And done. Absolutely loved the story in the end, and the choices the game presents you with are both interesting and bitter - very solid writing, just the right blend of Stalker influences and soviet existentialism. I thought about changing some of the decisions in my game (great gameplay mechanic, given the theme of the game) to ‘fix’ a few things and get the optimal outcome, but it’s so rare for a game to present the bad outcomes as something worth experiencing that I’ve decided to let it be, as it also lead to some fulfilling character redemption arcs.
Bottom line, easy 9/10 for me, and a must play for anyone who’s a fan of post-apocalyptic games, especially STALKER, and appreciates good choice & consequence.
I’ll definitely replay this in the future on higher difficulty settings to get more out of the resource scarcity and survival elements.