Hello, everyone. I'm a Texan that is fascinated by anything Soviet and Stalker is my favorite series of games, bar none. With each new mod it becomes a new game. When I'm depressed, I play Stalker. When I'm bored, I play Stalker. When I'm happy, I'm playing Stalker. Thanks to kind and talented people like david.m.e. and the rest of the modders, I feel like I have a home here. None of this would be possible without this glorious set of games. Oh, the bio stuff? I'm a writer, three times divorced and happy being single. That's pretty much it. Favorite games are Stalker, Fallout 3, Dragon Age 1&2, Mass Effect, (only played the first), Far Cry 1&3, (hated 2), Divinity: The Dragon Knight Saga, Lost Odyssey, Red Faction Guerrilla, (playing Armageddon now), Deus Ex, (original and new one), The Suffering, (best horror since Silent Hill), Silent Hill 1,2 and 3. I love RPGs, I've played games like Morrowind and Oblivion. Skyrim didn't impress me.
*SPOILERS FOR THE GAME, DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU'VE FINISHED IT!!*
Why am I posting about this game here? Because I'm about to play it and, thanks to the internet, I know what's going to happen. And I dread it. Why? Because in the game your character, Booker, gives his young daughter to slavers to pay off his gambling debts.
In real life, years ago, I signed away my rights to my only daughter when she was a baby because I was a miserable drunk at the time. My ex-wife had met and married a good man who wanted to adopt our daughter to raise as his own. I knew he would be the father I couldn't be at the time.
I still cry every Father's Day.
I have never looked forward to/dreaded playing a game before. This game is provoking conversations all over the world, you owe it to yourself to play it. Even if I dread it.