BeefJack says: I recently composed my first review for Beef Jack and feel at a loss. What I attempted to convey in my review was the fact that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is, infact, a very engrossing game which seems to be hampered by numerous presentation issues. Of course, GSW are an Eastern European developer; they are historically usually restrained by a small development staff, a small budget amongst other issues facing most smaller eastern European developers these days.
But I still feel bad, because a score like 7.3 is practically a death warrant in the eyes of most gamers who seem to only fork out their hard earned dosh for games that belong within the 8.0-9.0 elite. It's an absolute shame too. One of my favourite games of all time stands as Vampire: Bloodlines – The Masquerade The game was completely deficient in so many areas, filled to the brim with bugs and had a pretty dull and uninvolving combat system, yet had – and I find this hard to say about any game – the best writing and voice acting I've ever encountered.