Originally Posted by Drac
Yes and no. F3 is more RPG, Stalker is more FPS. Stalker is also kinda buggy from what I've heard and you need a beast of a system to run it well.
Have you played it Drac?
I've not played F3, but STALKER clear sky is a pretty good one IMHO. It was a mongrel to get the graphics setting balanced for my set-up, but once I did that, then patched it, it worked a dream. The textures were a bit too rich for me; way too much bump mapping.
The annoying bugs include odd responses; eg, buying for a trader he basically says good bye when you start up the trade routine. He should be saying "hello". Duh!
Gameplay is good, unless you lose your kit in the dark like some hapless camper
I'm not a RPG fan, but running around collecting stuff and going on missions of my choosing suits me fine. The atmosphere is fantastic... day/night and weather changes are very well done. Clouds will come over and it'll get darker, then the sun's out again.
I bought my copy from zest for about $25 so I can't comment on the DL version, however it's HUGE!
oh yeah, getting mugged really pissed me off