Both games are just more of the same really. In Crysis' case, they improved the coding of the engine so it runs much better, but the game is literally the same thing, other than the fact that you now play as Psycho (big deal). It's still enjoyable as it is almost entirely bug free. Playing the role of a soldier in a super-advanced (nano) suit and beating the crap outta koreans and aliens is always fun . Stalker changed things, and in almost every case, for the worst. (UI, Broken Faction system, PDA, Enemy AI, New artifacts, Method to get artifacts, and the performance is still not that good with the enhanced lightning mode, whether DX9 in XP or DX9 or Dx10 in Vista). Their intentions are good, but boy did they fuck up worse than SoC. The voice acting and general atmosphere of the people seems a bit lackluster as well. Although the world itself seems more alive with factional warfare, the characters themselves do not feel authentic like they did before. Freedom guys in particular annoy the fuck out of me, even though I still prefer them to Duty. I was one of the unfortunate few with the bug that I could no longer get into Garbage and my saves were all screwed that way, so I am playing Crysis in the meantime while stuff gets fixed. The funny thing is I already had user-made scripts that prevented some of the crashes but still got fucked in the end. Regardless of all this shit I still do like the game, as I really enjoy the concept of the "Zone" Farcry 2 will be out later this month, as well as Fallout 3. Not really anything inventive coming out lately, but at least there have been some games the last couple of months for PC.