Eurogamer’s given S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 7/10, which added to IGN’s 70 percent and PC Zone’s cover score of 88 percent should give you a good idea that this probably isn’t quite what it was supposed to be. Snip:
There’s been a lot of negativity, hasn’t there? There’s still a lot of what made Stalker so appealing here. It shows how having these sorts of character-improvement and living world elements can improve a shooter’s appeal. Why do you think we’re so angry when they take away all our stuff? Between the improved weapon modification and the more living Zone, a certain strand of Stalker fan will find much here to applaud, and those who’ve never actually played the earlier game at all will still be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of the place… but would be recommended going there first, perhaps with the Oblivion Lost mod attached.
Full thing through the link.