I'm close to finishing the game; but before I come to the point of no return, is there really any replay value? I don't know what happens after I toast Strelok, but are you able to re-enter the Zone and maybe joining a faction, participate in some faction wars and wander around finding artifacts / hidden stashes etc...? or do I simply need to load a saved game that puts me before entering Limansk? I'm quite a big zone-exploring enthusiast.. but I have a suspicion that I played the game a little too fast and missed out on a lot of stuff! :uhoh: ... It's okay to post spoilers for my sake.
Heya. Unfortunately, the game ends after beating it. If you want to keep going, you'll need Ceano's Freeplay mod, which keeps the game going after the ending. You can install it seamlessly, and should work with all saved games.
It can be found at his website, http://www.ringen.net/~ajs/stalker/ceanos.stalker.mods.html , among other mods for CS & SoC.
As for my thoughts on replayability....well, thats for another thread. The http://forums.filefront.com/s-t-l-k-e-r-clear-sky-general-discussion/380701-so-now-freeplay-mod-exists.html thread, in fact :p
Hey, thanks a lot! I'll see what my savegames have to offer or give that mod a try :D .. After SoC I figured out the importance of making like a billion seperate savegames and not just depend on the quicksave .. D'OH!