Awesome mod,it is way harder and more complete than the vanilla game (wich was already one of my favorites)! Though it contains a few bugs and things that would bother me (no subtitles available while the NPC's speak ukrainian *argh*), Misery is the closest from the experience I wanna have while playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. :)
A review must be entered to justify the low rating eh?..ok here;
Complete pile of s***..just like it's predecessor..just like any "American flawored" mode..
They're butchering a beautiful game and worst of all;they think they are improving it..
You know what,this game was made by the Russian people..and the best modders are Russian people as well..they know their stuff..
Looking for a true mod?..a respectful overhaul?..just stick to SGM..and enjoy it's faithful,non-altered atmosphere..enjoy the "decent/enough" realism it provides..enjoy the new quests..new NPCs..everything that carries the same spirit&ambiance as the vanilla game does,but also expands it without forgetting the true purpose of this game..
how to describe how much I like it hmm I can only think of this situation I was in when I once played the game.
I those the Merfolk ( Tritons I think they are called ) I was hunting for a new province and walk my troops from there watery path and up on land where the battle began. it was a horrible battle merfolk against lepardpeople and just as I celebrated my victory the neutale undead walk into the water and attack my capital.
my only troop in the city was my pretender against 30 or so longdead because of her High dominion she had additionel support and some seadogs for company. the battle to a long time as not much of her magic seemed to work ( knew I should had kept a priest with her) and when only on enemy left he killed her and I lost the game.
though I lost the game it was still so much fun to see that the AI Neutrals can be this smart.. I do love this game Series for every thing in it and the reason I plan to get them all when I have the money for it :)
Beautiful writing, intiguing characters, and a plot that actual made me care what happened to the NPCs all add up to a wonderful intorspective night of gaming. Short and sweet but still exceptionally poignant. It is rare that I find a gem like this. And to think I got this beauty as a bonus from some random bundle of indie games! The ONLY complaint that I have is that there are a select few times when your path forward is a bit more obscure than I expected. Times when I think I have the right solution and I actually do but I'm just not clicking the right spot. Despite this minor inconvenience I can easily say this was one of the most satisfying stories I've seen in a game and that the writing has made me an instant fan of the creators. Try it out if you've got a quiet night available, you won't regret it.
Hugely disappointing for what I was expecting to be the best game of the year (better than big studio releases).
The focus on realism and the implementation of it is simply a game breaker and completely cuts the immersion dead.
A few of these are:
Eating. What kind of soldier (or person for that matter) cannot eat a chocolate bar whilst walking?
The enemy/player health is very wrong and instead of creating amazing shootouts it becomes annoying going through the process of loading the last save.
Think hotline miami, when playing that game I never once think "I died again" because I know I can change tactics slightly and beat the situation so death does not become a chore. With misery2.0 this is not the case as due to point 2 above it comes down to complete luck as to whether you will survive a fight not skill.
4. Overall gameplay.
I have a decent gaming rig which I can play most games on ultra settings with at least 60fps. Playing misery2.0 even in enclosed areas has fps drops to zero every 15-20 seconds. The inventory screen is not fun to navigate as you have to wait for the tooltips to appear which some times do not appear at all so you have to mouse over something else and then back. The same things happens in the main menu.
It pains me to write this as I never felt this playing misery1.0.
It makes an amazing game the ultimate game. I will be installing 1.0 to wash this misery away...
You guys have put a lot of work into this and you should be really proud but for me its taken a step back and is misery 0.5 rather than 2.0.
I have watched each video, viewed every image and read every article you have posted and relished in the awesomeness awaiting the release, but I am sad it did not satisfy my hunger for stalker and misery1.0.
Hope things get fixed somehow.
Number 1 mod in my book.
It has everything everyone wants in a game of thrones game, better yet, it's free!
Instead of paying 30-40 dollars for a crappy game like "a game of thrones genesis" or "a game of thrones rpg" play this and ACTUALLY enjoy yourself!
This allows you to create your own sagas and what ifs!
What if Eddard never died? What if he waged war on Robert? What if Lyanna lived? What if Robert never won the war?
10/10 I highly recommend this mod