@beige Very good. And not unfounded reservations. But the big question is…what does one follow up STALKER with? What’s the palate cleanser one chooses to wash away the grit, grime, concrete shards and buzzing isotopes?

If you’re in the mood for something free, colourful and undeniably cathartic, the Darkspore open beta is on. It’d be nice to hear someone else’s thoughts on this new action-RPG.