I've come back to ShOC after playing CS a few times through. I can't help but miss CS now :eek:
ShOC just looks terrible graphically compared, I can't help it, it's all I notice now lol. If CS had all the cut out regions put back in, it would be insanely good.
OTOH, ShOC lacks squad activity, decent faction wars etc. If somehow the two games were merged - give ShoC CS's faction wars and graphics engine etc, it would rock to a whole new scale - Jack Black wouldn't even be on it!!
I'm not too impressed with the faction wars, in the swamps sometimes my mission will get cancelled because the AI have decided to do it instead; but if they get killed I'm given the mission again. Plus if I clear the bandits out of the garbage they some how find their way back, however one time the AI stalkers cleared them out and they didn't return, wtf? I'd sooner ShOC had weapon repairs, did stalkers forget how to repair guns in the time between CS and ShOC?
I like the clear sky textures also. But the story line / game is so bad in clear sky that I still prefer shoc with bad textures.