The Zone of Alienation mod is an adaptation of the renowned AMK mod. It is built on top of a specialized variant of AMK that uses a magazine system. From this premise, it has expanded to aim to include the following:
What a brilliant mod. It's hard, it's beautiful looking, the gun play is fantastic, the world is immersive. FatalFunnel has put in so much work and done such an amazing job on this. Truly this is the best iteration of any STALKER game. I eagerly await the next patches.
I'm biting my fingernails off, waiting for this release !
Sure it has some getting used to, but I feel all fits in and for the best.
Oh, and mostly no "wtf is this gun doing in this side of the world".
And loading magazines by the fire in a cold, stormy night, a distant thunder lining the next cartridge in fiery silver... "Soon those bandit bastards will pay for what they did to poor Petruha, and silent verdict will fall."
This Mod is awesome. I really like the Weapon Arsenal, its nice work and fits good into the Zone. Fine new sounds, and the magazine loading is awesome.
Now i really respect my Enemies, the Fights are just so much harder now, i really think twice if i would engagea bunch of enemies when i have the chance to sneak by, no more "Zone Terminator"-Style.
Still, the Magazine System needs some work, but it's pretty great.
Also there seem to be many things (some small, some not so small....) that need some finetuning.
So why the 10/10 rating then? Because i've tried nearly every SHOC-Mod out there and never did i have so much fun (and hard times) as with ZOA. Simple as that.
As a solid fan of LURK and someone who enjoys realistic balancing, Zone of Alienation does wonders in those departments.
A mix of challenging gameplay mechanics and a similar feel to LURK. A stalker remix with the "love and kindness" ~ #sarcasm ~ of AMK mod.