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Jonelo
02-26-07, 09:42 PM
http://www.nofrag.com/2007/fev/23/24608/

Game Star 90 /100

http://pix.nofrag.com/fd/bd/50ca242dee8abf79bb3d3d7a25cb.html

http://pix.nofrag.com/9c/c8/8376eaadce261f84c6b834ea1d88.html


Source : http://forum.v5g.de/showpost.php?p=111703&postcount=55

Rating
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Playtime SP: 15 hours
Fun/Time factor: thrilling from the first until the last minute
Level: from intermediate to pro
(start is easy, high accessability)
available format: 4:3 5:4 16:9 16:10
copy protection: Securom

RATING: (they have a rating system ranging from 1 -10 -- 10 is best .. you got it )
[+ = positive; - = negative]
graphics: + spectacular light effects; - animations
=> 9/10
Sound: + (...)Soundtrack; + (...)environmental sounds; - flat weaponsounds; - only few voices
=> 8/10
Balance: + good learning curve... ; - ... which could be changed by random events
=> 8/10
Atmosphere: + coherent endtime world; + awesome horrormoments;
=> 10/10
handling: + good fps handling; - lengthy inventory management
=> 9/10
Extend: + 10 Territories for free roaming and exploration; + scores of subquests; + (...) replayability very high
=> 9/10
Leveldesign: + handmade; no buildings are similar; + multiple solutions
=> 10/10
KI: + dodges; + uses all weapons; + independent behaviour; - infrequent ki errors
=> 9/10
Weapons&extras: + weapons customizable; - low weapon varity
=> 9/10
Story: + dense story; + mystical cutscenes; - parts of the plot left in the dark
=>9/10
====> Ratin : 90
Conclusion : „The most atmospheric Shooter ever“

The opinion of Stalker about this review, here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-_O1O-RW4)

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8,5

"Graphics - Stunning graphical tricks and effects .

Sound - Excellent Throughout .

Multiplayer- Not stunning, but worth a spin .

Good points

* Awesome setting

* Great action, brilliant high-end weapons .

* Artificial Life fun to be around .

* Genuinely does new stuff .

Bad points

* Awkward side missions .

* Crap script, storytelling and characters."



CD-Action review

The final score is 8/10.

Pros:
* Fascinating world
* Interesting plot
* Lots of weapons
* Infinite number of quests
* 7 endings
* It’s finally there
Cons:

* High difficulty level
* No vehicles – you need to run through vast landscapes

OWA
02-26-07, 09:47 PM
Nice, thanks for the links and info.

lowdog
02-26-07, 09:50 PM
All sounds promising. Think I'll play this game straight off on the hardest setting available to make the experienc and game play last longer, that way I'll get my 4 to 5 years of antisipations worth. (nana2)

WeReWoLf
02-26-07, 09:54 PM
approx 15 hours playtime? seems a tad low

lowdog
02-26-07, 09:59 PM
approx 15 hours playtime? seems a tad low


They probably played it on easy and passed up on all the side quests for the sake of review time............lets hope so anyway. (nana2)

Mr_LoL
02-27-07, 01:44 AM
All sounds promising. Think I'll play this game straight off on the hardest setting available to make the experienc and game play last longer, that way I'll get my 4 to 5 years of anticipations worth. (nana2)
Same here. I don't want to complete a game that has been in development for ages in 15 hours.

stncttr908
02-27-07, 01:47 AM
What happened to the vehicles? There were supposed to be old, rusted out cars you could drive, APCs, etc.

jAkUp
02-27-07, 01:49 AM
Nice! :)

CaptNKILL
02-27-07, 07:12 AM
they removed it... the vehicles were not interacting properly with the environment/anomalies and AI wildlife.
I think it also had to do with the changes they made when they went from a fully free-roaming world to one thats split into sections.

Anyway, the reviews sound great.

It looks like they really pulled it off, though I didn't really doubt them. :)

Shaitan
02-27-07, 10:49 AM
I was really attracted to the very 1st vids and concepts that were shown 6 years ago. Now it just looks like an rpg Quaker. Doubt I`ll buy into this 1 now.

SJA06
02-27-07, 03:13 PM
GREAT....the reviews coming in are just about what I expected - both score and comments - so I'm happy and confident I'll get enough out of this game to buy it.

I hope it's not difficult though..call me a wimp, but I hate games that are too hard. I just end-up getting bored and not playing it..I really wanted to get 'Armed Assult' but have been put off by people saying how bloody difficult it is.

sillyeagle
02-27-07, 03:59 PM
Same here. I don't want to complete a game that has been in development for ages in 15 hours.

Then why do it? Take your time and look in every corner of the game.

crainger
02-27-07, 04:08 PM
Then why do it? Take your time and look in every corner of the game.

Exactly!

Besides there are infinite quests. So potential for unlimited playtime, also there are 7 endings. So you can replay a few times assuming the ending isn't chosen right at the end and is made up of multiple choices throughout the game.

Saintster
02-27-07, 05:55 PM
GREAT....the reviews coming in are just about what I expected - both score and comments - so I'm happy and confident I'll get enough out of this game to buy it.

I hope it's not difficult though..call me a wimp, but I hate games that are too hard. I just end-up getting bored and not playing it..I really wanted to get 'Armed Assult' but have been put off by people saying how bloody difficult it is.
ok wimp:headexplode: