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Given Chernobylite’s weird setting, it’s no surprise that a lot of things in it have no logic.

It’s safe to say that Chernobylite is a pretty awesome game. The real landscapes of Pripyat are strange in themselves, but The Farm 51 seems to have made them even more bizarre.

Just like how strange and ghostly the world of the Stalker series is, Chernobylite is also rich in all sorts of oddities, some of which are more explicable than others. But there are also moments that make you think deeply. Despite the fact that the game has recently come out of Early Access, and this can easily explain a lot, there are still some things that absolutely do not make sense if you think about it.

Why does lightning fire appear only around Igor?

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When you explore a specific area in Chernobylite, there is always a timer that you are not even aware of. But the longer you stay in the zone, the more unstable things get.

A radioactive storm will appear on the horizon, green lightning will cross the sky and after a while will start hitting the ground, leaving behind a green radioactive fire. Although, oddly enough, the fire appears only around Igor despite the fact that other lightning strikes clearly into the ground at a distance. This is probably only due to the design of the game, but it seems that the weather has chosen you as a specific target.

Where do the loot boxes come from?

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It’s safe to say that loot boxes have never been a good idea, and the sooner they get rid of the better. The only place where you, of course, would not expect to see them is the hellish landscapes of Pripyat. And for some reason, there is one salesperson who has plenty of loot boxes.

In a completely random way, in any area of ​​the game, you can find a wandering merchant who will sell you boxes of loot. They are exactly what you imagine them to be. You can buy them for food. With the price tag so high, for a game where every resource counts, it’s incredibly weird to see them. However, it is worth respecting the entrepreneur’s move, lugging boxes of random junk to sell on abandoned tracts of land filled with monsters, ghosts and deadly radiation in order to please the mercenaries.

Why is the food fresh?

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In real life, Pripyat is completely flooded with radiation, everything in it is contaminated, and there are many horrible stories about tourists who took home the things they found and died a few weeks later from radiation sickness. However, any bite of food found in Chernobylite is not only edible but also looks fresh.

Tomato and bread rations look surprisingly beautiful despite being in dusty abandoned buildings for months. In addition, being in an area so close to the reactor, without basic protection against the simplest bacteria, further reinforces the fact that all food that looks ready to eat just doesn’t make any sense.

Who is this man?

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As you explore the vast territories of Chernobylite, you’re bound to come across a lot of strange and eerie things. From a ghostly woman in red to a Geiger counter holding scientists turning to dust, Pripyat has turned into a veritable haunted city.

This unknown person is one very special ghost that will constantly appear and scare you. This strange NPC appears in random locations, but always does the same thing. Humming some strange passage of scripture with a revolver in hand, he waits for you to leave to blow your brains out. And all this is repeated endlessly. It’s scary every time, but nothing is explained. This is a sad meeting, however, after each death, you can get free loot.

Igor – Rick Sanchez?

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While this comparison is a bit flamboyant, there are some similarities between Igor and Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty, as both have a similar backstory, written in a ‘don’t think too much about it’ style.

For example, both lost their wives in scientific experiments, and both somehow invented portals in their garages, using only household scrap metal and a strange alien crystal. In Chernobylite in particular, Igor simply pushes the crystal into what looks like a punch, and for some reason it works. This is an explanation on the fingers of how he managed to build a portal cannon and use it as if it were a trifle.

Why are your companions so calm?

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Another thing that seems pointless is how the various companions encountered in the game remain very calm and embrace all the strange science that is going on around. They seem to calmly accept that they are being thrown into other dimensions against their will or that their leader is making a hole in reality, as if this is not strange at all.

Although you can bet their role as stalkers in the bizarre landscape of Chernobylite has made them more open to weirdness. However, the fact that they perceive Igor’s dimension jumping antics as part of the job description is very strange.

What are these creepy dolls?

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Over the years, there have been enough horror films and horror games that have finally consolidated the fact that dolls are incredibly creepy. There is something in their cold, dead eyes, constantly watching you, that makes you shudder. In Chernobylite, dolls are everywhere.

They either watch you, while watching TV with strange shadow creatures burned in the next wall, or just hang out in rusty cars. Even though they’re only needed to add to the eerie atmosphere, it’s still weird to encounter them.

These recipes for building a base

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The arrangement and construction of the base plays a large role in Chernobylite. Making your own little space in the junk-filled tower you call home can be quite enjoyable. But one thing that doesn’t make any sense in all of this is some of the crafting recipes.

For example, sleeping bags require mushrooms and greens. Even Bear Grylls can’t make a bed out of just mushrooms and herbs, so this is a really weird option. It’s the same with air purifiers, as they again require mushrooms and herbs, but crammed into a box of some kind of e-waste. Despite the fact that Igor is a super-genius scientist, it is rather difficult to admit that he is also a kind of MacGyver of the wasteland.

Where are all the animals?

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One might think that the absence of people in a large open forest area would lead to the emergence of wildlife in Chernobylite, but the forests are unfortunately deserted, except for rare birds in the distance. This makes no sense, given that the action of the game should take place in the “real Pripyat”.

The real location is full of all kinds of animals, to an almost uncontrollable degree. Wild dogs roam abandoned homes, bears feed in nearby forests, and even a new breed of radioactive superpig has emerged that has evolved and poses all sorts of problems for local security forces. Compared to how things are in the quiet forests of Chernobylite, the strangeness stands out even more.

Is radiation just magic now?

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Chernobylite loves to play with the effects of radiation exposure. In real life, contamination with radioactive particles means either a slow death with literally falling off skin, or incurable health problems.

However, in Chernobylite, irradiation grants you superpowers or transforms you into a clumsy zombie called the Ghost, who can telepathically communicate with the collective mind and teleport through a dimensional rift. Despite the fact that other games have already used a magical approach to radiation, in such a dark and serious setting it does not make much sense, somewhat disrupts immersion and tonal discord with the rest of the game when you watch Igor open a glowing portal on your base with the help of a magic space cannon.

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