@beige For me personally, STALKER (and, to a lesser extent, Precursors and Xenus 2: White Gold – both on sale this week at Gamersgate for 15 bucks a pop! Do what you have to do…) is the RPG experience I want – a true “role playing game”.

There’s so much to love about the STALKER world. The disconsolate romance of the rain-drenched scavengers…STALKER stories are by far the most interesting of all gamer stories. There’s nothing quite like Shadow of Chernobyl. I might reinstall SoC, despite revelling in Call of Pripyat with its new Complete Mod, so we can get irradiated synergy happening and trade stories from the Zone.