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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl - coming April 28th

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by ESh, May 15, 2018.

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  1. Immortal Arcane

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    The problem though is that I can look at the old Stalker games..
    The assets / ai / mechanics and 100% be confident that a rag tag group of Slavs could make that.

    The game they are promising now, layered under 12 different DLC packages, is not something a studio of even like 300+ people could do in a few years. Look at the size and scope of what they are producing..

    If that trailer wasn't just 100% bullshot.. it's going to either be delayed another 4 years or there's gonna be cut corners somewhere.
    You are almost certainly going to get a thin veneer of story and then a wide open world of nothing with small minimap icons dotted about and maybe that's okay.. but don't expect much more than an assassin's creed game (which btw has probably 10x more resources / budget / man hours thrown at it and still barely cobbles out a soulless repetitive experience)
     
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    it's pretty wild how stalker 2 is gonna be the next doom 3 or crysis in terms of how demanding it'll be. i remember everyone except me shelling out hardcore for new computer parts in 2003-2004 for doom 3
     
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  3. Alexander DeLarge Liturgist

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    It's demanding but those specs aren't unreasonable for a next gen-only game. The average gaming PC is pretty pathetic compared to the new consoles and a quad core Intel processor from 2014 and a GTX 1060 isn't gonna cut it for much longer. Not to mention most people are still using mechanical drives to play their games while the consoles use ultra high speed NVMes as the default installation.

    The GPU shortage might explain such a high usage of the 900/1000 series but everything else? People need to upgrade their shit before they inevitably bitch about new games running like crap on their systems.
    https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/Steam-Hardware-Software-Survey-Welcome-to-Steam
     
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  4. Perkel Arcane

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    They are not unreasonable for next gen game but cost of minimum spec even is still high as fuck. And that is minimum spec. Thankfully i almost meet recommended.

    STALKER 2 will be probably my first FPS since i don't fucking know 10 years ? Loved SoC Pripyad was meh and CS was awful.

    To me they need to seriously sit and work on those anomalies and mutants. The reason why i loved SoC was because i played this series for the first time and i constantly didn't know what was there. So every new anomaly or mutant was great. By the time Pripyat came it was meh because there was basically nothing new in it.

    I would love to see anomalies that for example transport you somewhere. OR change how you see world, give you mind reading, make you supermagnet and so on. Having few types is absolutely boring.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. ferratilis Savant

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    Those requirements look weird. 8-core 16-thread CPU recommended?! Unless they're doing some crazy stuff with A-Life, I don't see why it might need such a strong CPU. My Ryzen 5 3600 was constantly hovering around 50% in Cyberpunk, on 1080p, and we all know CPU does more heavy lifting at lower resolutions. And Unreal engine games usually aren't that demanding. It's either that they're doing something wild or are just lazy and posted these requirements just to give themselves some headroom with optimization.

    Don't get me wrong, I hope A-Life is highly advanced, but since this is also a console game, it seems unlikely.
     
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  6. Puukko Arcane

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    What I'd really like to know is what settings these requirements correspond to. 1080p 60 fps low/high? I meet the the rest of the recommended specs, but my 1070 is going to have its work cut out for it. Here's hoping FSR makes its way to the engine.

    Edit: ah right, it's on UE4. Should be no problem then.
     
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  7. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Those CPU requirements do really make it sound like the game is doing something unusual by UE4 standards. Most UE4 games are heavily GPU bound rather than CPU bound.

    Who knows though, could be a calculated marketing ploy.
     
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    That's supreme tinfoil territory. Who you gonna make buy the game by citing high CPU requirements? The 7 nerds on codex?

    It's just placeholder/ball park specs and it's gonna change in 2023 when the game releases.
     
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  9. The Anus Of Discontent Educated

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    Other than hype and buzzwords there is still basically nothing known about the game. 64km squared map, cool! Does it have vast areas that aren't accessible? Is it like Ubisoft where the entire map is just Points of Interest? "Stalker come climb this high tower to lift the radiation fog from the nearby area and reveal additional places of interest!" The recent trailer just makes it look like another linear Metro game with setpieces.
    But there are a handful of things surrounding the game that are known and can be extrapolated upon. It's known that it will also release for the Xbox Series X and S. It's common knowledge that a console release means sacrifices. Washed down textures and downgraded graphics. FPS limits. User interface that is friendly to controllers. Radial menus. A general lack of complexity to anything with everything 'streamlined'.

    The original Stalker was lightning in a bottle, underpaid overworked developers in cramped offices where no one besides the CEO even owned a car. Development hell and multiple iterations. All those people responsible for Stalker are gone, either at Vostok, 4A and whereever else. And those were responsible for that god forsaken mess Survarium, and the pretty cool Metro series up until Last Exodus when they got extremely high on their own farts. What has GSC done in all this time since they've re-entered the video game developer game? Cossacks 3, a 3d clone of their ancient RTS Cossacks 1 that was released together WITH THE SAME BUGS AND ISSUES AS COSSACKS 1.

    Seeing them sell like four different editions with various physical goods irks me, I see that stalker statue and patches and dog tags and am instantly reminded of all those super special collector editions. Fallout 76, a disastrous game that came with that retarded power armor helmet. Duke Nukem Forever, a disastrous game that game with a bust of the Duke in their 'Balls of Steel' edition. The list goes on. If you haven't done shit, recruited a bunch of newbies, and are tackling something as loved as Stalker.. prove you have something worth playing, maybe show some actual gameplay. Shoving these physical goods in my face just makes me think you're trying to capitalize on the IP (that someone else made a long time ago) because, possibly, your actual game isn't up to par.

    I have absolutely zero hope of anything coming out of the studio that could match the original Stalker.. well, maybe Clear Sky. Even Clear Sky showed you can't capture lightning in a bottle twice like that, what chances does Stalker 2 have?
    Finally on a personal level, I would rather have zero expectations then be pleasantly surprised if it ends up being mediocre, decent, or even good, than have high expectations and be disappointed when it's mediocre, decent, or merely good.
     
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    PCMR idiots on reddit who are always looking for a game to prove how "badass" their PC is.
     
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  11. cvv Arcane Patron

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    High CPU load is usually associated with AI complexity. For instance Kingdom Come has the highest CPU requirements of any RPG I've ever played because the entire world is constantly simulated in real time. Scripting and physics complexity is also handled by CPU.

    So it could be a sign that Stalker 2 is a full-blown open-world RPG, instead of...whatever the first three games were?
     
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    it's a given it'll suffer from the insistence of being fully voice acted

    voice acting is the enemy of video games
     
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  13. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Have they actually confirmed that? We've not seen any dialogue scenes other than cutscenes.

    This is kind of my point, it's impossible to really say anything about the gameplay mechanics till we've seen screenshots of things like the inventory and dialogue display (if it has either of those).
     
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  14. Cassar Learned

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    Those are ps5/series x stats. 8 core ryzen around the 3600 level, 16 gigs of ram and a 2070/5700XT level gpu. Theres no conspirancy here, this is the baseline of the new consoles
     
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  15. Spacer's Nugget Educated Patron

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    Their PR spokeperson confirmed on Twitter that the game will feature a dialogue system (like the one in all the past titles, I hope).
     
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  17. Immortal Arcane

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    Fuck. Lol.
    I can 100% picture this..


    I'm so desperate for games like this - I'm probably gonna buy this day one.. so I should probably stop whining. I just hope it's not as shitty as I'm expecting.
     
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  18. janior Arcane

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    we've seen nothing but i'm 100% sure it will be shit
     
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  19. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Also, 30% of the game, your character has top armor, infinite money, infinite ammo and can heal himself with instant infinite health kits while 70% of the remaining question marks are just filled with resources you really dont need.
     
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  20. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    This hits different... it comes from the main site


    also - different scene from artifact grabbing moment
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    One thing from that video (though I think it was mentioned by one of the people on twitter), they confirmed that artefacts are still useful/give bonuses. Also that the game contains a stamina system, so probably no change from original there.

    Main thing I want details of right now is the inventory system and confirmation that the game still has an armour system.
     
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  22. janior Arcane

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    Parsifarka you are a clown for believing this will be good :lol:
     
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  23. Ghulgothas Prophet

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    What's the bit he starts talking about at the :50 mark.

    Any ideas? They all look like the archetypal gopnik bandits to me. And the way he calls attention to the recreation of the swamp tower implies that it's going to be an attempted recreation of the old gamespace, with all the inter-area space filled in.
     
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    so 5 dudes are hanging around a campfire, all casual like

    ??? one of them has his gas mask on ???

    uhm, maybe he knows something the others dont?
     
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