Finished playing through Clear Sky and in the end, once I got used to the difficulty, it’s more of what made Shadow of Chernobyl a lot of fun, and some of what made it a mixed bag. The action was great, but the faction system seemed to be a little lacking. Still, it’s completely up to you whether or you want to scavenge for artifacts, kill renegade Stalkers for their gear, or follow the story to its mind melting end. Fans are likely going to get a lot more mileage out of this trip back to Chernobyl if not a heaping dose of deja vu, but newcomers should be warned that it’s every bit as unforgiving as you might have heard.
As always, here’s the lab analysis.