I give you 7/10 points.
This mod is a masterpiece. Smarter enemies, tougher mutants, better equipment and choices choices choices. You can no longer just blast away at every obstacle. To survive you have to make critical choices and adapt or be overcome. The mod is ever mutating into something greater with every tweak. This isn't for the faint of heart and those unable or unwilling to adjust their playing style will quickly become worm food. There is a foreboding radioactive cloud on the horizon promising even greater hardship; do you have the tools to rise to the challenge of 2.2?
Best mod for this game. Adds so much in the way of content. Like new guns and different variants, for example you can get a modern Beretta that is shiny new and shoots so very smoothly or you can find a old and dirty version that jams a lot. Also the food system has bin reworked so that monster meat must be cooked unless you want to get sick. In all this is by far the best mod for this game and i highly recommend it.
This is one of the BEST mods there is out there! Too bad not many people know about S.T.A.L.K.E.R but please note that this mod is NOT for the "green" S.T.A.L.K.E.R and I strongly recommend finishing the game before downloading this and then complaining about it being too hard. Great work MDT and good luck on The Seed!
So to sum it up.
It installs ok. It's very slow to launch. Then it's very low to load. Then there is an embarrassing vid. Then it's very slow to launch the map. Then it's all black. Then it crashes. Relaunch. Won't relaunch. Task manager, kill process. Relaunch. Crash. Few iterations while crashing, killing process, relaunching. Turns out SSAO is the culprit (maybe a mem issue, but I've got 8Go and no mem related error messages). Launch. Still in the very dark. Light flickers poorly (like a broken 3D rendering). Don't work. Can't find a way out. Get shot by who knows what. Oh it's zombies (way better armed than I: I have just a knife). I am in house surrounded by zombies and I can't exit. Die a few time. Turns out that the exit are blocked with crates. Zombies push crates, kill me. Find out that with all the realistic fuss about it, the very first gameplay requested from me is to destroy crates with a knife. Then get killed by zombies. Alt tab, google "black road", appears to be hardcore mode. Ok, let's write it somewhere next tome (especially as there isn't even a dark road to start with). Can't start new game. Have to delete saves. Games is blocked. Alt F4. Start new game. This time "normal" start. Get constant mask. Why not. Find a snork. Sneaks him. He sees me for no reason. Kill him. Save. Get shot, die. Reload. Appears I have pulled 2 armed guys. Flee. Fleing works ok. Try to sneak back at them. I am ridiculously overgeared, die maybe 10 times, try something else. Run another direction, find place, get shot by I don't know who, die, reload, come again. This time I see NPC in the house in alarm state. They move crouch move crouch move crouch ridiculously. All this "you know, it's the real deal, it's realistic, you won't have it easy" for this ridiculous sight. I stop here because character's count, but you get it. Good ideas, broken mechanic everywhere. It's not even like playing an alpha.