The unjustly forgotten stalker theme received a new life-giving injection and comes back to life. After long negotiations with the Ukrainian studio GSC, which first excited the gamer's interest in the Chernobyl zone, inventing an original story about stalkers, the company of Russian developers Cybertime did not get permission to use the original name of the product, and therefore called it differently. However, the game sZone Online is sustained in a manner that has become classic.
Before you are a multiplayer shooter, in which the player works in the first person, but can switch to the third-party view. Manage the stalker, who falls into the sinister, enchanting and enigmatic Zone of Alienation, populated by monsters - animals, which mutated under the influence of the radiation of an exploded nuclear power plant.
There is no plot canvas, and each acts to the best of its fantasies and abilities. This is not so simple, because you have to adapt to a world in which there are no unambiguous answers, where even the landscapes are unstable.
Creating a hero.
Starting to play, for his dangerous adventures to create a hero. A few settings of appearance will give him recognizable uniqueness. Next you need to decide if you want to be an aborigine of these lands or an alien. The difference is obvious - the aborigines, this indigenous population, who did not leave their homes during evacuation. The seniors come here for a profit, dreaming of getting rich on the sale of artifacts found.
This choice will affect the list of skills and available professions, but for the gameplay it will not matter.
When you already have a hero, you can start playing sZone Online while exploring the territory. The hero arrives by rail to the station of the town of Lyubechy. Initially, he can not move further, but after several completed quests will pass on. At the exit beyond Lyubechey, talk to the NPC to find useful information and get the first task.
Third client, and to participate in it you need to download sZone Online. What pleases you - you can do it for free. From this moment the real fun begins - attack of mutants, collisions with competitors, search of artifacts, maneuvering between anomalous traps. A full bouquet of surprises awaits you, which are possible only in a world so alien to mankind.
For more effective sorties and tasks, team up with other players. But even if you manage to get a rare artifact, do not prematurely dream of a decent reward. Scientists are very selective in their purchases, and not all items are ready to receive. Even if they are drooling at your prey, they portray coolness and lack of interest, just to relieve the price.
There will be marauders, tidbits to someone else's good. What for to risk own skin if it is possible to profit on those who comes back from a dangerous zone exhausted, and is not capable to resist in full force? That's why the partners are so important - together you will not be so easy prey.
In the hero skill system, the online game offers the following development directions: