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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not THAT good, 29 May 2013
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Metro Last Light (PS3) (Video Game)
I'm a tad surprised at the 4 and 5 star reviews of this game but each to their own I suppose.

If, like me, you've played more FPS games than you care to remember you wont find anything new or particularly exciting in Metro: Last Light.
Ground breaking it aint and it is certainly NOTHING like the Fallout games despite what it says on the box! Where Fallout was an epic open world adventure Metro is an extremely linear and fairly standard FPS with little or no interaction between you and the NPCs. There is a small amount of weapon customisation, you can loot bodies for ammo etc. and that's about it as far as the RPG element goes. People talk at you rather than with you and the voice acting is pretty low rate.

With that in mind, the game is actually not bad as a standard shooter. It's atmospheric and captures the feel of a post apocalyptic wasteland pretty well. The weapons pack a decent punch and the graphics are decent. The stealth element is OK too but the enemy AI is so stupid that there is no real challenge to it, even in Ranger Mode. It's definitely NOT scary either as the "jump" moments are all pretty telegraphed and the monsters/mutants are all pretty B-movie standard.

Add to that the lack of any real replay value and the pretty short single player campaign and what you have, in my opinion, is a game that you'd probably be better off waiting a wee while to come down in price rather than pay 40 for. I'd say 20 would be closer to this game's true value.

Like the title says, it's good but it's not exactly a cut above other FPS out there.
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Initial post: 30 May 2013 09:11:37 BDT
sirpat says:
I agree. Entertaining at times but there is no emotional bond with any character. Just want to get through - on rails that is.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2013 10:31:43 BDT
PJ Junior says:
Definitely a lack of any emotional bond and that is probably down to the fact that there is no interaction with other characters in the game.

The amount of games that get 5 star reviews on here really makes me laugh. Are these people really saying that all of these games are absolutely perfect in every way? That is surely what giving the highest mark you can give means, doesn't it?

There are really only a small handful of games that deserve 5 stars and those are usually triple A titles with massive budgets, good replay value and great online modes. Metro is none of these things so how the hell does it deserve 5 stars out of 5?

Bizarre.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2013 12:13:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2013 12:18:18 BDT
sirpat says:
I hear you.

I don't care about the stars that much. Taste is something you can't measure.
It's all about common sense when reading other peoples reviews.
I'd rather call them opinions anyway.

Posted on 2 Jun 2013 09:57:26 BDT
The Old Git says:
The Fallout Games had more Bugs in them than a Tramps Underwear.The Glitches and Bugs really tarnished the Fallout Games for me.Metro plays just fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 12:29:31 BDT
Avatouir says:
The original Portal didn't have a massive budget nor released as a solo game but an add on to the Orange box. But was a great 5star game nonetheless so you don't need to have a big budget. But a good review I might take your advice. Maybe I'll borrow my bros copy if I have time and no new games (unlikely though that may be with my current backlog). But yeah I do think sometimes the 5 star reviews do make some games look better than they are. Especially film franchise games that are generally at best average barely worth 3*. It almost makes an argument for trolly 1* non reviews to balance out the overall score

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:43:33 BDT
PJ Junior says:
Good call. Portal was a great game and didn't have a huge budget but I did say that 5 star titles were "usually" big budget etc. as I know there are a few exceptions out there, Portal being a great example.

I'd say it's a good idea to borrow Metro if you can rather than buy it. It's enjoyable in it's own way but it's WAY overhyped.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:49:24 BDT
PJ Junior says:
Yeah Bethesda are terrible for bugs and glitches but I would still place the Fallout games in my top 10 or 20 of all time great games.

Sure Metro plays fine but it's nowhere near the size or scope of the Fallout games is it? The makers of Metro weren't exactly reaching for the stars, they just added another generic, linear FPS to the already saturated market.
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