Surf wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 13:49:
More console heavily scripted crap. Why play it? Why not just have someone play the game, make a movie of it and sell it at a theatre.
Exactly. I wouldn't mind so many games taking this path if there were more titles for "the rest of us". More emphasis on emergent gameplay and tactics, less painfully typical camp dialogue. Slow it down and create some tension and atmosphere. More emphasis on the little touches and details. Metro 2033 was chock full of little touches that, to me, really enhanced the experience beyond what its gameplay mechanics allowed.
As for Stalker 2, my jury's still out until we can learn more details. The cross-platform development news really killed my hopes, though :(.