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Even though I am a huge S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fan, and I loved Shadow of Chernobyl, I cannot say the same about Clear Sky.
The game play is about the same as SoC, and the setting the same, but the story just didn't do it for me. I didn't like this version very much... in fact, it disappointed me a lot.
The story is before and during the events of SoC, except you play as a complete different character, also hunting Strelok. If you played the first game, you learn who Strelok is, and what he has done to get so much attention.
Your character is a Mercenary this time, and although you get a new place to explore as well as new weapons, the game just wasn't as great for me.
I am hoping that Call of Pripyat will be better once I start playing it.
Game Traits applied to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) by ViGotH