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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s Latest Slip

THQ delays Xbox 360 titles on Eurogamer pokes through the publisher's latest financials for the status of their upcoming console releases, also finding the latest delay for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, GSC Game World's tardy shooter: "In addition, previously delayed PC title S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has slipped further, and is down for an October 2006 release at the earliest."

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39. ... Oct 30, 2005, 05:41 theyarecomingforyou
 
Well-constructed storytelling would require the presence of a story... but I digress.

I don't claim it has the most complex plot but that wasn't what they were trying to achieve - the story was about you not knowing anything, arriving in an unknown place to find an alien building and the combine spreading out throughout it. It worked by building up the characters to have distinct personalities. Half-Life 2 was about setting the scene for the continuation, leaving you with a cliffhanger ending (which was very well done). When you look at the competition (FEAR, etc) it's clear how far it stands above the rest. Sure, Half-Life 2 could have been better and it was far too short but it did the important work of establishing the world... however it relies on Half-Life 3 doing a lot with the plot, and if that sucks then it will have been mostly wasted.


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