I have read through most of the other reviews in which have been placed for this game. I must say that some I do agree with and some I do not. I will point out the games good features and its flaws along with some information for people thinking about buying it.
The game has a total of ten large areas to explore with respawning enemies and quests to repeat for trigger happy gamers and RPG element fans.
A massive arsenal of weapons ranging from Hanguns to Sub Machine Guns, to Machine Guns to Rocket Launchers and Sniper Rifles and also all FPS gamers favourites the grenades and grenade launcher.
The world is yours to control but every action has its conequence. Upon saying that I mean that you can do whatever you want to do. If you see a stalker walking along the road you can kill him if you want but it may also have an impact on how others may behave towards you.
Dozens of side quests in which you can accept and complete if the player wishes and can repeat quests that they wish also ranging from Search and Destroy, to find a specific item to delivery.
Excellent enemy AI. Groups of enemies will take cover when needed, will run for the hills at the sight of a grenade (most of the time), if they see a better weapon on the ground they will pick it up and use it against you, when you come across groups of certain mutants once you kill most of them leaving one or two they will retreat. Beware some of them will continue to attack while others wont.
The storyline I found to be quite interesting, not something in which you could compare to another game with ease. If you like a game for a storyline then this is worth a try as it keeps you wondering as to who is who and what is what.
If you like a game in which is challenging then this is a must for you. Due to the large groups you come run into especially in bases it is very challenging to fight your way through them all to your objective.
This is not just a run and jump shooter, you must think, sneak, shoot and survive just as the AI does or better.
The game is rather buggy and it is highly recommended to patch it up to V1.004 before playing otherwise if you patch it up later your save games will not work.
The game is very picky about the system it plays on. Some people find it runs alot better than others and some find it more buggy than others. Also the patches can fix some bugs but uprise others in some cases. This has however not happened to everyone.
If you are a perfectionist when it comes to quests where you wish to complete them all and have no failure quests then beware it may not be possible. Some people find that some of the quests are bugged where the NPC or item does not appear where it is supose to or does not appear at all but again this happens only to some.
Freezes from time to time and can crash occasionally but this varies from player to player drastically. Some claim it is but for a few seconds while others claim it to be a big problem.
Side quests do need to be repeated at times in order to get the news ones in which have become avalible from continuing the storyline.
Travelling to various areas can be boring and annoying due to their large size and enemie respawns.
Overall this is a great game in which both RPG and FPS gamers will love as long as they can play through the bugs they may encounter and can withstand not always getting 100% completeion. Unfortunatly I have not played the Multiplayer side of things so cannot comment on that but have heard is it slightly like counter strike in certain ways.It is a must to try for the price of £10 and for all FPS and RPG fans.