I admire a creative mind as much as the next guy. But I am really struggling with what is going on in this instance. To be clear, I do realize that it is simply based on a game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. which has the Chernobyl disaster as a backdrop. But even still, I have to ask – what possesses someone to spend this much time on a PC, likely designed for gaming, which will very well end up being obsolete in a few years anyway?
The work that this kid has done with his mod is amazing – legendary, even. Yet I cannot begin to wonder if modding is becoming something that is no longer all that original. To me, it feels like the once uber modders are being flooded with people who apparently have entirely too much time on their hands.
Am I just getting old or have we put too much time into fantasy? Then again, should we not be celebrating a young person who at least chose to spend his free time creating instead of drooling in front of a TV set? Hit the comments, you be the judge.