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Metro Last Light Serious Review

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I know its a bit old but wanted to share it with you. My own Review of Metro Last Light. Enjoy :)

Finally, one of the most anticipated sequel of the most popular First person shooters Metro 2033 is here.  Will this games is going to be any good or should we all forget about it?

 

Metro Last Light Serious Review

Enter once again the world of Soviet Apocalyptic World of Metro 

 

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Developer: 4A Games

Publisher: Deep Silver

Release Date: May 17 2013

Genre: First Person Shooter

Modes: Single Player

Available for : PS3,Xbox 360 , PC

 

 

 

 

Finally, one of the most anticipated sequel of the most popular First person shooters Metro 2033 is here.  Will this games is going to be any good or should we all forget about it? 

Story

This game tells us about the story of Artyom, who after he launched the missiles and destroyed the home of the Dark once, he joins the Order and becomes a Ranger of the Metro. After The orders find one survivor of the dark they send Artyom to eliminate him. Unfortunately, before  managing doing that he gets captured by the Nazis. Now he has to escape, he has to fight against Nazis and deadly monsters to find the dark one and find out that this particular Dark  might be the last hope of humanity.

 

 

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Graphics

Metro 2033 was a beautiful game with amazing levels and atmosphere. Last light offers the same and even better visuals and breathtaking level designs. You will visit creepy tunnels, ruined cities, catacombs, swamps and more. Every level has been  designed with amazing detail, from character models of your allies and your enemies until the textures that had been used in various area surfaces. Anti-aliasing levels of characters models and environment are great. The atmosphere that they created is amazing. Although they put limited graphic options which can only be configured  though config.ini. Some options might be the FOV change and the DirectX 9 ability.

 

 

Sound

Metro last light contains a variety of sounds from creepy ambient you hear while you go through a level. The well-made monsters roars make them really believable. The music is well suited with the background. The sounds that you hear from the residents in the towns are very realistic. The weapon fire sounds are really well made and sound realistic. They did awesome work in that sector of the game that immerse you in the creepy world of Metro.

 

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Gameplay

Metro Last light brings us a lot of improvements in this Soviet-Post Apocalyptic game. One of the most problematic issues in Metro 2033 was the stealth mechanics. Which they work much better in the new installment by using the shadows so that enemies won’t see you and having a clock where you can see how much oxygen you have and a blue light which indicates if people can see you or not. In addition, you can remove light bulbs and turn off the lights of an entire area after finding the main switch, which can make your life easier. After you approach an enemy you can either stub him to death or knock him out. This can help you a lot to get past without firing you gun at all.

Other features that enchant the immersion of the game are the ability to charge your flashlight with a charger. Also there is the ability to clean your gas-mask from bugs and liquid dirt.

 

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Other improvement is the currency in the game. In Metro 2033 you were using your ammo as currency to buy weapons or other utilities, now you can use a special ammo for buying your equipment. You collect a different kind of currency which you can find it across the levels and enemies and you can spend them to buy new weapons and ammo. Also you can upgrade your existing weapons. You can add scopes and silencers on your weapon. 

You can find new weapons which really match the theme of the post-apocalyptic game. There is a big variety of rifles, machine guns and revolvers. There is a good variety of weapons you can choose, although the limited ammo you have you must really be careful how many ammo you spent and stealth is a better choice if you want to survive in this world. 

 

There is also a Weapon Menu which you can choose your secondary choice of arms. You can choose between throwing knifes, mines, grenade and fire grenade. You do that by pressing TAB and a circle menu in the middle of the screen comes out and by using you Mouse (PC) or analogue sticks (Consoles) you choose you weapon. This kind of menu is clearly intended for consoles users.

You are using the secondary weapons by pressing C and whichever you have chosen it uses it. The only problem with this is you can’t aim beforehand. For instance if you choose to throw knifes you have to aim before you throw it. This is difficult most of the times. 

 

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Other problem is the weak melee knife. Instead of having it as a primary weapon in this game it approaches a more traditional way of having it on a button and using it. Although this feels a more modern game the range of the attack is very limited and very difficult to use it against other monsters.

There are some new monsters around, from spider-scorpion kind of monster, fish monsters which you fight them in swamp area and this time around there are bosses, which offer challenges for even experienced players in high difficulty settings. One more interesting addition is when you fall into the water which you have to clearly avoid because if you do it and fall in, there are piranhas kind of monsters where they will eat you alive.

The AI of the enemies is not bad either. Although sometimes they feel stupid and restarted where they can’t see you when you are in front of them or they keep staring a wall. Overall they feel quite difficult in higher difficulty and enough challenging. Especially the monsters that charge you and try to avoid your bullets while moving towards you. 

 

 

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This game immerses you deeply into the world of Metro but sometimes this experience can be ruined by the fact that the character doesn’t speak apart from the loading screen. You can’t see his reflection in a mirror or water. He is just 2 flying Hands. Although that doesn’t ruin the experience of the game at all but it would enchant it even greater if it was there.

 

 

Ranger Mode

This particular mode  as the developers said "as the game is meant to be played" offers a challenging experience for veteran players of Metro. With no hub or indicators on how much health or Ammo remains, or what to press to interact with the world but instead you have to react to the background sounds. Such as knife sound when you are near a enemy. In addition you have to watch your watch to see how much oxygen you have and the beeping sound comes out when you are nearly out of it. The difficulty increases but not so much with other enemies than with other monsters. Stealth here plays a bigger role than Rambo style and the ammo is very limited so that  you have to make enough saving for you to survive. Although there is no way for you to see how many ammo you have, which make it very difficult job for the player.

 

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Conclusion

Metro Last Light brings a lot of improvements both in gameplay and graphics. Offering you an immersion experience nothing like most game today have. Although some minor bugs, limited graphic settings and the fact they offer the ranger mode in a DLC for 5 more backs hurt the game slightly. But apart from all that, this game is a masterpiece and is recommended to all metro and Post-apocalyptic fans out there.

 

Score: 9/10

 

 

 

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I really want to get this game, but havn't jumped on it yet. The problem is that I have such a big backlog of games I am starting to feel guilty about buying new ones. Maybe I get lucky and get the Steambox, it comes with a copy of this :)

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I really want to get this game, but havn't jumped on it yet. The problem is that I have such a big backlog of games I am starting to feel guilty about buying new ones. Maybe I get lucky and get the Steambox, it comes with a copy of this :)

Pick it up, trust me its worth it and it is acually a fairly short game I played it on Ranger mode for the first time and it took me maybe 8 hours max.

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