Jan 15, 2008
Last year’s bravest game, STALKER, asked players to explore the area around the ruined Chernobyl reactor. Filled with physical and biological anomalies, it demanded players swallow their fear and go for long, lonely walks in the haunting countryside.
Clear Sky is a prequel that offers similar low-beat thrills. Rather than focusing on a single storyline and channeling you down a linear path, in Clear Sky you’re free to choose a faction (the original game let you choose missions from two sides: Duty and Freedom) from the offset- your objective being to dominate the zone for them by finding artifacts, raiding encampments, and generally making a nuisance of yourself in this radioactive wasteland.