For all the things Stalker: Call of Pripyat improves on it’s predecessors, achieving a consistently excellent standard of voice acting is not one of them. That might be a little unfair, actually, as on-balance the quality is satisfactory, there are still the occasional poor performances that stand head and shoulders above the rest. The one I have embedded below left me giggling with it’s sheer inanity.

The incongruity of the acknowledgment “okay” needs to be underscored – the doctor had been missing, presumed dead, in the middle of an extremely hostile part of the already dangerous ‘Zone’, and rather than respond with the appropriate level of gravitas this strangely chipper soldier shrugs it off as if were nothing extraordinary. Quite and amusing juxtaposition.