Deadly yet beautiful.
That's what MISERY is about!
Vanilla CoP is often called too easy and calm for a Stalker game, but this mod here should take care of these problems!
Hostile NPC groups, deadlier bullets and mutants than ever before, and harsh economy. All this is aimed especially towards Stalker veterans who could simply walk through the Zone by now, with nothing than a knife.
Performance is damn nice with Misery, a big improvement from IWA 1.2!
Now, the release version had couple small problems, like stamina draining at alarming rates even when not carrying overweight, but these should get fixed with the first patch, and can be easily tweaked yourself in couple minutes!
Great mod, just bit rough on the edges for now.
Post Patch 1:
After playing the patch I have found many of the issues the community has brought up have been fixed, which is great. Its nice to see that Aaroe has listened to his community and addressed their concerns.
Im confident in giving this mod a solid 9 now that the artificial difficulty has been removed, leaving this mod at the top of the CoP tier list.
Great Work, N. Aaroe.
The only reason this fantastic mod isn't getting a 10 is because a few things may be a little too difficult just to be difficult. I find the medkits to be a bit weak. Now this being said I know I can go into an ltx file and change the numbers so no big deal.
The atmosphere is super gritty and the textures are fantastic. Weapon damage is realistic, no longer are enemies bullet sponges. I feel every decision I make is super important. That being said..don't be stupid like me and immediately buy some new armor when you get the money....big mistake. Stock up on food, ammo, and medkits...all will be well I promise. I feel this is what STALKER should have been all along and I really hope GSC see what is being done here. This totally transformed the game for me. Addictive is an understatement. @balci .... The only reason you are experiencing that issue is because you traveled that far into the game totally unprepared, don't blame the modder for your terrible oversight.
Now, I would give a reveiw, but I could never get this thing to work. it took my 2 minuts to move my mouse to the options button so I could turn doen the settings (there almost none) and even on the lowest "settings" it made no difference. Short story shorter, this game is ****.
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.
With the intention of being realistic, it ends up feeling like its "overly" realistic, while some aspects make sense, others do not. The idea that a trained military sniper gets too tired to even move after WALKING about 100 yards, only carrying 10 pounds of equipment, seems silly to me. A normal person might get tired, but military personnel are trained to run for miles with much heavier equipment.
The ai could still use work, their detection system is most certainly unrealistic and can be very easily abused. Vendors won't buy weapons that have been worn at all, which all of them are since it is "hard to get good weapons into the zone." It doesn't make sense that all vendors would only buy and sell weapons in perfect condition if this were the case. A smuggler can get better weapons in then the military, who controls what goes in an out? Come on now.
A decent mod, the retextures look like silly grimdarkness, the designer is clearly more interested in his own opinion as opposed to the community's though.
You should probably just stick to vanilla on master difficulty.
A quite mediocre game, neither beautifull or original or even fun to play, it should be nice for free but not yet for paid for it (Alphafunding perhaps since it has potential - we could imagine a real little city for Casters for exemple, were we could speak with some characters and buy the weapons improvement just to create a minimum visual background to the world were the game takes place etc.).
Amazing! The story was great! Fun and scary, good puzzles, had be ******** bricks a good few times. The mapping seemed a little rough around the edges, but its understandable with the size of the story. Thanks for creating this, it was a great experience!
Best game ever, with the realism and the zombies, everything, i have a problem tho, doesnt affect the rating, but i do not know how to cure being sick, for EX: i accidently ate frozen chicken, im sick and i dont wanna die slowly. I dont think there is a way to cure it tho....i tried all the pills.