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Strap on your Gasmask and Reload your Jury rigged shotgun. Here, there be Monsters..,
This review is from: Metro Last Light (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Firstly I would like to say that the first game 'Metro 2033' was flawed gem among the titles of 2010. The world we explore is actually originally from the 'Metro Series' primarily written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. This world is about as dark and adult as they come. Trust me Fallout seems positively brimming with life and sunny enthusiasm compared to the stories that Glukhovsky wrote.
Back to the game: We start Last light with the friendly silent protaganist Artyum from the last game. Freshly traumatised from his experience from the last game. We follow him trough his trials as he attempts to redeem himself. It can get pretty dark at some points and some of its developers dont seem to have been worried wit shocking subjects paticually as to what happens to children in the metro. Seriously folks; this is NOT a game for children.
Gameplay wise its pretty standard apart from Artyum assortment of cobbled together guns and accoutrements such as his torch which comes with a kinectic battery which has to be cranked to recharge. Bullets, like in the last game come in to kinds. Normal crappy, cobbled together bullets which will be your primary ammo for the game, and Military grade bullets. These also serve as the currency for the game which works surprisingly well as you find yourself low on ammo and a mutant bearing down on you. Do you try and kill it with your knife, possibly dooming yourself. Or do you kill it with the ammo that could also buy you a refill for your next jount outside the metro.
Soundwise; Its Brilliant. From the "drip, drip, drip" of those lonely tunnels, to the chatter of the populated hubs and the satisfying click of a clip of ammo slotting into place, Last Light's sound design is fantastic.
Grapicly speaking, this game is also topnotch, Its easily shaulder to shaulder with Crysis 3 and Halo4. The game is Regularly beautiful, in a deeply grim and depressing way, Metro: Last Light's visuals are let down by screen tearing and frame rate issues. So far, no patches have been made to fix it but it's easily forgivable as the detail is almost insane in some parts in the game. Also I should point out that this game is very CPU intensive and will chug on most middling gaming PC's. Even my two titans had a good workout after this game. Though the game definately needs a Rig that can make it strech and cut loose, it doesnt do too bad job running on something less powerful and the 360 version, minus the pretty bad FOV does a really good job of keeping up.
The only problem the game suffers from which damages the score in my opinion is its insistance on you 'FOLLOWING THE MAN'. This is, of course the case for most of the modern shooters out there and compared to them, Metro is probably the best, your companion always is fun to listen to and dispite the iffy voice acting at times as Russian voice actors try to do the English voices also, its not to bad however. The game, as an RPG also suffers as dispite its many reasons for you to stray off the beaten path. It never feels like you find anything except more mutants or ammo. A few side missions would difinately have been welcome.
In conclusion: Metro: Last light is definately a contender for GOTY. The game oozes atmosphere and intensity. It's also a breath of fresh air to play a game that isnt set on the usual set of generic spots e.g. America, Alien planet, Alien ship etc.
If you enjoy a good yarn about the world going to hell and dont mind some truly graphics content (Boobs are also in it which I must admit does seem a little forced and silly). This for most gamers, should be a must own.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2014 23:36:27 BDT
screen tearing can be fixed by enabling vsync.
and the fov can be edited in the .ini file.
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