With this game, you'll either know exactly what you're getting into, which means you're a diehard S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fan or you've simply enjoyed the previous two games and will happily immerse yourself into the creepiness of the Zone once more. Everything you've come to expect from the series is there, from artifacts, plenty of items and weapons to toy around with, as well as a solid variety of missions. Generally, the mission structure in Call of Pripyat won't leave you disappointed. There are plenty of new areas to explore. Certain quests won't be easy since you are not given the exact location the map. Instead, you explore and discover things yourself. That's essentially what it's about - immersing yourself in an amazingly realistic post-apocalyptic world, learning its secrets and meeting people along the way. If that's the kind of ride you're after, CoP shouldn't disappoint. Then again, if you're expecting a detailed, well-told story, with rich characterization, you won't find it here.
Oh and just in case you get any ideas, there are still no women in the game. Hm, maybe in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2? Just a thought on my part. I'm not criticizing. I seriously won't complain in there are no women in the sequel. I really won't.