There were many "spiritual successors" of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, most of them did not reached the alpha status or were just mods of the original games. Chernobylite was advertised as another such project, even though it does not seem to have much to do with the original story.
As former employee of Chernobyl nuclear power plant we return to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone 30 years after the disaster. Troubled by the grief we are looking in the remains of the power plant for our partner. We sneak into the area with help of stalkers we set out on our search alone and while dealing with the dangers of the unknown lurking in the dark corridors we must find the supplies to survive.
Graphically appealing and keeping in general atmosphere similar to original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games Chernobylite is a mix of elements that do not really fit together. First of all the background music, the building of your room equipment (like bed, desk, plants) are far from the bleak and gloomy world of Shadow of Chernobyl or Call of Pripyat and looks more like Fallout 4 copy that is nor here nor there taking place in the Exlusion Zone. The main story and some of the elements are somehow similar to Metro 2033 2010 sci fi movie' title='Metro 2033 2010 sci fi movie' target=_blank>Metro 2033 (f.e. seeing ghosts and flashbacks from your past, some of the creatures), crafting and gathering resources are taken from every single RPG game of recent years, the scanning area and detection warning from every single modern FPS game.
On surface Chernobylite is a bit like original S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl or Call of Pripyat, but with some of the modern solutions (especially scanning) it is far from the spirit of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games. There is no eerie atmosphere, where you constantly feel in danger (you will get the warning sign when someone is looking at you, so it is hard to be surprised by enemies), there is no searching element of the game (since your scanner simply highlights everything that is worth to gather), there is not much FPS elements (at least so far), there is no atmosphere of mystery, the main storyline is rather sketchy... Yes, it is set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, yes, there are ruined buildings around, yes, there are some weird phenomena in the area, yes, there are some bad people around, but all of it seems to be too calculated, too clean, too "middle of the road" elements so Chernobylite could be treated as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. spiritual successor.
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